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# OHLOOM - User Guide ![](User_Guide.jpg) ![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_318f93d517a13bdd002f3452d6ac5025.jpg) ## Index 1. [Prepare Wind Up](#prepwindup) 2. [Wind Up Utilities](#winduputilities) 3. [Wind It Up](#winditup) 4. [How to weave with OHLOOM](#howtoweave) | ## 1. Prepare Wind Up <a name="prepwindup"> To protect the whool while winding up, you need to add carton stripes onto the beam. 2 cm width and 55-57 cm long. |![](PrepWindUp_1.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_e90f7f12c2fc5354f02b95e4b3674c98.jpg)|![](PrepWindUp_2.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_87730a66c9e28aa4213ea1142294e29a.jpg)|![](PrepWindUp_3.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_78c2d5ebea9ad6245b45f2bf5967f671.jpg)| |:---------:|:------------:|:---:| |1. Draw lines|2. Use a cutting knife |3. 10-20 stripes| | ## 2. Wind Up Utilities <a name="winduputilities"> |![](WindUp_1.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_72c154c385b969698633f7ca89c33301.jpg)|![](WindUp_2.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_a2c70d5ab8931ede2fd685ab0eaa54c7.jpg)| |:---------:|:------------:| |2 x Big Clamps, 1 Small Clamp|1 x Scissor| |![](WindUp_3.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_4dd9a84cf7c3f188f24681dedffa2fc7.jpg)|![](WindUp_4.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_521335d6e614f7d6bc25d120e330f5e7.jpg)| |1 X Hook|1 x Pole| | ## 3. Wind It Up <a name="winditup"> |1. Measure the distance of your project (e.g. length of scarf)| |:---------:| |2. Clamp the pol on one side | |![](WindUp_4.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_c640176cd67bf90e7b973755b0512a2e.jpg)| |3. Clamp the loom on the other side| | !Be aware to place the short end of the loom towards the outside!| |![](WindUp_5.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_9a130cd6d4b2c471587a18c130e32ea7.jpg)| |4. Leave whool on the floor and lead the end up between the warpclothbeam and crossbeam and knot it onto the stringstick| |![](WindUp_6.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_11b77491ebe26136498277b8d15f1a2f.jpg)| |5. Now lead it between the long slits of the combmodule and around the pol| |![](WindUp_7.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_59719d4434dc41b42e98d326752044bd.jpg)| |6. Take the next sling and lead it over the stringstick| |![](WindUp_8.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_9b2b096bcd75100495b6699ab10d441a.jpg)| |7. Continue with all long slits, one over, one under the stringstick| |![](WindUp_9.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_4901b9385640db901a996470b5f34e45.jpg)| |8. Lead it each time around the pol| |![](WindUp_10.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_ff8dbe381e0233d3a97b2153fec4230b.jpg)| |9. If you want change the color, just cut it, make a knot around the stringstick, and continue| |![](WindUp_19.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_41b9efdfa32c3ef00c197f143e4ca094.jpg)![](WindUp_20.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_bf36f5415d9c70b8659cad17ff0c9734.jpg) ![](WindUp_21.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_d82d757cf5eefdd1ddfae32b914fe414.jpg)| |10. After you finished with all slits, use some whool to bind all strings to a bundle just behind the pol| |![](WindUp_22.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_5c0d06b87167d58c3aedb96181ae128d.jpg) ![](WindUp_23.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_7ed32fa12493cc182394ef5edad2483f.jpg)| |11. Look for someone to help you holding the bundle end to keep some tension| |12. Position the comb in the idle position at the other end of the combholder| |![](WindUp_24.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_2a0782fb03399da55db52cdc2713d44a.jpg) | |13. Start rolling in the whool, while putting in the prepared carton stripes, till you can not roll it in any further| |![](WindUp_25.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_de9ccaac2a34599116b965e20f462de5.jpg) ![](WindUp_26.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_182a275a9eb9e034acafab1d5e5488b9.jpg)| |14. Use the scissor to cut the slings, and open the knot around the bundle | |![](WindUp_27.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_e3758c8161f6e0e65146b3122f3ef638.jpg)| |15. Now you can take of the clamps, and turn around the loom| |![](WindUp_28.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_d2f8d525fda7188c41052675b40b0184.jpg)| |16. Go through every slot, take one of the 2 strings, and use the hook to lead it through the small slot aside each long slot| |![](WindUp_29.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_c061745577428517664225ceaac7bd89.jpg)| |17. Bundle around 10 strings with a knot| |![](WindUp_30.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_4ae71b30d7387405bc6c28adf4d724ce.jpg)| |18. Use a string (ca. 2 m), half it by leading it around the stringstick| |![](WindUp_31.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_9bd8f8a80a381c837892547f8479da56.jpg) | |19. Now wind it around the stringstick and through each bundle| |20. Keep it tight, and make a knot at the end. The whole strings should be straight and tight| |![](WindUp_32.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_ba6a80002ec4e39192f54917a8bce6a5.jpg)| |21. Take the shuttle, and the whole and proceed as seen on the images| |![](WindUp_33.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_3465b51372e98cf27d4ab4ddae0b0fcb.jpg) ![](WindUp_34.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_7757700e3fa84d03a4d837f24ae2ee50.jpg)| |22. Move the comb out of idle position into the upper or lower position to be able to do the next step | |23. Again, take some whool and double it. Use the shuttle to lead it through the strings. | |24. Move the comb to the opposing position (up or down), and lead the doubled whool strings through | |![](WindUp_35.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_39b492be8ac6d4ecdbd86cbe2ec6ad5f.jpg)| |23. Repeat it several times, then move the comb slowly towards you to tighten the doubled whool strings| |!You will recognize, that the distances between the strings got nearly equalized!| |![](WindUp_36.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_f2706e515bcbf5a340d35f1f0a8aa19a.jpg)| |om is ready for weaving! | ## 4. How to weave with OHLOOM <a name="howtoweave"> |1. ...Position comb up and shuttle through...| |:---------:| |![](WindUp_37.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_0c801be5363db816da0d19aaf412ba2d.jpg)| |2. ...Hold the thread on one side and position it in a diagonal matter...| |![](WindUp_38.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_8024b33cbd88a6ffb7a26bc97a9d6eb6.jpg)| |3. ...Move the string with the comb, and push it a several times...| |![](WindUp_39.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_1fe1b4e9f564ce8b135d0ffd16ac5b0a.jpg)| |4. ...Position down and shuttle through...| |![](WindUp_40.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_46f93fc5541fd3fbc3c3e44f1db46e18.jpg)| |5. ...Move the threat using the comb and continue with 1.| |![](WindUp_41.jpg)![](http://pad2.opensourceecology.de/uploads/upload_f51d20cb49d0f1fec181098c383ecaf7.jpg)| ### And so on and forth...Good luck and have fun with your projects!