Now I just need to get it into the frame. I'm thinking of adding some spacers to ensure the weaving is not pushed too hard against the glass. It may take a little time, but I think it's worth it.
I've had a couple questions on my pipe looms, so I thought I would add a blog entry on them. Right now I have two pipe looms for 8" and 24" wide tapestries. They are essentially Archie Brennan's pipe looms with a couple of tweaks. You can find the plans for Archie's looms at : http://americantapestryalliance.org/Education/Ed_Ar/BrennanLooms.html.
I combined the small copper pipe loom with the leashing unit on the free standing copper pipe loom. The next tweak I received from Tommye Scalin in my first tapestry weaving class. To make the small pipe loom free standing, she took two female threaded PVC "tee" and slid it over the copper pipe. Then she added male threaded PVC pipe to the tee. Rubber feet on the ends keep it from sliding and a rubber band keeps the ends from separating.
The next tweak is just to add a copper tee to the corner at the bottom of the loom rather than an elbow. I added a small bit of pipe to the bottom of the tee and another rubber foot. This keeps the bottom of the frame off the table, floor, etc. Then if the loom is continuously warped, I can advance the warp and not have the frame sitting on the "freshly" woven fabric. Lastly, of course, are the connectors for the leashes that I talked of in the last blog entry.Hope this of help!