The gimlet and auger I made.
" Young as I was, I was possessed of an art which was of great use. It was that of weaving shot-pouch straps, belts and garters. I could make my loom and weave a belt in less than one day. Having a piece of board about four feet long, an inch auger, spike gimlet, and a drawing knife, I needed no other tools or materials for making my loom. It frequently happened that my weaving proved serviceable to the family, as I often sold a belt for a day's work, or making a hundred rails. So that although a boy, I could exchange my labour for that of a full grown person for an equal length of time".
Doddridge. 18th century.
Has anyone got any ideas on the sort of loom that Dodridge could have made with just a four foot board? I was thinking some form of inkle loom. A board with pegs in it?
Thank you Jenny, very much appreciated.