Weaving along

a few months ago one of my friends put her big tapestry loom for sale. I looked and told myself not to be greedy. Fast forward a few weeks and I went to ‘Textiles in Focus’ and wandered over to Lynda’s stand. I asked if she had sold the loom, no.  Before I could engage my brain, my mouth has said “can I have it?”  And so I have a huge loom at the end of the bed, there is nowhere else to fit it.

It isnt warped yet as even I am not so stupid as to try and learn on something as big as this. I bought a 50cm square loom to practice on. This comes with notches pre-cut to make it easier to warp.

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I am getting on ok, but I won’t really know if it is any good until I take it off. Watch this space.

so, the grand plan is to spin my own yarn and then weave with it. I have some more learning to do before I get that far.  However, in the meantime, I have met a delightful group of women spinners, weavers and knitters who are willing to share knowledge and experience with a couple of newbies.

one of whom may be willing to sell her drum carder to me. Fingers crossed 🙂

in the interests of full disclosure I may as well admit to having arranged to buy a Kromski Rigid Heddle Loom.  Used.  Bargain.

 

 

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4 Responses to Weaving along

  1. Julie Mackinder says:

    You’ve been busy. The weaving’s looking really good 🙂

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  2. Bargain rigid heddle looms don’t come up that often. Go for it!

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  3. I love how you are jumping into this new adventure with both feet!!

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