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.
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.