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My first loom

dayenu | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

well my first since the potholder loopie toy I had as a child. It’s an antique counterbalance and I have dressed it twice so far.

 

 

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  1. fiberfan | | #1

    What a beauty!  I see the loom doesn't have a warp on it, do you have your next project planned?  What 2 things have you woven on it?

    Joanne - so many ideas, so much fiber, so little time

  2. MaryinColorado | | #2

    I always found weaving fascinating to watch.  It seems that it would be very relaxing and fullfilling.   Is it difficult to learn?  Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the beautiful loom.  Mary

    1. fiberfan | | #3

      Weaving is very rewarding but I am not sure I would describe it as relaxing.  When weaving on a floor loom, both hands and feet are moving consistently.  Depending on what you are weaving, you may also have to pay close attention to what your feet are doing.

      Weaving is not hard to learn.  The steps get easier with practice but they are not difficult.  There is so much to learn I can't imaging getting bored with weaving.

      Joanne - so many ideas, so much fiber, so little time

      1. MaryinColorado | | #5

        The reason I thought of it as relaxing, is because you are able to become so imersed in what you are doing.  Your brain gets a break from all the other thoughts.  It seems like a very healthy thing to do.  Alas, with my arthritis, I wouldn't be able to do it, sigh.... 

  3. BernaWeaves | | #4

    Wow!  That's a big loom.  Although I always find the high castle makes them look bigger than they really are.  It's a beauty.

     

    Berna

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    VKStitcher | | #6

    Congratulations on your first loom!  Although I've never done anything other than those potholders, I've always been fascinated by looms and weaving, and how the patterns, textures, and colors all come together in a finished piece.  What will your next project be?

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      dayenu | | #7

      right now  it is warped with strands of alpaca, linen and mohair. it will either be a shawl or I will sew it into something. One step at a time.

      I am very new to weaving.

      1. fiberfan | | #8

        A mixed warp, sounds wonderful.  I love alpaca!  What colors are in your warp, what are you using for weft and what weave structure?  Reading about some's projects is almost as fun as planning my own

        Joanne - so many ideas, so much fiber, so little time

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          dayenu | | #11

          as a beginner I am doing a very loose lacy tabby.  all the colors are white and beige and the weft is a curly mohair and some areas will have gold and cream ribbon yarn.

          even if it totally fails I will love the texture and find some way to use it, even if it gets beaded and hung on the wall.

           

           

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        VKStitcher | | #9

        That combination of textures sounds wonderful!

        1. loomchick | | #10

          I would like to invite everyone in the Seattle/Puget Sound area to the Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Show and SaleOctober 25-27, 2007Lower Level, Bloedel HallSt. Mark’s Cathedral (in Capitol Hill)1245 -10th Ave., E.Seattle, WA  98102-4398Thursday, Oct 25th    5 pm - 8 pmFriday, Oct 26th     10 am - 8 pmSaturday, Oct 27th    10 am - 5 pmCash, checks and credit cards accepted

          For more information, go to http://www.seattleweaversguild.com

           

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