Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Loom



I found another little loom and just had to buy it. It's actually a Darice beading loom that I got at my local Ben Franklin craft store. I added a front and back tie up bar (wooden dowels tied on with cotton string) and it works just fine. I'm using a small heddle for the wind chimes that I'm weaving. I also made a 10 inch long heddle that should fit this loom just right. I made the heddle for a WAL challenge I joined with the backstrap weavers group on Ravelry. I've tried the backstrap loom and it is interesting. Not sure if I like being tied to my work, though!

6 comments:

  1. That is adorable! I have to admit, I have been so focused on spinning and getting ready for the Michigan Fiber Festival that my weaving has taken a back burner. I will be taking a basket weaving class next week though. I'm excited to learn a new technique. As always, you inspire me to keep experimenting with my weaving.

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  2. Great new loom Kathi! Weaving is actually something on my learn-to-do list!

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  3. What a cute loom! I've been trying to get back into weaving but at the moment spinning and dying have taken over my house.

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  4. I love your handmade heddle and your weaving is looking good, I hope you will show us pictures of your wind chime when it's finished.

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  5. You are full of interesting ideas.

    Tied to my work = funny. :-)

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  6. Would you mind posting a closer-up picture of the weaving? I'm really interested in weaving, but I had such messy selvedges I gave it up after a few weeks.

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