Found, a Loom . . .

A couple of weeks ago, I received a text from a friend. My phone, which is NOT hi-tech or smart or intelligent in any way took its time unfurling a photo of  . . . a loom!

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[Photo credit to my dear friend, Kim]

I have been told by many a spinning (and weaving!) guild member that I would turn to the dark-side eventually; that I would succumb to the pull of weaving and never look back. So, perhaps it was a self-fulfilling prophesy. Plus, my better half–the Amazon reviewer–is already a weaver. We have a huge piece of woven microfilm art hanging in the front room and a bunch of smaller woven pieces (out of paper and grass and whatever else he could find) hanging around the house. I like to tell myself that he is the true weaver and is, therefore, in need of a loom.

Either way, I had to go look at the thing–I mean, we all know I never fail to start BIG and this, well, this was no table loom. We made it to Habitat for Humanity by about 5:45 (they close at 6:00!) and there she was. How could I resist? Good price. Huge loom. Not-for-Profit seller. Husband-weaver by my side. So, yes, dear reader, I bought the loom.

It took us two days to figure out how to get it home (we left our trailer at my dad’s in NY this winter . . . doh!) Thanks to a friend’s *tiny* trailer, we managed to drag it home going about 5 mph–every bump made my heart race.

Nope, we know nothing about weaving. Although we quickly started watching “How to Warp Your Loom” videos and I can happily recommend the following:

So where do we stand? Well, S is building a raddle and a warp board; we are giving away our piano to make room for the piano-sized loom; and I have assurances from my guildies that someone (maybe Cara, Debbie, or Beth) will come over to help us warp the thing for the first time. In the meantime, I think Spencer is getting a little excited about the prospect of weaving 🙂

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12 Responses to Found, a Loom . . .

  1. metaspencer says:

    Time to get weavin’


  2. I gather that’s your first loom. You are so lucky to start out on such a beauty. Look out for Anne Field’s into book to help you get started. I think it’s particularly good.


  3. What an incredible find! I really want to start weaving this year but I might need to move a few bits of furniture out to fit one of these in. Looking forward to seeing what you make on it.


    • lissymail says:

      Thanks! We are parting with our (free) piano this weekend to make room for the loom . . . choices! I hope you find something special out there too!!


  4. WeaverGrace says:

    You reminded me of how much I miss teaching weaving. I am eager to help you get up and running, or to keep you going. Let me know if you’d like my help. I’m working on producing a set of weaving videos in a few years as a retirement project. 🙂

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  5. WeaverGrace says:

    Your loom reminds me of a Harrisville loom that I used 30-40 years ago. What company made yours?


    • lissymail says:

      Hi there! You know, I don’t know the make–there are no markings. I’ve sent pictures to a few manufacturers and they all said “not ours” . . . maybe it’s homemade? as some have suggested? And please keep me posted about the videos! I would love to feature them here!

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