Saturday, July 31, 2010


I've been thinking about this for months (since February) and decided I wanted to get a tri-loom.  As a weaver, I must be well versed in the craft.

My kids think I'm crazy because now I have a ridged heddle loom, a table loom, an inkle loom, a floor loom and now a tri-loom.  That's 5, count them, five looms.  I love them all!  (My warping board could double as an inkle, so I could say I've got six.)

Because the tri-loom is triangle shaped, it needs a special stand or a place to hang on a wall.  I didn't want to put holes in the wall to hang this, but I didn't want to buy a stand either.  The stand it more expensive than the loom!  So, I found a place in the garage.  I've been working slowly on it for a couple of days.  The first three rows were the hardest to do and after that, I've got it figured out.  I'm enjoying it, but I have to stand to weave and I get tired of that after a while.

I'll have pictures of the tri-loom up soon.  Wait for them.....

Summer time weaving

This summer I took a weaving class.  I really enjoyed it.  As well as learning lots of great things, I got to get out of the house for a couple hours, every week for two months!

I learned a much more effective way of getting the threads from the warping board to the loom.  When I did it in the past, I made a huge tangled mess and often spent days untangling all the thread.  Now, I know a better way and know how to use lease sticks.  So far, I've threaded my home loom two or three times since starting the class and it has gone so much better.

During class, I made two projects.  The first was a table runner that is about 7 feet long and 14 inches wide.  It's impractical for me to use it on my table at home (kids and cat), but it's pretty.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. 

The second project was going to be a long scarf.  Well, it's long, about 10 feet long!  It's made with a pretty cotton/rayon thread in shades of purple.  My computer isn't liking my camera card right now, so I don't have pictures on my computer, but I'll work on that so I can get some pictures of my latest projects up.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


My latest project fresh off the loom.
For whatever reason, the picture isn't great, but it's a scarf about 57 inches long and 8 1/2 inches wide.
I made it for my father in law for his birthday, but there is one problem...

Everytime I advanced the warp on the loom, the weft would separate.  I can't figure out how to get it looking normal again.  I may not give this too him.  I also ended up with two different whites.  It doesn't look as good as I had hoped. 

Well I've got some new thread, that's 100% cotton, so I'll be trying that out.