Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Loom Photos



For those of you who are curious, here is the new loom! It's a Schacht 8-harness table loom, with a 20" weaving width. (Yes, I apparently have a thing for Schacht equipment.)





It's currently sitting in my dining room, attached to its legs. I did a bit of weaving over the weekend, but I'm waiting on some yarn and warping tools (to be purchased at Rhinebeck) before I do much more. The edges are pulling in quite a bit, but I know that this will get better with practice.

Don't worry; I'm not going to start pushing looms at everyone (well, not all the time, anyway).

7 comments:

OldLadyPenPal said...

Good gravy, Val! That's hardcore, serious business there! I love it!

Sarah said...

Yay Val!

I sooooo can't wait to start weaving!

I wanna see what you do first!

Ceallach said...

Cool....congratulations on the new loom....


Your edges are pulling in probably because you are not allowing for takeup on the loom.

Try this:

When you make your shot.....Let the yarn curve up and away from the already woven peice.....it should be a nice arc....then beat it gently....the extra yarn in the arc should be enough to prevent the edges from pulling in....

Keep doing a bit more on that warp, and go ahead and use it up with trying some things.....

LaBean said...

*giggles* You are amazing Val, You're my favorite Craft-o-holic! I'm right behind you, mentally. I'd like to weave my own handtowels and such.. but nah, I'll stick to knitting, and dyeing, and spinning.. ;) I know you'll be great at this too. And though I likely won't ever own one, if you need help pushing looms, I've got your back!@ weeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Danielle said...

Is that thing as huge as it looks?

Batty said...

That is ginormous!

Theresa said...

Warp! That! Loom! Hey!