New Loom!

So my young man (who is very attentive and observant) thought up a wonderful surprise for my Christmas present, only he is a)bad at keeping surprise secret and b) didn’t want to get the wrong sort. So he told me he wanted to get me a new “weaving thing to do my looming on”

My little spears loom has been ok for working out the basics and getting a hang of things but already I’m wanting to use double heddles which is do-able but tricky when they’re the wrong length and have nowhere to actually sit.

I’ve chosen an ashford knitter’s loom in the 50 cm width mainly because of the ease of getting it (buying something available locally means cheaper postage) and the versatile width, not too wide but wide enough for most uses.

 

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4 responses

  1. I found some more photos, which I thought you might like:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/operafantomet/media/renaissanceportraits/firenze1/pontormo1514.jpg.html
    That is from here: http://aneafiles.webs.com/renaissancegallery/extant.html
    It is (apparently) “Portrait of a Lady with Spindles”, ca. 1515, Jacopo Pontormo (Uffizi, Florence).

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1EllVI/:1Fm$Y$Ln.:Xl.g.6$6/www.ericvalli.com/index.php?%2Fstories%2Fhigh-himalaya%2F#
    See the 13th image down.

    Hope you’ve had a good holidays. I look forward to hearing some updates about your spinning.

    ~Panth

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