Friday, April 9, 2010

Loom work

Recieving this loom has been such a gift, even though I had to move the dinning room table out side. Spending lots of time at the library looking at weaving books, is such a pleasure. It took me several days to research how looms work and fixing the cords and treadles.
Then even though I was totally confused about warping, I went for it and after a few days we were ready to play. My kids are my teachers, Annabel is a natural weaver, the only one that could get an even looking weave. It's been so much fun. We are using this sample weave as the family weave.











5 comments:

Nicole said...

peggy osterkamp has a good book. try using toilet paper to start weaving the header (where your warp is tied to the metal bar). that way you don't have to use your precious yarn until your warp evens out :)

mary said...

you are so awesome! I want to come see...

Laura said...

I can't wait to see your loom, waving is something I want to learn one day..

Anonymous said...

Wow, so great to see!!! I want to come try too...there is a Kumara mom from way back who is also an amazing loom goddess...I will figure a way to get you two connecterd for sure. Reminds me of sewing and weaving with Julian so long ago..."This is my work, my mom does this work" he proudly reported to us as he sewed.

Molly de Vries said...

Thank you so much for your comments, its nice to know that friends are out there.