Believe it or not, every so often I wave goodbye to a loom. Recently, I sold my 25″ Erica rigid heddle loom to a new weaver who wanted to give it a try. The 12″ two harness Peacock, a teeny, vintage loom in need of new heddles and love, was also sent to a new home.
But even though I feel some relief and, yes, a bit smug, after sending these two out into the world (I’ve downsized! I’ve gained some space!), that hasn’t stopped me from welcoming a few more: one new, one old. (Hmmm… there goes that smugness.) I’ll blog about them at another time.
In the meantime, thanks for the memories, Erica. Glad to have known you, Peacock.
Nearly 70 skeins for $6.00. A steal!
I spent $10 on this wall hanging so I could study the weaving, in particular the slit style by the buildings and cacti. I figure it cost less than a book or DVD, so why not? It’s about 2.5′ x 4.5′, so it’s currently hanging behind a door in my little studio.
Orange is probably my favorite color. I don’t wear it, but I like it, especially when it’s bright and cheerful and nearly hurts your eyes. Here I’m playing around with embroidery floss on the vintage Lightning Weaver. (I drew a pattern on the warp threads with a Sharpie.)
This experiment started because I want to practice weaving with little patches of colors and shapes to see how the background (orange!) will build up and recede.