Monday, March 26, 2012

New Loom

Last year, my Cricket Loom (a wonderful first Mother's Day gift from Elise) hooked me on weaving.  I know, the girl went all out and set the bar pretty high for Mother's Day- hopefully she can live up to the standard this year :-)

The Cricket was perfect for learning to weave on a rigid heddle loom.  The compact size made it easy to move around.  I could work on projects on the couch, and there were even a few car rides that involved weaving.  Although I broke every weaving rule out there (I was clueless... and still am a bit!), I managed to come up with a few pieces that I *love*.

But, as my appetite for weaving grew- it was time for a larger loom.  Enter my Ashford 32" rigid heddle:

To tell you the truth, this was actually a Christmas present from Joe.  The loom has been sitting here warped since... oh... January (see, the blog isn't the only thing that has been neglected in my life the past few months!).   Time has gotten away from me a bit, work has distracted me that much more- and I also have a little color issue.

I know I won't have enough of this fingering weight Plucky Primo in Candy Apple seen as the warp.  I need to add some more color, and right now I'm kind of thinking of weaving in more of a true red.  But like I said, it's completely undecided and the hesitation continues!

I know every time I bring up weaving, I have a whole slew of questions coming in on the blog and emails.  People asking about how I learned, if I know of any good reference videos out there, questions on warping, etc.  Well, I am pleased to say that I finally have an answer for all of you looking to get in to weaving.

Want to know what it is?!?

I'll tell you...


Stay tuned :-)

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  1. Oh, what fun! I love both scarves you've posted, btw -- such a pleasing confluence of colors on the first one, and gorgeous texture on the second. I'm tempted to pick up a Cricket loom for myself...

  2. Great mother's day gift ... I'm hinting (constantly) about wanting a cricket loom. Maybe this year!! So excited for you that you added an Ashford loom to your collection. Can't wait to see you next woven project.

  3. LOL! You crack me up. Such a tease. Btw, I love your new loom.

  4. Looking good! My husband has been wanting to learn to weave for years....perhaps I should get him to take a look at your blog (tomorrow!) I just LOVE the scarves you've made X

  5. I purchased one of these looms last year and took a class. It was fun and I learned the basics but then a year came and went without even getting it out of the box. Your weaving may inspire me to get it out and start on some Christmas gifts!