And it appears to be a looong, appears to be a looong, time, such a long, long time before the dawn…..
But it has been a long time that I’ve been meaning to get going with weaving. As much as I would love to have a large loom, a 4-shaft baby, I have neither the space, the money to spend on it, nor the time to learn to use this creature at this place in time. It is looming (heh) in my future, but for now I need to learn just what a warp is, which way a weft goes (weft to wight) and many, many other things that I can’t even conceive of yet.
When I went to purchase a small rigid heddle loom a month or so ago, every store I went to pretty much refused to sell me one. Oh, they said, “It’s for kids” “You’ll get tired of it immediately” “Why waste your money on that”. For goodness sakes, I just wanted to buy a small loom and it was getting embarrasing! Plus, I had very little backbone to stand up to these mavens of the weave to say, “Uh, yeah, I do want that”.
Missy and I brought home this box of pieces parts and we put it together. I’m very proud of our skills to do so. However, when the time came to do some heavy skrewing, we called on the men to do the job. Believe me, there were lots of jokes and innuendo flying.
So, I’m off to work on this some more. My edges are a little sketchy…but I think the sides are starting to even out a bit. It helps being ambidextrous so I can sling the shuttle back and forth pretty easily using both hands.
Need to get back to the weaving now……..