People often assume that I weave, because I spin, but in fact I've resisted weaving for a long time. But yesterday's craft group meeting was all about weaving, so I gave it a go. Interesting to learn different stitches with names like 'Egyptian knot'. Since I don't plan to do much weaving, I used a very simple loom, just a cardboard box:
When I was a child, I had an old book called 'Things For Girls To Make and Do', which showed just such a loom.
Love this post ! You come up with such interesting crafts n projects ! So the white warp yarn goes all round the cardboard, right ? Just seeing this, makes me want to give weaving a spin :-)ReplyDelete
Hope you share more process & technique pics, ....
Yes, the warp string goes right round the box. The teacher says I made my notches a bit far apart. Mine are 5 mm apart, perhaps 3 mm would work better, but it depends a bit on the thickness of the weft yarn.Delete
I resisted weaving for a long time, although my mom has been weaving since the early 70s. I've tried pin looms, inkle looms, rigid heddle looms, floor looms, but nothing really stuck with me until my mom gave me a Saori loom. Oh, my! It is so relaxing! That's why I want to learn to spin!ReplyDelete
I've heard of some of those looms but not pin loom or Saori loom. I'll look it up!Delete
In Tasmania I saw a loom which literally took up most of an enormous room!! - floor to ceiling. And it was worked entirely by hand, the artist was making a very elaborate wall hanging. I watched for ages but have never had any desire to learn myself.I have no idea what sort of loom this may have been, but I assume it must have been a very specialised and probably expensive one.ReplyDelete
Interesting! I had a friend who was an expert weaver and had several large looms. Yes, very expensive!Delete
I do love to see weaving and these days I only make it with cluny :) It is funny that you posted this cause I was checking out looms and they are too pricey and I think this would work for me for now great post :)ReplyDelete
Good way to start off. The other ladies had picture frames. I thought such a frame would need nails in it, but no, they just wound the warp around the frame.Delete
Intriguing though it may be, weaving has snagged my interest since earlier decades and I have always resisted. I'll stick to learning laces for now. : ))ReplyDelete
Looks like you gave it a good try!! :)ReplyDelete
This is something to try, you get very good results from your handmade loom!ReplyDelete