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Eureka! My Table Loom Is Operational!
Submitted by Pam on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 14:56
I bought myself a birthday present last year - a Rigid Heddle Loom made by Ashford Wheels and Looms, New Zealand. And then, I proceeded to spend the entire year finding "other things to keep me busy". Like this blog! That's it ... that's why I never got this loom put together. I'll blame it on the blog!
However, once my friend Hope found out there was an unassembled tabletop loom in my house, she insisted I get busy and put it together. (Hope is incredibly talented at weaving and knitting). So I set aside today as "Loom Assembly Day" and broke open the box.
AARRRGHHHH! Just as I had expected. That box was full of mysterious little pieces of wood dotted with screw holes, and not one but two books of instructions! Now what?
AHA! I am blessed to have a husband that just LOVES to put together mysterious little pieces of wood.
And... he has an electric screw driver! (Which came in handy because Ashford makes these looms out of very hard wood.)
He knew exactly what to do with all those mysterious little pieces of wood, and in no time at all - just look at this, a lovely Rigid Heddle Loom waiting for me to warp! Now I'm in familiar territory!
Time to open the box my weaving stash has called home for the past 20 years. (I forgot - I was totally into BROWN in those days.)
But even with the lack of primary colors, there is some pretty cool stuff in this old stash! I can't wait to get started.
Warping - NOT my favorite. But it is done and the selvage is in place so now I can begin! My "maiden voyage" on the loom will be a table runner - I hope! Will let you know how it turns out.