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I bought a loom !!!

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yes a loom and all accessories except for a bench. I am soooooooooooo thrilled. and abi had to sniff and rub every inch of it.

LL
post #2 of 23
Goodness, I had to look at your picture just to remember what a loom was!
You don't see those nowadays. I've only seen one once at a museum.
post #3 of 23
ooh that sounds like fun
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I'm so envious - we really don't have a place for one. I did weaving in college and found it was a great stress reliever.

Can't quite tell - how many harnesses?
post #5 of 23
Wow that looks intricate.
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Wow!!! You know how to use one of those? Cool!
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How cool is that. It looks like a really professional model - will you be knitting items to sell or for gifts?
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Wow, that is so amazing! What are you planning to weave -- rugs, or blankets, or ??? That's something I've always wanted to do. Congratulations for achieving that goal! btw, I love your quote -- and agree 100%!
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Can't quite tell - how many harnesses?
four harnesses. small but workable
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How cool is that. It looks like a really professional model - will you be knitting items to sell or for gifts?
I think it's an antique. I will be learning to begin with and making wall hangings and if and when I get good enough I can make fabric for garments. I have a long way to go.
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Wow!!! You know how to use one of those? Cool!
I am learning- in a class now- my first attempts without my teacher guiding me were hysterically bad. all I could do was laugh, really.
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I am learning- in a class now- my first attempts without my teacher guiding me were hysterically bad. all I could do was laugh, really.
Ahhh that sounds like my attempts at sewing! I tried to make my son's football jersey just a tad smaller and ended up serging the arm right off shirt.
post #13 of 23
Oooh, I'm jealous. I did a lot of weaving in college, too, but I don't have the room or the money for a loom. I really miss weaving.

Tricia
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Goodness, I had to look at your picture just to remember what a loom was!
You don't see those nowadays. I've only seen one once at a museum.

That's why I don't tell too many people I have a loom. I feel old enough already.

Abigail, is that a Glimakra? It looks beautiful. Tell us some more.
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Ahhh that sounds like my attempts at sewing! I tried to make my son's football jersey just a tad smaller and ended up serging the arm right off shirt.
hahahahahahah I have done things like that. it's called adventure sewing !!!
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Abigail, is that a Glimakra? It looks beautiful. Tell us some more.
oh my heavens no, it's not a glimakra. no way could I afford one of those. this is made by H.M. Stuart ( it's stamped on the castle) and I think it's pretty old but works perfectly- isn't too noisy and fits in the space. only has a 24 inch weaving width but that will do.

It IS lovely isn't it?
post #17 of 23
Oh, it's such a beautiful thing! It would be wonderful to have just as a piece of art, but to be able to make things with it too... what fun you'll have! I can hardly wait to see more of your work!
post #18 of 23
Wow! What a wonderful hobby.
post #19 of 23
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Wow! What a wonderful hobby.
I fear it's going to be an expensive one. i got the loom and all the accessories from a woman who is no longer physically able to loom for --- $200. I am still amazed at the deal. but my husband fears I will more than make up for it by buying a new stash of yarns. i already hoard fabric for sewing.

I love that I could put it in the den near the fireplace. I feel like some pioneer woman when i work on it. tomorrow I am going to warp it with some white linen and see what sort of mess I can concoct.

My cat goes beserk when she sees all that yarn.
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My cat goes beserk when she sees all that yarn.
And when she starts seeing that shuttle go back and forth.
post #21 of 23
wow, what a unique talent you have! i don't know the first thing about looms, but yours sure does look nice! i hope you enjoy it
post #22 of 23
wow ... enjoy
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And when she starts seeing that shuttle go back and forth.
she's okay once i actully start weaving, but threading and tying on the warp i have had to lock her out of the room. before long though she will come jump up on th e fabric in front of the beaters. wanna bet a can of cat fod?
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