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A New Toy

7 Jul

I was just getting ready to take an intermediate weaving class when the world shut down with the pandemic.  I didn’t get to take the class, and after another year, I finally decided to just jump in and get a loom.

Schacht Baby Wolf Loom

Of course, Rocky was right there to help.

Rocky (sorry for the blurry cell phone picture)

Once it was opened, it kind of made my living room look small.

I’ve been really trying to remember how it works.  It’s been just under two years since I did anything on a loom.  Of course, I had to start by remembering how to use the warping board.  YouTube videos were quite helpful.

Then I had to remember how to get the warp strings onto the loom.

I warp front to back

I finally got it set up and ready to weave.

Just a very narrow trial run.

Sky wants to know why he lost his flopping on the floor space.


I couldn’t remember how the drill was set up to wind bobbins, so there were more YouTube videos.

I did have to make a minor adjustment (pencil), but it works!

I got a start.  I remembered to even out my warp, but I forgot the over/under with the floating selvedge.  

Eventually, I did remember it. I really do need a bit more refreshing and practicing.

Then I can start turning all that llama wool cored yarn into rugs!