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Old 06-24-2007, 12:11 AM   #1
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I'm just starting to venture into the weaving world.

I already know how to spin yarn, so I foresee having LOTS of yarn in my future. (plus I already have a lot in my stash)

When I went to the Rainy Day Creations yarn shop in Pineville, NC, they had lots of cool woven items throughout the shop. It's so cool to see new yarns being used in interesting ways. They had some GORGEOUS shawls and scarves that were made from sock yarn. Amazing!

Here is a link to some of the woven items made by the artist in Pineville: http://web.mac.com/tissageart/iWeb/Site/Weaving.html

They offer classes on weaving, so I think I'm gonna try them out. They also sell weaving looms, but I know I won't be able to afford one.

So, I've been watching auctions on eBay for weaving looms. (I've actually been watching the loom auctions for the past two years, but now I have a fire lit under me.)

Anyway, long story short, I won an auction for a vintage loom that was made in the 1950's. It is a table top model, and is in PERFECT condition. (The box was NEVER OPENED!)

I can't believe I won the auction. This loom will make fabrics up to 16 inches wide, so it will be perfect for making scarves, purses, small shawls, table runners, and placemats. I'm so excited!!!
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:41 AM   #2
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I've been wanting to learn how to weave too. I've been pining for a Kromski Harp, even though I'd rather have something fancier (which I can't afford). I read about that Spears loom on someone's blog - they said it was a good beginner loom and it was nice and cheap. Can't wait to see what you weave on it!
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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I got the loom set up and "warped" with threads to make a cotton bath mat. It took a LONG time to put all the threads on the loom, so I think that must be the hardest part of weaving. I'm looking forward to getting the threads tightened up and rolled on the wooden rollers, so I can start the actual weaving!




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Old 06-25-2007, 01:37 PM   #4
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That's awesome! Congrats on your ebay win, it looks wonderful! Can't wait to see what you make with it!
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Wow! I cant wait to see your progress!
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Cool, I can't wait to see some pics!!
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Wow Sandy that's great. You will love weaving. Its a lot of fun. Don't forget to post progress pictures.

btw... I love you loom. That is soooooooooooo pretty.
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I'm still stuck at the same spot, because I need to get Marvin to help me wind it. I don't want to hurt my wrists by twisting it. Also, I need to find some paper to roll up with the threads.
What kind of paper should I use?
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I'd use that brown wrapping paper... I can't remember the actual name, but it comes in a roll like regular wrapping paper, but its cheap and just brown. The color doesn't run if it gets wet and its pretty sturdy and did I say cheap...lol

Good Luck! Have fun!
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