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!!!