UndyedYarnpire’s Fiber Opera

December 31, 2010

look you can see something looming

Filed under: loom, weaving — Tags: , , — UndyedYarnpire @ 9:17 pm

There is progress with the loom. I have had a lot of adjustment issues that it really seems like should have been covered by the instructions. The instructions include a diagram of a slip knot, so why would they not show you where the clamp that holds the loom in the right position should be placed?

loom with scarf

 

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December 25, 2010

LOOM!

Filed under: equipment, loom — Tags: , , , — UndyedYarnpire @ 10:39 pm

I bought a loom.

I had 3 choices I really liked.

  • floor loom, Glimakra Julia. But honestly I’ve never woven and $1K is a lot to try something out. Plus the space, the space
  • rigid heddle loom, LeClerc Bergere, but it doesn’t have a stand available, it doesn’t fold up and it’s kind of big.
  • rigid heddle loom, Glimakra Emilia. I loved the 19″ version but couldn’t find anywhere that actually had them. They were the vaporware of looms.

Most people said that RH looms are better with a stand unless you get a really tiny one like a 15″ Schacht Flip.

So when Paradise Fibers sent a Year End Clearance coupon code good for 10% off almost everything (except LeClerc looms and some spinning wheels) I went and looked. They had the 13″ Emilia. So I bought one on the spot. I figure it will not need a stand because it is small enough and if I need to do big things, I probably want a floor loom anyway.

It has been more than a year of looking and and handwringing trying to find the right choice. I hope this was it, but certainly with the sale price, I can resell it for closer to my cost.

I started looking for a loom because someone, somewhere said weaving uses up gobs of yarn. I have a lot more yarn than I can possibly knit in my lifetime. (I am a very slow knitter and easily distracted when something is not for me.) But I love yarn and want to keep spinning, so I needed to find something that would help.

I expect to be rather happy with my purchase, and there will be pictures.

(This post cross posted at http://undyedyarnpire.dreamwidth.org/1091.html )

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