So, I've been wanting to weave. I think it started when I heard Brenda Dayne talking about the Ashford Knitter's Loom on Cast On. Then Faith got a Schacht Cricket Loom. This post in particular intrigued me. (Scroll past her very impressive pregnant belly there.) I then found out that the Textiles class at Niels' school owns a loom. I thought it was a big floor loom model and had decided I would figure it out over the summer, having never actually seen it. I took a close look at my friend Victoria's floor loom (which I think is a Schacht Baby Wolf) and panicked. I happened to be in Purlescence last week (funny how you know even now that this sentence ends wth me buying something, don't you?) and looked again at the Cricket looms and, as you guessed, brought one home. Yesterday, I assembled it.

Assembling turned out to be easier (for me) than warping which challenged me. I ended up warping it incorrectly the first time.

I'm not sure how I'm going to warp it longer than my kitchen table in the future.

I had missed bringing the wap over the beams when I set it up the first time. It wasn't too hard to fix, though.

Once I fixed the warping I got off and running…

And tonight I have my first finished woven object!

So it isn't very long (about 30 inches) and the edges aren't great but it's my first project and it was done so fast I'm astonished. I have ideas about what my next project might be. Kristi gave me some cone cotton yarn when she moved that I'm thinking might make nice placemats, or a handtowel or something like that. The possibilities are endless! Well, 10" wide but as long as I can stand warping!

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6 thoughts on “weaving…

  1. Teenuh May 24, 2009 / 9:12 pm

    That is awesome! Glad you finally got it figured out. With all the sock yarn that I have in my stash I suppose it's only a matter of time before I get a loom to consume my surplus!

  2. abigailvr May 24, 2009 / 9:14 pm

    You should get one! I'll be your loom enabler! 😀

  3. Teenuh May 24, 2009 / 9:35 pm

    Of that I have no doubt!!

  4. abigailvr May 24, 2009 / 9:36 pm

    Hee! I was going to act insulted, but I can't deny it. 😉

  5. pamelamama May 27, 2009 / 8:06 pm

    That's AWESOME! And I found my vox login info so now I can make comments! YAY! I just bought a drop spindle.

  6. abigailvr May 27, 2009 / 8:10 pm

    I had a drop spindle but drop spindle + silk top to spin = crazy-making for me!

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