A Crafty Addition
Meet my new-to-me floor loom!
What, you didn't know that I wove? I'm shocked! ;) I did a bit of weaving here on a borrowed table loom, and I made a little woven "coaster" at Madrona last year on a floor loom which never made it to the blog... I fell in love. (Yes, I probably need to take a class. But I have a book!)
At Madrona in 2010, I was very tempted to buy a Schact Baby Wolf that was for sale used, but I just couldn't take the plunge.
Well, this year at Madrona I was going around unabashedly staring at all the weavers and wishing I too could have a floor loom. I was jealous. I was curious. And, strangely, it paid off. I was chatting with someone who had just bought a flip loom, and after a bit of weaving talk I learned that she had a floor loom that needed a new home.
She actually lives quite close to me, and after a bit of talking and some planning to find a vehicle large enough (the loom needed a new home due to space issues, it is pretty large!) it was all arranged and this afternoon I brought home my loom. Pre-warped, so I can even weave a bit without having to do the hardest part... at least right away.
I am so excited to really learn how to weave! I did use an inkle loom quite a bit in a middle school art class, and there was the little attempt with the table loom a few years back, but it seems like I might actually get my sock yarn leftover scarf done sometime soon after all!