… a lot of fun!
Despite the fact that we are gearing up to move a distance of several hours drive north to our new home, I am busy with fiber-related projects. I can’t knit as all my knitting supplies are safely packed away. However, I have been busy with another fiber-related project. My Schacht Mighty Wolf loom now has company!
I recently purchased a (previously-owned loom) loom: 8 harness, 14 treadle, with a 54″ weaving width. Can you tell its maker from the picture?
The original owner was pleased to find a good home for a loom she bought 30 years ago but hadn’t woven on for the last 17 years. I was thrilled to find a wonderful loom that had been stored somewhere dry and smoke free for all these years at an affordable price.
I haven’t yet woven on the loom – though I gaze at it longingly and lovingly all through the days. In addition to gearing up for our move, however, I have been cleaning and paste waxing it, checking the action and all the parts, putting in new treadle ties, removing rust from and cleaning the heddle bars, adding hundreds of heddles, installing a few parts for modifications or renovation, etc. It’s definitely been laborious, but it’s a labor of love. I am learning so much about this loom in the process.
All this is going on as the living room (now dominated by the new loom) of our rented condominium is filling with packed moving boxes. Needless to say, we’re sort of wedged in!
We start moving into our new house soon. I am sure you will understand that due to the demands of moving I’ll be on a short hiatus from blogging!