Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Weaving corner

There is the new to me Beka RL all warped up and with weaving on it. It is pure pleasure to weave on. I never realized how nice it would be to have a loom ready to weave on any time I wanted without having to haul it out and/or something to set it on. I am really doing more weaving now that Beka is so accessible. Alas my poor abandoned Ashford is hanging forlornly on the wall waiting for my attention. Since I have discovered how nice stands are I am scrimping for one for the Ashford in hopes that it will get me weaving on him again.

The basket is holding shuttles and yarns for my next projects. In front of the light box is room for my scissors, heddle hooks, etc. What you can't see is the tote bag that I am dropping empty bobbins into to keep track of them. Grin that also keeps them in one place and ready to haul off to a store to get them rewound.

And of course my supervisor has her own place to sit out of the way and watch me work.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New look to my "craft" room

Beka RL 32 inches
Originally uploaded by spindledreams
I got a new to me loom recently and have been very busy cleaning and rearranging my "craft" room so I have room to work on her. I am really enjoying my rigid heddle looms. The 24" Ashford rigid heddle has a sampler on it that I have been trying various pick up stick and weaver manipulated patterns on.
This new loom is a 32" Beka RL. It is actually about 30 years old and is a model that is no longer made. This beauty came with 2 sets of sides one that is shorter and will only hold one back beam the second set is longer and holds double back beams. It also came with multiple heddles so I can now explore the options those give me. While cleaning and rearranging have been a lot of work it will be well worth it once I get this beauty warped up and weaving on it.