Weaving Big

This has happened in my life since I last posted:

It is a Glimakra Standard Counterbalance loom with 120cm weaving width, 8 shafts and 10 treadles (actually 9 treadles because as one is missing).  I am very excited and a bit daunted.

It is so thrilling to have a big, sturdy, capable loom and I warped it up for a rag rug right away.

I feel a little bit out of my depth with this loom and I need to frequently remind myself to take it ‘one step at a time’ rather than feeling overwhelmed by it all.  I have to trust, that soon, I will feel sure of myself with this new tool.

In other news:

Recently, in preparation for the ‘hoped for’ floor loom purchase, I did a big reorganisation and had a new floor installed in my workroom. In order to free up floor space in my room I’ve put away a large folding table and set up a workstation and pegboard inside one of the wardrobes.  All this has created a workspace that feels open an uncluttered and inviting.

In fact, I’m going to stop typing now and head on up there.  The heater is on and I have some… sewing to do.

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5 Responses to Weaving Big

  1. Sampling says:

    How exciting! A beautiful rug and your room looks great!

  2. Claire says:

    I’m in Hobart, though I started this blog back in the mid 2000’s when we lived in Traralgon. Then we moved to a few places in the Northern Territory… then back to Tassy 😀

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