There’s big news in the studio this week. I got a loom! I know I need a new hobby like I need a hole in my head (as my mom would say), but this was a Kijiji score.
A couple years ago, my son and I did a scarf weaving workshop and we both really enjoyed it. Since then, I have been thinking about getting a small table loom. I wasn’t in a hurry, since I have a lot of other projects on the go. I put an alert on Kijiji so that anytime a loom was listed locally, I would see it right away. I have been getting alerts for over two years, so I have a feel for what looms go for.
Two weeks ago, this listing came up. At first I thought the price must be a mistake, but I contacted the seller and ended up with a full sized loom for half the price of a small table loom. I had to rearrange my house, but I do have space for it. Even if I turn out to not like it, I could easily sell it for more than what I paid.
After watching a lot of Youtube and a Craftsy class on weaving, I managed to get it warped and begin weaving.
It’s not perfect, but I think it will turn out okay. Because of the location in my house, it’s convenient if I only have five minutes to fill.
I also continued on my Christmas pojagi projects.
And I’m practicing free motion quilting on another old project.
Have a great week!