Sunday, March 23, 2008

Look What Followed Me Home!

This 40" 8H Macomber loom followed me home yesterday. Much like the story of my husband and his first cat (his mother watched him lug the cat up the front walk and carry it into the house before he said,"Mom, it followed me home. Can I keep it?") I have been watching various loom sale sites for weeks. I even looked at a new 8H loom a week or two ago to see if I was ready to invest in it! When this loom was offered for sale, I called the very same day!

What do I plan to weave first? Well, eventually I want to weave some huck lace pillowcases from an old issue of Handwoven magazine. In the mean time, my first project will probably be "thank you" towels for all the people who helped me get this loom home. There is a draft for shadow weave towels (6 very different towels on the same warp!) in one of my Handwoven magazines. It will be a fun place to start weaving!

1 comment:

Ritsumei said...

How very exciting! Someday I still think it would be a lot of fun to come & spend some time catching the "fiber fever" so that one of those beauties can follow me home one of these years. But I'm afraid that I'm currently not brave enough to do it without some sort of local teacher, and we don't have a local weaving guild. I checked after we came to visit. Happy weaving!