Friday, January 12, 2018

Different Sort of Loom Lace


Had a blast adapting a star weaving draft I found on Ravelry Warped Weavers forum.  I used my draft to create a few towels of various shades of cotlin yarns.  Lots of fun!

Happy Weaving!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

One More Step Closer



One more step closer to weaving on Swede with the addition of brand new texsolv heddles installed and waiting to be threaded.


Just finished putting brand new lam tie ups and heavy beam cords on the loom.  I love to see nice white cordage on my loom.


As you can see my supervisors are once again asleep on the job.  You might notice that Jack thinks he is a cat and sleeps on top of the couch.  Thank goodness company doesn't see this old couch, it has seen better days.   I have to say the old couch is great for an afternoon nap in my studio.


I sure wish I could sleep this deeply.  Good boy, Jack.

Happy Weaving!
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Secret Messages On My Loom



I am back at the loom weaving some towels for Valentine's Day.  If you squint just right you might be able to see the hidden X's and O's in the black design elements.   Hugs, kisses and hearts - we all need more of them in our lives - don't you agree?

Happy Weaving!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Thistle Rose Weaving Studio Loom Review - 2018

Meg, one of my fellow weavers starts off her year with a run down of the looms in her studio on New Year's day.  What a great idea!


The newest addition to the loom herd here in the studio.  Swede, a 100 cm Glimakra Ideal Loom.  Swede is waiting for brand new heddles and tie up cords to arrive so he can get down to business.


Beth, named in honor of a good weaving friend who happens to adore Macomber looms.  B5 40" Macomber Loom 8/10.  Updated Beth with 4 extra harness and treadles to make her into the 8/10 she is now.  Great loom to weave with - just wish shaft 4 would stop sticking!


Rose, the first loom I ever bought new and my go to loom.  Gilmore 36" 8/12.  I love to weave with Rose, we have grown our weaving skills together over the last 18 years.


WeeNut, bought for summer travels in our 5th wheel RV.  WeeNut is a Wolf Pup LT 8/10.  We have not woven much together yet and are getting used to each other.


Moose, a 22" - 12 shaft Mountain Table loom.  Great loom, he is for sale!


 As you can see the studio looks a bit crowded with 4 looms sitting in it - but, pictures can be deceiving.  Each loom has plenty of space around it to work and view the fireplace at the same time.


A little blue bird of happiness sits on each of the big floor looms in my studio.


I wish all my friends a very Happy New Year.  
May your warps be tangle free and the time you spend at your loom wonderful. 

Happy Weaving!

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