I saw a lady in the SCA selling her mother’s rigid heddle loom, which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I started building one but got held up on the tensioning system, so I was happy to find this for such an amazing price! It’s a bit wider than the one I built, lightweight and portable. After having worked on it, I can see myself weaving up a few yards of fabric on this to make a sheep-to-shawl project on it.
It took me a couple weeks, but I finally found some time to warp up a small project. I had four skeins wool yarn from a lady who was allergic. The yarn I pulled out was called “Olive medley” with a bit of peach and green and grey. It was comprised of about 50% wool, 50% acrylic and a bit fuzzy. I warped up two skeins of the yarn, thinking that I would need half for warp, half for weft (logically). It proved to be a bit tricky to weave with at first, but it got easier as I went along.
It took about five or six days of weaving, including at Arts Unlimited last weekend, and finished it off yesterday, tying off the ends. It’s a lovely little table runner that I will give to Mom for Christmas.