Loom Remodeling Job

Before we try out the trapeze, I would like to share some history of my old LeClerc Nilus II loom. As you know already, I bought the loom a year and a half ago. It is built of hardwood and very sturdy. Suitable for rug weaving. It was in usable shape, but had a few…

Weaving Blog Names & Tag Lines

The Artful Weaver – Name For a considerable time, I thought about possible names for this blog.  Why would I spend precious time writing about weaving when I could be creating something to hang on the wall, to use, to wear or to sell?  What do I have to say about weaving that hasn’t been…

Weaving Fabric and Stories

My two principal interests are weaving fabric and story telling. Although at first it appears the two topics can be interwoven into one blog, I find in my Gemini mind they must be separate. After all, not everyone who wants to read about weaving fabric is interested in wending her/his way through a tall tale,…

Warping Trapeze

A short year and a half ago, I bought an ancient 4-harness LeClerc Nilus floor loom and began to learn to weave cloth. Pattern drafting is fascinating. I really enjoy dreaming up a pattern which combines different weaves and is suitable for my floor loom. I do believe I can treadle with the best. My…

Mary E. Black on Overshot

There are several “Must Have” books which beginning weavers, if they are serious about becoming good at the craft, will need to find.  “New Key to Weaving,” by Mary E. Black, is one of those books.  The first issue was published in 1949, followed by reprintings in the ‘40s, ‘50s and maybe even the ‘60s. …