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 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

Warping Trapeze

Several years ago, I bought an ancient 4-harness LeClerc Nilus floor loom and began to learn to weave cloth.  So far, I’m doing pretty well, if I do say so myself. Except … with … Warping … Every serious weaver knows a project which turns out well links directly to the quality of the warping…

A Self Challenge

When I showed my scarf at the February 2014 meeting of the Humboldt Handweavers and Spinners Guild, I swear I heard the words, “Make a bag out of it.”  Whether those words actually were spoken aloud or I simply heard them in my head, I cannot be sure. Much too prickly to wear wrapped around…