Maybe the universe is encouraging me to return to my studio?
Thursday, I finished threading a project on my Baby Wolf. Plus I spent hours searching for the perfect lace pattern for my lace sample due in September. (More on those projects another time!)
That night, I got an email about looms and weaving equipment for sale in New Hampshire.
I jumped right on it. Friday morning we drove over to check things out.
My first purchase is this beautiful walnut raddle from Treeditions. I've been using a borrowed raddle for over a year now. It's high time I got one of my own!
I had been planning to make a homemade version, but this gorgeous raddle will help make warping more of a pleasure!
Inspired by lots of cool inkle projects I've seen other bloggers create, I decided to bring this inkle loom home too. I love the portability of an inkle.
Finally, this table loom is the reason I went to check out the equipment in the first place. So far I've passed up a few workshops, or borrowed looms to take workshops. Having a workable table loom for times when I really need one seems like a good idea.
This one doesn't have a reed, but I'm sure the good folks at Gowdey Reed will remedy that situation pronto.
Even though I got this loom mostly for workshops, I can imagine using it for sampling, for on location weaving (at the beach?), and I could probably even get away with taking it to my knitting group sometimes.
I would never have imagined Thursday afternoon that I'd bring two new looms into the fold Friday!
Now I have pretty much a full complement of looms: table, inkle, tapestry, rigid heddle, small floor loom, large countermarche loom. The only thing that might be missing, and way off in the future, is a computerized loom. (Way, way, way off in the future!)
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