Too late for Christmas
and can't afford it anyway. But what I'd really REALLY like is a new loom. I have a great wish for a wider loom so I can weave a tablecloth all in one piece, and with eight shafts, so I can do fancy double weave, etc, and one that is strong enough to weave rugs on. Such a loom is the Nilus II floor loom by Leclerc, a jack loom with back- hinged treadles. Maybe I will magically find one for sale ever so cheaply second hand. I shall continue on my existing Leclerc, which I am delighted with although of course it does not do the above.
My twisted warp is now on the loom, after a tremendous struggle and much wringing of hands and wailing misery me. You can see where the heading is woven and all wavy - that is from having to repeatedly pull individual warp threads taut as I could not knot them tightly enough in a group as they were all so twisted. I am not sure if it will weave up properly but so far it is certainly not as bad as I had imagined. I am just about to throw a few picks on it and I will report back later.