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Monday, January 08, 2007

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.


  • At 16 January, 2007 13:53, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If I win the lottery I will buy you one and you can make me a tablecloth for next Christmas!!

    Actually I did win something - 3 mixed peppers from Sainsburys!! I used them to make myself a prawn stir fry. Very nice.

  • At 18 January, 2007 17:07, Blogger Irene Adler said…

    That is a very strange prize. I hope you win the lottery soon.


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