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Monday, August 31, 2009

A new tag: weaving

New to me.

Leclerc Dorothy table loom

I purchased this loom from Bobbin's Nest--Erin's mother is a weaver and was ready to part with her 15" Dorothy.

Other than weaving when I was a kid, I haven't done much of it. I had a plastic rigid heddle loom and my dad and I made an Inkle loom (I didn't even know it had a name until I started doing research about weaving last weekend).

Weaving is a whole new world: heddle, shafts, epi, sett, beater, reed, dent, choke, sleying. They sound like words from a Harry Potter book.

As much as I enjoy figuring things out on my own, I'd like to get started on the right foot and learn the basics from an experienced weaver. So starting next Wednesday I'll be taking the Beginning Weaving class from Hannelore at Custom Handweavers. Yay learning!

Here are just a few sites I've found helpful and my list of bookmarks continues to grow.

Weaving Terms [PDF]
Handwoven Magazine master yarn chart [PDF]
Handweavers Guild of America
Hand Weaving and Draft Archive
Warping board plans

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  • I can't wait to see what you do with it!

    By Blogger Mo, at 8/31/2009 2:38 PM  

  • Let's see. You now practice:


    So how long will it be before you take up beading or quilting?

    By Anonymous seltsame, at 8/31/2009 3:11 PM  

  • I can't wait to see what I do with it either. ;)

    Beading--my sister and I did some beading when we were growing up. She's since made some really beautiful pieces, but I haven't picked it back up. Yet.

    Quilting--I have an unfinished quilt in a box somewhere. I don't think I finished all of the squares, but I did make a number of them. Maybe I should find it and finish it, huh?

    By Blogger Bogie, at 8/31/2009 3:48 PM  

  • I love that your loom is called Dorothy. Mine never got a name - maybe that's why we were never that close?

    By Blogger spinnity, at 8/31/2009 8:10 PM  

  • very interesting. check out anni albers. I have a few books on the structure of weaving that I have collected over time. You can take a look next time you swing by. looking forward to your explorations in this area.
    -big (o i mean OLDER) sis

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/01/2009 10:22 PM  

  • You are a lucky girl to have a weaving loom. I will also love to have one as I have been wanting to learn weaving but no classes available here. Happy weaving!

    By Blogger Ann, at 9/03/2009 5:16 PM  

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