I recently introduced myself at a meeting as a weaver of cloth and conversation. I think that is an appropriate way for me to introduce myself to you as well.
|My first loom|
Unfortunately, the timing was a bit off - I had a full time job, was starting a masters program and had a 3 month old daughter. I took a few lessons from a local weaver and then the loom went to live in the basement for about 10 years.
|Schacht Inkle Loom|
This new instructor was into Scandinavian patterns and fine cloth. So I warped the loom with itty bitty thread in a Rosepath pattern. This kind of weaving didn't feed my yearning for texture and so my poor loom went back into the basement. This time along with the Inkle loom that I had picked up at a Guild meeting class. (It happens to be naked now but I do love weaving on it)
|AACC Rocker Loom|
In January 2010, I found my way to the Tuesday Weavers at the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center. I have been a regular there ever since. The group encourages growth, creativity and adventures in weaving. I have progressed from my table loom to a small floor loom to an antique barn loom. I have been weaving rag rugs on the barn loom for a year. I am in the process of warping it for a special order rug (plus many more since it is an 18 yard warp).
|Cambridge Loom at the Center of Family Life|
About the same time I found out that my niece was expecting a baby. So of course I would have to weave baby blankets. With those two needs I realized that I just "had to" get a floor loom for my home. Baby blankets and a shawl have been delivered to the new mother and now it is time to do the Tuesday Weavers Challenge.
So now you know a bit about me and the looms in my life. Next time I guess I will talk about adventure in weaving and life. Until then - Be Well, Ann