Last week, Theresa over at Run-A-Muck wanted to know just how many looms we have in the Studio. Great question....not an easy answer.
Carol gets them started with their threading after they get the warp wound on, and then checks back with them as they progress OR if they have any questions.
We also have an 8 shaft Schacht table loom that can be checked out (which it is right now!)
Roughly two-thirds of the floor space in the Studio is taken up with floor looms, such as this Norwood. Darlene cut off the last of the black warp today. There were 13 place mats and 2 runners on the cloth beam. That means that next week, we will be putting another long warp back on this loom for more place mats! It has a sectional beam.
In addition to this loom, there are:
36" Leclerc (counter balance)
Studio loom (rugs)
Cambridge loom (rugs/place mats)
the Rocker Beater loom
the Barn loom
We are getting another 45" Leclerc donated to the Tuesday Weavers, and it will go in the space where the Rocker Beater is now. Linda is going to take the Rocker Beater loom to her Studio for some TLC, which is over due!!!!
You can see Shirley weaving on one of the 5 Wolf Pups we have. (One of them belongs to Carol, but it likes to be with its litter mates!)
We also have a Baby Wolf and a Mighty Wolf. These Schacht looms fold up at the end of the day, and slide into the aisles between the looms.
So....help me out Marie....let's do the math:
10 floor looms (that stay put!)
7 looms that fold up
13 table looms
That would be 30 looms!!!!!
(and then a bunch that can be checked out!)
That's a lot of looms in a small space! Yes.....we are happy campers!