Monday, June 25, 2012

Weaving fever

I finally got the courage to set up my loom. The smaller loom, of course. I've been dying to weave, but the set-up seemed complicated and overwhelmed me...crippled me, actually. I stared at it every day. I dusted it. Then I'd walk away. One morning, I woke up with such determination! I felt like I could overcome anything! I took that old loom down from the shelf it sat on for four years, and glared at it as I set it on my table. I used Youtube videos, which I played over, and over, to learn the set-up. OK...a job that was supposed to take one hour tops, took me...ahem...<whispering>...5 hours. So what! At least I won the battle! Such a challenge, and it's a simple little heddle loom. I pass out when I imagine what weavers go through for 8 harness looms! But it was worth all the trouble, and I'm having a ball. I could really get into this hobby, and I'm already planning on projects and color schemes. I might even attempt warping my big heddle loom one of these days. Ya, I know...before any more of my big plans, I have to get up the courage to learn how to get this gosh-darn (I'm being polite) scarf OFF the loom! Hey, as they say, Rome wasn't built in a day!