Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Loom Room

I have a new friend. I met her on Craigslist. We plan to make beautiful things together.

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She is a 45” Loomcraft 4-shaft, 6-treadle jack loom. She came as a package deal with a bench, warping board, 2 extra reeds, 4 sets of lease sticks, a set of warp sticks, 2 boat shuttles, two rug shuttles, two ski shuttles, about 20 bobbins, a bobbin winder, threading hooks, two huge boxes of yarn and a box of weaving books and other miscellaneous things. It was basically everything a beginner would need; a weaving studio in a box.

In anticipation of her arrival I’ve been cleaning out the spare bedroom we’ve been using for storage and pawning all our crap family heirlooms off on my daughter. It is her turn to be the “keeper of the stuff.” I figure it is similar to a right of passage in our family of packrats.

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I neatly organized my stash of rug fabric and clean fleeces.

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I put my first rug up on the wall for inspiration. I’ll need some sturdier shelves eventually but the plastic ones I already had will work for now.

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I saw a great idea to put a chalk board behind the warping board. That will be next on my list of things to do.

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The best part is the room is conveniently located across the hall from my sewing room, Sheville. Certain individuals think if I continue to annex any more property I may have to incorporate Sheville as a city. I told him to go back to watching ESPN and not worry about it.

13 comments:

Florida Farm Girl said...

hehehehehehe!!!!! Incorporate!!! Sounds like me. But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to get stuff done!!

That's a lovely loom. Does she have a name yet??

krisgray said...

What a lovely set up! Can't wait to how you use it - I don't know the first thing about weaving but I love reading your posts.

And you have two rooms! I just "mentioned" to DH that I need a sewing room. Currently I have a corner in the basement.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

LOL.. That's right... He needs to go back downstairs and watch ESPN where he belongs... Bar the door... Put up a sign. "Men Not Welcome".

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Better to annex some Sheville than to rezone the ManCave.
kim

Milah said...

Love it, love it, love it! Sheville AND a loom room...you rock, Christine!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Congratulations on your find, I am a full time CL junkie, there is always something that I always wanted or just can't live without, or don't need but fun is in the collecting. I bought a drum carder, it came with a table loom, I turned around and sold the loom and came out with money in my pocket plus made the drum carder free, just looking at the loom was overwhelming, now I wish maybe I had kept it.

Me and My Stitches said...

Certain individuals just need to mind their own business! Congrats on your new friend.

Karen Patrick said...

I am so jealous I could spit!! Need any help stringing that thing? I'm an expert, you know. I've had some practice.

Theresa said...

Hmmm . . . maybe I should have you come over and help me organize my mess . . . ummm . . . my craft room/wool processing room/basement.

Ok, so now what is going to be your first project on the new loom?

thecrazysheeplady said...

AWESOME!!!

Christine said...

I've not come up with a name for her yet. I'll have to ponder that for awhile.

For now I'm still working my way through the Learning to Weave lessons, but I see some shawls and hand towels in her future.

Karen Anne said...

No boyz allowed.

John'aLee said...

Oh what fun! And a beautiful room to go with it. I could move right in.