So, as luck would have it, I'm short on space, cash, and time but managed to bring another loom into my life.
I have a wee loom addiction and have now added another large loom (this one a floor loom) to my repertoire.
I started weaving on rigid heddle looms and have gradually worked my way up to "real" looms. This isn't intended to be pejorative. There are some amazing rigid heddle weavers out there but I found that I was always having trouble with tension - especially because when I warp a loom I want yardage!
I'd warp too long of a warp for the loom to keep good tension.
Don't have a clue about what I'm talking about? Rigid heddle looms are a simple loom - two shafts, and direct warpabe, and easy and fun to use. But like I said, they also have challenges. Here's a good video showing the use of a rh loom.
So while these looms are fun and great for those of us in small houses, I am really interested in weaving more complex patterns with out the fiddliness of doing that on a rh loom as well as yardage.
I had always convinced myself that I sucked at warping from a board and, much like I do with math, made it this overly complex process that seemed too daunting to be achievable.
Well recently a friend of mine was selling her tabletop loom and I thought "now or never". I have had a few tabletops pass through my hands. I buy them with good intentions and move them on. This time, this one stayed, got warped, and woven on. And, the warping was so easy, I now use a warping board to warp my rh loom rather than taking up all of the useable space in the house haha. And, I did find the tension a bit more even.
So the other day, I'm on fb and there's an ad - estate sale, floor loom. I'd seen the previous ad - way overpriced but this one was literally down the road from my friend's house so nice and close, someone I kind of knew, and not too high a price.
I went to look at it and it seemed all of the pieces were there. I thought it was a LeClerc (as many looms in Canada are) but the assembly isn't quite right. So now I have this puzzle:
that requires re-assembly.
Fortunately, the folks on Ravelry, particularly Warped Weavers, have been awesome.
I'm hoping that I'll have it set up this weekend when the Woodsman and the Young Man can assist. Until then, it's back to work and dreaming of weaving.