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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Loom finally set up!

Hey guys, Its up and I have pics toooooo!

Ms. Carol surprised me when I got home with a space set up with both of our looms in what would probably be a dining room here in the house.  (The picture is kind of dark but I think you get the idea.)   I got the window...there will definitely be a bird feeder!

Then she took me shopping for the little table that sits on my right hand side with my tools.

Carol has given me most of the things you see here over the years.  Antique Brass handle scissors, Navajo packing comb, wool that I spun for the weaving!  That weaving was my first with my own home spun yarn.

The loom is likened after a Mirrix tapestry loom.  A friend of mine "Buzzy" built it for me.
Janet's (a friend from work) husband built me the table out of plywood that the loom is clamped to.

This is my first old school hook rug.  It is done on burlap and the yarn was scoured and dyed in the back yard in buckets.  I'is dyed with Kool aid and then I spun it myself for several projects.  The blue and brown are store bought.  My friend Ellen, that I also used to work with, bound the edges for me.

This is what is on the loom right now.  I just moved here so I used what I could easily find.  It is a rag rug made with commercially cut fabric and cotton yarn.  It will be a couch cover for the back of the couch at Kraftymax's.  Her dog Ziggy likes to sit up there in the window to sun bath!

Take a closer look if you have time there is quite a bit of history in these pictures.  It is all hand made by the people around me who love me.  They have all contributed anything from their time to their gifts, money and encouragement.  Most of them, as well as many of my other friends, have my work somewhere in their home.  Every gift I have given for the last 12 years or so has been hand made.

How cool is that?

1 comment:

Krafty Max Originals said...

I only wish I had a room like that....oh, sunlight, weaving.....what a life! ~KM

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