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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Purple and blue, brown and yellow!

January 15, 2012

Just a shot of a couple of more pieces that were done over the course of my healing (in December).  The yellow and brown one was done on the pvc pipe loom, and I forgot to take pics while in the process.  Here is a shot of the loom with the bell pull piece on it, in case you haven't seen it.

It is rather labor intensive, in that I make a backstrap warp, mount it onto the loom bars and then wrap them around this frame and lash them together.  If you look closely you can see the wooden loom bars up near the top (I am almost done with this piece in this pic).  You can also see the threaded rods inserted into the pvc side bars for tensioning.  Works great! Rotating the warp when I can no longer find enough space to weave is a bit of a pain, but since this shot I have worked on that problem also.

But as usual, I digress.

Here is the brown and yellow piece I did on the same loom.  The yellow is called Maize and it is #3 mercerized cotton crochet thread, and the brown is #10 in Russet.  I love these colors together.

I see a day of sewing in the near future!

This one was done on the backstrap and gave me fits.  I had a really hard time winding warp with a bum shoulder.  It will probably just be a table runner.  Too wide for an envelope pouch, but might work as just a tri fold ....we'll see when I break out the sewing machine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had just finished checking my Ravelry groups, put in a google query on 'tapestry' and found myself looking at your "small" DIY tapestry loom - (you call that small?).

And then looked at this new posting. It's great that you are now able to get back to the activities you obviously love :-)

I am intrigued by your little pvc frame. you said on Ravelry that one of the problems with backstrap is finding a convenient anchor point, particularly when living in cramped quarters. This solution looks admirable - how did you come up with it? Is this pipe loom specifically for backstrap work? Is it better - more comfortable, easier to work with- than using an inkle loom as the frame?

love the bands.

hooroo - skittlebup

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