Sunday, July 17, 2011
We are three sisters who enjoy doing a variety of things. My favorite is weaving. I have only been weaving for about 2 years. I bought my first loom, a little Rasmussen table loom with a set up to make it into a floor loom. I love the look of the loom, but have had trouble warping it. I have always warped it from the back to the front because of the shape of the loom, but this continues to cause me problems. My second loom is a 52 inch Gilmore. It was probably made in the 1970's. I can warp it from the front to the back with a great deal of success. It continues to be my favorite loom, easy to use and I can put on large warps with it. I also have a small Allen loom. I had hoped to make rugs with this loom, since my jack loom doesn't do a tight weave, but it has required some repair, my husband replaced the beater bar and the dowels. I have also ordered a new reed and I am waiting for it to be delivered.