Happy New Year – 2015 – Year of the Sheep!
Meg (in Nelson, New Zealand) has written a blog post on Unravelling asking people to post photos of their looms on New Year’s Day. I thought it would be fun to do and so here are my looms…
In the house I have one of my SAORI looms. I like to have a loom in the house in the winter as the days are short and it’s nice to be in the warm house in the evening rather than wandering out to the studio. It also means I can add a few rows to the weaving anytime I walk by. On this loom is one of the SAORI pre-wound warps. I had started this one a while ago and made some tea towels as a housewarming gift, then the inside set was removed for about 3 months – it is back on now and I’ve started weaving again, not sure where this is going yet.
One of the challenges of weaving in the house is that all my yarns are in the studio. I’ve just gone out to gather more yarns!!
Then, in the studio, I have 4 looms set up.
One is a loom that Tara is working on, making a baby blanket. The warp is so interesting – her amazing colour choices…
and it is weaving up beautifully…
Another loom still has a Christmas themed warp on it. Not sure what I’ll do with this – whether I’ll weave it now as a Christmas scarf or fabric to be saved for next year, or take the inside set off and set it aside until next year (that doesn’t really seem practical) or weave it with something completely different to see what it might look like with other colours…
A third studio loom has the end of a black pre-wound warp. It was down to the taped on part. I think it has just enough to make a no-sew hat, so I’m weaving that up in wool…
And the fourth is all set for someone to come and try it out.
Of course I have many other inside sets not on the looms – some with black warps for workshops, some with other projects, etc.
So many possibilities.
So, thank you Meg for this thought and challenge.
Now, I’d like to ask anyone reading this to take a picture of whatever is on their loom(s) – or their empty loom(s) even – and send me a photo (or photos) and a sentence or paragraph telling me about your current work on the loom or planned. I will then write a new blog post with everything that people have sent to me so that we can inspire each other. Of course you can also contribute to Meg’s Day in the Life of Looms.
Happy New Year and Happy Weaving!!
Next workshop in Victoria at Knotty by Nature – Saturday, January 31. Please contact Knotty to register – 3 hours – $75.
Next SAORI Kai in Victoria at Knotty by Nature – Sunday, February 1st 1:00-3:00 pm. All welcome ($5)
My website: www.saorisaltspring.com