to my friends, the weavers:
I feel my resistance fading fast. To loom or not to loom. Would a rigid heddle (such as this or this) be very quickly outgrown by this plain jane? Or would a table loom (with oodles of upgrades) make more sense? I am a simple person and don’t see colourful and/or highly patterned weaves in my future.
Note: I’ve spun about 10 minutes in the past month and haven’t touched my pin loom since last spring.
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don’t I torture you, too? (pouts)
My Kromski Harp did me just fine for many years but then Dave teased me so much that I had to jump right from to an 8-shaft. Now if it would just arrive already …
@teabird yes, you do too… it’s mostly @devorah torturing me with her new loom right now. ;)
I just loaned my rigid heddle loom to a friend and taught her how to do some simple weaving. She is loving it. I suspect that it is fairly easy to outgrow a rhl, but it is also a nice starter and a good tool to have for sampling color combinations or for bringing weaving along with you. I *finally* got my behemoth 12 shaft Nilart warped today…now I just have to do the tie up and start weaving. I’ll say, though, that teaching on the rhl made me regret that I haven’t woven on it in a long time.
Maybe you should look into either taking a class or seeing if you can rent a small loom to see what’s a goof fit for you. I think one of the important questions is what do you want to weave? If it’s simple patterns, or just plain weave, you don’t need a lot of harness. If it’s scarves, tea towels, etc, a narrow loom would be fine. If you want to make fancy cloth to make clothing, you’d need a larger loom with more harnesses. Does that help to narrow it down? If you’re still uncertain, perhaps learning more while still spinning and knitting is the way to go. For now. ;)
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