So I like my rigid heddle loom and all, it’s cute, but it’s not a serious loom really. I will still be using it to play around with things, colour, fibers etc and I would like to complete a bunch of projects in it, but well this other loom followed me home and is now happily sitting in pride of place in my… bedroom, well the craft room was full 😉
But seriously, it’s a Loman brand, 4-shaft floor loom, made in New Zealand. I’m the third owner and very happy to have it. I have no idea how to even start using it really, but I’ll get there eventually.
These are the photos from the ad, I had the pleasure of seeing it warped up, had a very short turn at using it and helped to roll off the finished project. There is still a few meters (the previous owner thinks) of yarn still on the loom and we valiantly attempted to keep it warped up so that once I got it home I could just launch right into playing with it, unfortunately it was the wrong size to fit into our car in a few important dimensions and we had to fully collapse it which meant un-warping it (the yarn is still on the back beam thing, just not in the heddles). We have no idea how to hook the treadles up properly yet, but then we haven’t really sat down to plat with it, I say “we” because Craig has been helping me every step of the way so far.
I should stop posting now and get a move on, I have an acupuncture appointment – I used to have my legs waxed and then decided that it was crazy paying someone to put me through that much pain on a regular basis, so now why am I letting someone else stick me with needles?