Cut Off

My finished weaving now cut off
my big floor loom.
Setting up the warp again
to start a new piece soon.

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I have three tapestry weaving looms – the big floor loom, a medium-sized ‘nail-frame’ loom and a small (almost hand-held) ‘wrap-round’ loom. I currently have a piece half-finished on the ‘nail-frame’ loom but I finished a pair of matching cushion covers, worked side-by-side, on the big floor loom a few weeks ago. It is these that I have just cut off the loom and am preparing it to start on a new pair of designs (not matching this time but again worked side-by-side) once the current work in progress is finished! These are all potentially for the exhibition next spring and I am finally feeling confident that I just might have enough work ready on time!


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. journeyintopoetry
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 16:13:08

    How wonderful to have weaving looms! And go be able to weave of course! I dont know anybody else with a weaving loom, and you have three!

    What exhibition is it, your own work or others too?



    • Libby
      Nov 06, 2013 @ 17:00:20

      πŸ™‚ See also my coment below! The exhibition is with 5 other weavers and will be at Nuneaton Art Gallery from the end of May to the beginning of July next year. I will post more info nearer the time.


  2. Libby
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 16:58:53

    Some weavers have more! The floor loom I bought 2nd-hand last year, the nail-frame my hubby made for me and then small one is a cheaper and cheerful slot-together thingy that I can do things about 10 ins by 14 ins. maximum on. Being small it is easily portable and the weaving is quickly finished! I am very much a beginner but learning all the time.


  3. journeyintopoetry
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 17:20:51

    Look forward to seeing more πŸ™‚


  4. julespaige
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 22:23:01

    Sounds like you are moving right along. Do you have to use special yarn or is the yarn similar to knit yarn. I guess when you string your looms you have to have the right type of ‘string’. πŸ™‚

    I remember seeing some huge looms that took several people several years to make on piece. Amazing!


    • Libby
      Nov 07, 2013 @ 17:45:52

      Large intricate pieces can take a long time. I’m not doing anything that big at present though I hope to do something that uses the full scope of my floor loom in the future. Warp yarn has to support the weight and take the tension, I mostly use a cotton warp yarn but you can use linen or jute amongst others. Mostly I use rug/carpet wool or knitting yarn but some people weave with old plastic bags, paper – or whatever takes their fancy! πŸ™‚


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