I am pleased to report that I recently found a way to make time to weave more. I have been weaving some scarves and small projects on my Flip Loom and Cricket Loom since I taught my Granddaughter to weave in 2009. I love the quick, easy warping process and the portability of Rigid Heddle Looms. I have a stand for both looms and I sometimes take them out on the deck to weave. The Weaver’s Idea Book by Jane Patrick gave me a whole new appreciation of the rigid heddle looms capability. Jane’s book is a treasure trove of patterns and ideas. Her Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom DVD is very informative and helpful too.
However, I was not weaving on my beautiful Cherry Baby Wolf loom and I do love to weave on her. In our previous home, my Baby Wolf loom was in a corner of the dining room. It was so convenient to sit down and weave a few minutes while waiting for something to finish cooking. In our present home, my Baby Wolf Loom is in our bedroom. Now, the only time I have to weave is at night. It seemed too dark to weave even if I brought a floor lamp over to the loom.
All this changed when we took our first trip to IKEA in Denver earlier this year. I stumbled upon a lamp that had the round post to fit into the lamp holder of my high castle tray! I purchased an LED bulb for it and now I can see what I am weaving even at night!!! It was such a little thing that kept me away from my loom. I did not think I could find time to weave, so I had just not taken the time to search for that type of lamp.
Now, I look forward to shutting my computer down around 8 pm and weaving. I remember hearing from my friends in the Estes Park Weaving Guild that you should have your next warp planned and wound before you take your project off the loom. That way you will always have something on your loom. I now have my next 2 projects wound and waiting and so very many more projects in my head.
I am finding time to do some Spinning and I will be posting about the fibers I spin as well as about wheels and spinning tools and tips.
I always say, if you just listen, you can learn something every day. And I do learn things every day from my customers. I want to give my customers a chance to share their Weaving, Spinning and Knitting Knowledge so I will be posting questions. I also really, really want to see what my customers are Weaving, Spinning and Knitting.
I will be posting about Weaving and Spinning and updating you on new items, special offers and sales. A big bonus for me will be that having a blog will inspire me to find time to weave and spin! I hope you are able to make some time for Weaving and Spinning too.