Purple Monk’s Belt

 

A New Loom

A New Loom

A friend has purchased a new little loom. Naturally Constance and her human are keen to help iron out the kinks! 

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Handy shelf

Handy shelf

It has a number of delightful features – despite having eight harnesses,  it is very small, very quiet, and has a handy shelf for necessary weaving materials.

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Useful pull-bar

Useful pull-bar

There is also a very useful pull-bar on the beater that helps with even packing of the wefts.

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Tension too loose

Tension too loose

There is a clever hanging breast beam, which makes it easy to tension the warp…here the vertical bar holding up the beam is not in alignment with the upright loom bar, so the warp is too loose.

 

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Tension just right

Tension just right

Here they are after tightening the ratchet – perfectly aligned means just right…

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Constance likes weaving

Constance likes weaving

Hitty Constance finds weaving very meditative.

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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

The dangling weft ends are a little tangled – this happened when we were weaving last year (click here to see!)

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