Instead of the usual pressing, packing, and preparing for Market on Friday, I spent a few hours dressing this rigid heddle loom.
It’s a 16″ Ashford – one of the ones I use to teach beginning weaving.
And while I don’t normally weave on a RH loom, it offers the perfect solution because:
- My other looms are literally tied up with other projects.
- It’s small and easy for me to bring along if I decide to demonstrate weaving somewhere (like at Farmers’ Market)
- I can indulge in the pleasure of weaving outside on a summer day.
- It makes a beautiful wall hanging whenever I’m not weaving.
- It’s fast and easy to set up, so I can get information about an idea sooner than if I wait to use a floor loom.
- With the majority of my work destined for sale, I can have a separate project that’s just-for-me.
And yes, it is raining again.
So this perfectly simple little loom will stay inside today. And after I weave a few inches just-for-me, it can hang on a wall.
All dressed up (like a rainbow) – and ready to go.