|The yarn is a unique handpaint in Nature Spun Fingering|
|The coaster after fulling by hand with a dish scrubber|
Then, my 25th birthday happened--I now possess a beautiful Wolf Pup LT, the 4-shaft, 18" wide, foldable floor loom from Schacht. Andrew and I took a quick road trip up to Boulder and saw the impressive facility where Schacht looms and spinning wheels are made.
Andrew quickly warped up a Cricket loom that we had in the mill, then helped me figure out how to warp my Wolf Pup along with help from Peggy Jo. I decided to try a simple plaid in some of my favorite Nature Spun colors.
|I can already tell that weaving will be very satisfying for a math nerd such as myself|
|Andrew's and my finished pieces|
|My first woven piece. Although the edges have room for improvement, I am happy with how it turned out.|
This weekend, my mom came up to visit and pick up her birthday gift, also a Wolf Pup LT. It's clear that weaving is an addiction we will both share. We were basically entranced by the process of warping her loom in a Log Cabin pattern using Cotton Fleece.
|Can you believe this is her first ever weaving project?! I should give some credit to Elizabeth Wagner's YouTube videos for helping us out.|
|Log Cabin close-up. The idea comes from Simple Woven Scarves by Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn Sokolov.|
It's true that the only thing weaving and knitting have in common is the use of yarn. I think weaving appeals to my husband, and guys in general, more than knitting because of its mechanical nature. There is certainly a learning curve to weaving but I'm feeling plenty of enthusiasm to hurdle it.