I was lucky enough to get a loom for my Birthday, now the last time I did any weaving was at school and it was a mess. Having seen weaving works of art by my friends at the Dyers Spinners and Weavers Guild I thought I may like to try my hand at it again! We put it together last Saturday, somthing I was determind to do myself but needed a bit of man power to tighten the screws etc, but it all went together quite well. This is a Kromski Harp, which I think is made in Poland, the importers are in the USA and I bought it from Wingham Wools in Rothereham South Yorksire. I have no idea if this product went from Poland to US then to UK, but they delivered it within 3 days of placing the order.
I had no idea how to get started but with all the help on the internet video tutorials, particularly good are the New Voyager vids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptH7ZhopsoE&list=UUr_0xa80mEpfaw8GmV8bptw&index=3 and the Ashford Vids http://www.ashford.co.nz/newsite/tutorials/weaving-video-tutorials I also used the Ashford book of Weaving which was very clear with a step by step guide.
Warping the loom seemed a bit scary but by carefully following the instructions it was soon done and the weaving started, I used yarn from my stash that I didn’t feel precious about 😉 So a bit bright, maybe I can find a football supporter who would like it. Peter said he wasn’t ecxpecting something so bright for his next suit ;-). More to follow on this one I think!