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this little loom





...became mine recently
it will be a little while before I can use it
I made a drawing so I can work out
how it goes back together



image: shipbuilding

6 comments:

j said...

is it a rigid heddle?
mine are sitting idle at the moment
great idea to remind yourself with a drawing
xo, j

shipbuilding said...

...it's an eight shaft countermache
a very beautiful floor loom
and it's lovely to have the drawing
while it's in storage

my other two looms are idle too
there needs to be more time for weaving : )

k x

eau de nil said...

always moved by the sight of looms. my grandmother, a weaver, kept her own silkworm, spun her own silk, and wove beautiful bedsheets with it (each of her 18 grandchildren has a dowry of two!). whenever she began a new piece she talked as if she was about to 'set sail'.

enjoy it, dear Kim!

shipbuilding said...

Xenia, WOW!

What a beautiful treasure to have and to remember her by.
I absolutely love the idea of a new piece being like 'setting sail'.

Tell me, do you use the sheets? They must be divine.

k x

eau de nil said...

no, sadly we don't, the bed is a bit too wide and, however robust they may look, i'm not sure they were made with the washing machine in mind - but i do caress them often when i'm looking for something in the cupboard )

x

shipbuilding said...

...I can understand that, I don't let my handwovens anywhere near the machine.
It must be wonderful to be reminded of her when you open the cupboard : )