Sunday

Finally back in the woodshop

I recently took up weaving rag rugs, partner thought there were too few around the house thet were clean and available when miss muddy pawed puppy came in from outside. I have lots of scraps left over from sewing as well as lots of worn out clothes, sheets, etc. so I knocked together a very basic frame type loom and have made 3 so far. I decided though to make a better loom and headed for my woodshop. I don't want to spend any money and so am limited to scraps on hand, okay, the dowels I picked up at the rebuilding center for $.50 each, $6 spent so far.
Armed with these items and the instructions for assembling an Ashford rigid heedle loom. As well some assumptions on what the size of the assembly diagrams might be, I began building today.
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So far it looks like this. There is still a lot of work to do, but I'm optimistic about the eventual outcome.

10 comments:

Frau Vivaldi said...

Hej Lars, happy new year!!
;-)

Lars said...

Danke Frau Vau! Neuer jahr, neuer Hobby ;D
Und Dir wünsche ich ein wunderschönes neues Jahr!

Ricciolina said...

Looks good so far :)

#5 said...

looking forward to see the results :-)

Lars said...

Danke auch Ricciolina.

#5, results will be forthcoming in a week or two.

Lily said...

Happy new year, Lars, and happy new hoby, too :-) I re-took up my knitting some weeks ago. It's totally relaxing :-)
Lily

Lily said...

I so meant "hobby"...

Lars said...

Lily, who is Hoby, and what does he look like;P
Happy, happy to you as well.

Zing said...

i wosh i had a workshop like that it´s great but i spend my days with packing all i got in boxes right now i have to move ... :( though i look forward to the new appartment i´d rather spent my evenings with something more productive

Lars said...

Zing, you're welcome to come and use my shop anytime;) So, you got a new place to live, how do the girls feel about moving?