There's nothing more frustrating than wanting to work on a fiber project and not having the pieces you need. Joseph, after watching me knitting said, "Man, I wish I had a table loom." And, in the illustrious words of Oversimplified, "so it was."
In the pictures above, the reed is in bronze, and the connector pieces are in butterscotch/gold. Eventually, the table loom will be 24 inches wide, but for now it's smaller than that because prototyping.
A table loom, for those who didn't know, is a loom you can sit in a table. Ta da. Other loom types include a backstrap loom or a floor loom. I still think a suspended loom would look really cool on an open wall, but we'll see. We have plans at least for a table loom and possibly a floor loom, as well.
After untangling his thread (rats), Joseph warped up the loom and started to weave. The shed easily fit the thread he had wound. He used the reed as the tappy tappy to set his weave in place.
This product is a heddle loom, or a Heald loom if you're feeling old and fancy. We're so excited to see it come to the shop as part of our fiber offerings!
Joseph & Aubrey Bjork
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