Wednesday, 25 April 2007

That will be Ms Weaver to you........

For some bizarre reason I have allowed myself to become scared of a loom.

I am embarrassed to say it. Of all the things in the world to be scared of.........

Maybe it was because of the spectacular failure the first time around with the thing but this fear is getting out of control.

I bought an Ashford rigid heddle loom almost a year ago and I still don't weave. But that is not all. Then when we arrived in NZ I was offered a great deal to buy 3 large floor looms. Why not I had 2 friends that wanted the other two and I would end up with a floor loom for a song. That would solve my weaving woes (yep make the machinery more complicated, it seemed reasonable at the time). So I rented the truck, drove up to Timaru (about 2 1/2 hours north) and picked the looms up. While I was there the woman also had a small tapestry sampling loom which I bought for $5. Keeping count with me, we are #3. We dropped off the first loom and then disaster struck. "Friend" 2 changed her mind, she now longer wanted the loom. Now I own 4. Okay well I will just sell her loom for what it cost me and no harm done. Except that I haven't been able to. Anyway then I was at the auction yesterday and what do I see but another Ashford rigid heddle loom in perfect condition with a warping board and then before I know it I have it for $10 so that would make #5.

5 looms for a woman who doesn't weave.

I may try warping again.

2 comments:

Stell said...

can collecting looms be considered a hobby? Do you need to add the weaving part. after all those people who collect fishing poles (vintage fly rods - sorry) and vintage cars can't use them all at once, some are just to have and to hold. and we all have many more knitting needles than we can ever use - don't we? Well I do.

elan said...

I wish I wasn't an ocean away, I'd love to have one, of course I'm not sure it would get used here either.