Updated: Jan 14, 2021
For those of you that might be interested, I am thinking of beginning a Weaving Wednesday segment here on my litte farm website.
Maybe my weaving projects will spark your interest or curiosity, or maybe even reignite your own weaving journey?
As a beginning, I would like to share the type of loom that I am working on.
I would also like to hear from you!
Do you have a loom and if so, what type do you have?
Maybe you would like to share where you are with your weaving?
Or are interested in learning to weave?
My spinnng wheel and all of my textile equipment within my farm shop is from Ashford Handicrafts in New Zealand. I have a particular fondness for this company because this was the first place I lived for an extended amount of time when I left the United States.
I have several Ashford tools within my studio.
I am very satisfied with the quality of the their products and the price point -
which makes them accessable and affordable for me.
I am also very grateful that there is a supplier, allowing access here in Norway.
The loom that I am working on a 60 cm (24 inch) Rigid Heddle Loom which you can read about from the link.
The Samplet loom and the Knitters looms also follow a similar weaving process.
This is mostly about the size of loom you would like to work on.
I have already finished a lovely, woollen, handspun scarf for my son, which I have now washed, conditioned and blocked.
I stitched a small, woven heart on it, as a sort of secret message of love, comfort and encouragment for him, far away from home.
He really likes it and he looks so good in these natural grays.
Afterwards, I warped up some naturally dyed linen. (pictured above)
I will be making some basic kitchen towels.
I warped the loom to achieve this chequered look.
Let me know your thoughts!
My intention would be to start at the beginning of the process and work through a piece on Wednesdays, if there is interest.
Weaving is a slow and mindful process, which I simply love.
I am really enjoying incorporating it into the other aspects of my making here on the farm.
Warmest regards from the farm!