Some of you may remember those "Amazing threads" that I posted of back in October and then again in December. You may also have remembered my grumblings about the Baby Macomber loom that I was using.
Normally I am a huge Macomber fan, as I have the big 48 inch version and love it, but the baby mac...."not so much"
As much as it pained me, I ended up having to cut off the pinwheel dishtowels that I had been working on. Seven yards of cottolin,that was rendered unusable.....ouch. I will take the above sample and make a placemat to put a bowl on, but to say that I was bummed to say goodbye to the rest of it would be an understatement. No matter how much I wrestled with that loom, the karma was not good and I finally said enough is enough.
The man who I purchased the Baby Mac from was kind enough to work with me on getting another loom that was a better fit for the type of weaving I would be doing. So Wednesday, I took the long trek to Westfield, Mass and picked up this new 8 harness Leclerc Compact loom.
All of the heddles are finally on, the treadles are tied up and this afternoon I will wind the Tencel/Rayon warp that I had purchased earlier this year at The Mannings. I figure that I will weave something a little less demanding to get familiar with the loom this time around :-)