Saturday, Sandy and I went over to a friend and a former spinning and weaving student of mine, Carol’s, house to help her with the finishing of her first major project and to help her build her new Baby Wolf loom. She had been using mine to get these Christmas presents done and was ready to finish them just in time to be gifted.
When we got there, there was enough warp left for one more towel, so I asked if I could weave it off and Carol said, yes.
Carol decided this towel would be for Sandy, so we got out the 4-harness pattern book and let Sandy look through it while I wove the hem and a bit of twill.
Then Sandy would show me the next pattern she’d like, and off I’d go with a different color for a couple of inches. By the time we were done, we had quite a few different patterns in the towel and Sandy loved what she was getting.
When we cut the warp and pulled all of the towels off of the loom Carol had 13 towels from a 15 yard warp, and they are really nice towels, too. After zig-zagging the ends, Carol stuck them in the washer and dryer while Sandy and I got started on Carol’s cherry Baby Wolf, Miss Cherry.
Lots of laughing, goofiness and work ensued as we read the instructions and worked our magic. Slowly, Miss Cherry became a loom.
Isn’t she beautiful? Carol is already thinking of the first project she’d like to weave on it, but she is going to have to do some spinning for it first. You can barely see her Lendrum spinning wheel peeking between the warp beam and the top of the castle through the harnesses. From what we discussed, it’s going to be a lovely project.
And don’t think we did all of this without supervision.
Louie, Carol’s 6 month-old long haired Chihuahua kept an eye on all of the proceedings. Isn’t he the cutest little thing?