Friday, August 13, 2010

On the Fiber Front

I can't fool you guys for a second! That's right, I have a floor loom. She is a Union 36" rug loom. She is in very good condition considering how old she is. I should replace the heddles, although they actually still work fine. Mostly, she just needs cleaning up. Until I get the Art Shack up and running, she'll be in the house in my office. The photo shows her still all bound up and partially taken apart for transport/getting through the door. My goal is to have her operational before the snow flies.

A couple of months ago, I came to the conclusion that I probably wouldn't weave any more baskets, and gave all the reed I had to a basket weaver in my spinning group. She stopped by the other day and gave me this!

It is perfect for carrying fiber or yarn to spinning meetings.

I like the little bump out. A good place for tools or water bottle when demonstrating at the fair, like we are this weekend.

I have about 450 to 500 yards of this llama/mohair handspun. I think it needs to be a lacy shawlette, but nothing has been decided yet.


Lily said...

The yarn is just beautiful, it will make a gorgeous shawl.

sandy said...

Is that a handmade basket? What an awesome and useful device. The color of the yarn is really lovely too, I'm looking forward to seeing the end results.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on the loom acquisition. And that basket is fantastic. What a clever design! And such a lovely thank-you present.

Lilac Haven said...

Would you happen to know the name of the basket. I'd like to find a pattern so I can make one. I have a bunch of basket stuff I need to use and I liked your idea of keeping a water bottle in the bump out. Thanks. Love your yarn.

Annie said...

LH, my friend called it a kangaroo basket. Try this website. then find the kangaroo basket. It looks a little different, but you might be able to adapt it to what you want. Good luck!

Ann Martin said...

What a beautiful basket and I look forward to seeing what you make with the yarn - love the soft color.