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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Handmade Ridged Heddle Loom

This one took me FOREVER to figure out how to make.  I looked at what seems like one thousand ridged heddle looms to decided how to make this little guy.  The hard part, well that would be the heddle and heddle stand.  I must and I mean I must find an easier solution for these.  The gears were actually fun to make and I'm pleased with them.
Well without further blabbering here she is, of course I still need to route all the edges to make her look presentable but I couldn't contain myself one moment longer to take pictures and get this post up.  Yes that is how excited I am about this little loom.

And here she is finished...

These are as I was working the design out and still working on a more professional heddle!

Friday, April 15, 2016

My little workshop

Sometimes people wonder where I make all my weaving tools...  well this humble abode is all mine. It's taken me many years to acquire all the tools I own and with each tool my job gets a little easier.   I'm going to be making it better soon.  Adding more cabinets and more outlets.  In this picture my scroll saw is out because I'm making a bench and I have to remove some of the wood in the openings before I can route them (saves work on my router :) )  So anyway, today I'm making a bench for a customer.  Here is my shop and here is the bench (work in progress).
Hope you enjoy seeing where I create.  :)
Have a great day!

Then finished :)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

My first Inkle Loom build project

So...  it only took me a little over a week to figure out all the joints on this project and the slot, the slot OH MY that slot!  lol  Well, here is my very first Inkle loom finally finished.  The fantastic thing is I have also made all the jigs required to make this so simple looking loom....Might be simple for some but trust me when I tell you it really made me think so hard it hurt!
Well never fear, she said she would and so she did!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I'm beginning my process of making looms

I finally got busy and started the process of making small looms to sell in my Etsy shop.  This is the very first one but there will be more to come.  I'm nearly finished with my first Inkle Loom and that will be posted in my Etsy store too soon.
Here is my first loom...I'm very excited about this.

Pegs set at 1 inch


Pegs set at 1/2 inch