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Sunday, July 23, 2017

New weaving tools fresh out of the shop.

So I've been busy with everyday order but when I get a chance to put in some design time for custom requests it can be super fun :)  Here are a few things I've been working on and a few requests.

So, for a custom request, this was fun to design as it took some math..:)  and well anything more than 1+1 poses problems for me :)  <<<not really :)  Picture courtesy of Feisty Handwovens (she has tons of ideas up her sleeve. :)

Then I finally finished the 10" rigid loom w/ 4 heddles and I sold both that I had complete.  I have two more to make and they are spoken for so I'll probably make time to cut the heddles for more...those heddles are extremely time consuming to cut as I have to sit and watch with my finger on the pause button.  I'll not go into details but I'll have to find the time to make more.  :)

Then there was my adjustable weaving bench...it's had a few updates in the last 12 months or so but the update I've been wanting for YEARS is finally a reality...  my benches now have a saddle seat.  I'm super excited about that! Oh did I mention that they will have a rocker option?  :)

Or that I'll be making them in new (to this bench) 
species of wood?  Or that I might do some inlays on them?  :)

Oh then there was a request for a custom shuttle with a 7.5 inch bobbin opening and this customer wanted the very rare exotic almond burl wood I had...  Yep she was willing to pay 95.00 for it.
and then she didn't like that it had knots and stress cracks and asked if I could try the other burl I had. to see if it will have knots and stress cracks ...:(  I should have asked if she even knew what burl was....  So I have a pretty shuttle that cost me 79.00 plus shipping and about 6 hours of work to make her pretty.....  Lesson learned.

Oh but my super slim lap loom/ rigid heddle loom shuttle also got a big brother.  :) The super slim super long is 21" long.  and would be perfect for a lap loom if purchased with a beater edge.  

There are several other updates and new items but I'll post about one more.  These are angel wings or lease stick holders...whatever you want to call them, they are now available in my shop.  :)

So there you have it...I do stay busy but I also work hard to find time for fun new tools to offer.  :)

Happy weaving!

1 comment:

  1. Wow you have been busy. I love the newly added inlays of turquoise you're doing.

    The tall item is that like a spool holder?