After a few years now, of seeing woven wallhangings out and about (and selling for hundreds and hundreds of dollars), I decided to learn to weave.
Because a) how hard could it be? and b) surely it will come in handy after the apocalypse.
I decided to start with a mini loom kit from the Handmaker’s factory and it was so easy. I plunged straight in without watching any tutorials or anything so I made a lot of mistakes in my first wallhanging, but I still think it turned out fine.
My 3yo was so tremendously in awe and jealous of said wallhanging that I had to make her one for her room too. Her brief? “I want blue and red and some of that shiny silver and some of that “cotton wool”, mummy.”
She loves it.
But having made two little ones now, I wanted something bigger, so I bought this:
It’s the “apprentice” loom from Loom and Spindle. I threaded it this afternoon. Wish me luck!