Way back on November 1 I posted about wanting a tape loom. I had seen my first in person tape loom in July at MAFA. That’s also where I bought my first book about tape loom weaving right from the author who was there.
In July I began shopping and researching and looking for a tape loom and I was pretty sure that I wanted a loom from Mr Seidel but I had only seen them online. Then I went to SAFF in North Carolina and saw one of Mr Seidel’s looms in person and I was fully convinced. They are well and beautifully built.
Right around the second week of November after hearing me go on and on and on about these looms my darling told me to go ahead and order the loom from Mr Seidel as my Christmas gift. (I’m almost sure I’ve gotten several gifts this year this way so it’s been a great Christmas so far!)
Anyway, before Thanksgiving the loom came in the mail but I’ve been soooooo busy with bunches of other things that it has just been sitting there all naked and alone. Yesterday I had a thought. I cannot take my Baby Wolf with me to any Christmas celebrations because of too many people in the car, but that little tape loom can go! It’s super portable. Well, the 3/4 size or mini ones would be even more portable and if the tape weaving goes as well as I expect it to I may have to add an even more portable size to my collection. I also haven’t given up on finding an antique one.
So this week I am going to rush through lots of my list so I can get this thing threaded this week so it’s ready to go for Christmas. I’ll take some step by step photos and let you all know how it goes. I’m going to start with some cotton yarn I have on hand but I have big plans for trying it with handspun wool to see what can happen.
Mr Seidel also makes paddle looms, rigid heddles and card weaving looms so check him out if you love weaving with small looms.
Now if you are curious about all the busyness there will be a newsletter tomorrow with three ginormous announcements. If you aren’t signed up for my newsletter, today is the day to do it! The form is at the bottom of the home page of my website.