Adventures in Weaving

Last spring I bought an Ashford 8 shaft 24″ table loom. My imagination was swirling with ideas for handwoven fabric for garb, fine linen towels, etcetera etcetera etcetera.

Reality bites. The loom arrived soon before finals week in school, so I assembled it, folded it up, and set it in a corner of my bedroom. After finals I took it out, threaded it, and realized I had crossed threads everywhere. I cut off and discarded the first warp, and tried again with some white cotton. More crossed threads. I swore at it and put it away again, and went back to the inkle loom.

I got it out again a few days ago, and after several days of slow, painstaking work I seem to have it threaded correctly. We shall see…