I did–eventually–get the Ashford loom threaded. After it sat in a corner and we cast dirty looks at each other from time to time. Occasionally, I’d wave a threading hook at it and mutter imprecations. And then when I did get it threaded, I realized it was much too fine a thread for the sett I used. Disappointed that it still wasn’t right, yet very, very intrigued at the same time. One of the advantages of a table loom is that I can try out different “treadlings” without having to change any tie-ups, so I’ve been noodling around with different patterns, just seeing how they look.
I’ve also acquired a Cricket loom, and that’s been all kinds of fun! Quick and easy to warp, but full of possibilities. Using pick up sticks and string heddles adds exponentially to the possible patterns that can be done. I foresee many scarves and table items being added to the shop!
And then, since the house isn’t quite full, I’m adding a floor loom to the mix next month. The fiber madness, it is strong!