At the beginning of the year, I had an opportunity to get my hands on a very inexpensive floor loom. I know I talked about it on the blog at the time but I haven’t mentioned it much since. We picked it up, it needed to be taken apart to get it in the house, we put it in the back of the pickup truck, and then we put the pickup in the garage and left it that way due to snow. This was great, because when the snow melted, that was the point at which the basement flooded continually, and having the loom not in the basement was extremely fortunate.
Once the flooding seemed to be over and the weather warmed and the basement rearranged because we had no choice due to flooding, we moved the loom to the basement. But, I also knew that with a wedding to plan I wasn’t going to get to the loom any time soon. I didn’t. After the wedding there was still much to do, and as time went on, I thought about the loom but knew I wasn’t going to get to it. However, I did mention to Mr. Ink that I’d like to have it put together during the summer before the evenings get too dark. And there the loom sat, not put together.
Then, I did the dog transport which did end up being a pretty full day. I got home, and much to my surprise, Mr. Ink had decided to use my time away to surprise me by putting together the loom!
I need to move things around so we can move it entirely on the carpet, but it’s ready to go!
So, while this week has been extremely busy at work and I’ve had very little downtime in general, In that precious downtime, I’ve been watching weaving videos to refresh my memory and get me prepared for this new little adventure. I’m not totally green, as I have used a table loom a bit in the past. But, I am green to a floor loom and it’s been a few years since I wove on the table loom. I am hoping to get my first project started this weekend though, if all goes well. The weekend promises to be busy too, but I am trying to clear my Sunday as much as possible.
So, I guess to some extent, this is a bit of a teaser for what is to come.