Monday, August 08, 2011
The Hard Stuff
This is my new toy, a 24 inch Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom. RH looms are the knitter's gateway drug into weaving. They're relatively inexpensive as looms go, and are very user friendly. They also help one to use up the stockpiles of yarn many knitters acquire.
The Ashford comes with a very handy booklet that lets you start weaving as soon as you get it out of the box. I warped my loom with some ancient sport weight acrylic, and I wove with a fuzzy yarn I recycled from an acrylic and wool unraveled sweater.
The warping, which scares lots of people, was a simple process I completed in about an hour and a half: not bad for the first time.
Then I wove this scarf in a couple of sittings.