Sunday, 10 November 2013

Let the excitement begin....

Hello and welcome if you have found your way to my blog and please don't be confused that previous posts are of a different subject.  I tried to start a new blog but somehow blogger wouldn't allow it but anyhow, decided to change direction of my current new blog is now


Ok I had better start at the beginning....I have always been into crafts of mostly all sorts.......knitting/crochet/tapestry/machine embroidery and spinning.  About a year ago I started tentatively looking and wondering about weaving....hmmm! another craft to dip my toe in BUT! at that point I wasn't really hooked that is until my darling hubby asked me "what I would like for my birthday in November.  I ummed and ahhed...then happened one day to land on the weaving page on "Ravelry" for those not in the know it is a worldwide craft community.  Well after much falling in luuuurrrvvveeee and drooling over all the gorgeous woven scarfs and such like, decided to do some more research.  As a complete beginner had no idea what I wanted or really what equipment was required....size costs etc.  I spent about 2 weeks researching, reading....asking questions on the forums that are on Ravelry, received lots of lovely suggestions etc from the lovely people on there.  In the end (well actually I think hubby was getting me tired of hearing me say "Oh I don't know, supposing I get it wrong) again more research and then finally decided on a

Ashford 20" Riggid Heddle Loom which was purchased from Wingham Wool Works here in the U.K.  I have about another 5 to 10 ten days before it arrives, I can hardly wait.  There is so much to learn about this craft, I thought learning to spin was enough but this is a totally different animal.  The jargon warps/wefts/setts/heddle....warp dominant/weft dominant/balanced weave...but in all this I just love to create and learn.  So I will post as I go on my experiences, my disasters (and I'm sure there will be many)....with lots of piccys....anyways please pop by again and visit.  Then I should have a couple of piccys up of my loom. I just need a name for her (I know but my spinning wheel has a name Mavis) ....hmmm what to call it.ttfn 


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