06 December 2013

Building a loom

Last week I showed you the big loom I bought in all its bits and pieces, today I had the good fortune of two lovely friends come help me setting it up. I had managed to persuade (ahem) DH to move the bookcase from one end of the lounge so that I could bring the loom inside.

After unwrapping everything we found out the loom is actually a Finlandia 8 shaft by Finnish loom maker Varpapuu. I couldn't find much current information on the maker, they might have gone out of business, so if you happen to know anything about them please feel free to point me in the right direction.

Here are my friends helping me with the set up, the one on the right is Rachael the Sparrow :-)
Actually just after this photo was taken Pamela (above left), who is a weaving guru, realised that we'd set the frames the wrong way around, so we quickly rectified that!
Now that's better! Unfortunately we couldn't go much further as we found that there were some bits and bobs missing to complete the assembly. I called the seller who is going to have a look for me when she get home from work. So looks like I might need to wait until we come back from our trip to complete the set up and start weaving. But that's ok, there's plenty to keep me occupied in the meantime :-)

And I'm really beginning to panic, one more week to take off!!!

Oh yes, there's some new stock just been added to our Etsy shop, use code XMAS13 at checkout to receive 10% off storewide :D

Now what have you been up to this week? 

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  1. Such a big loom! Can't wait to see what comes out over the next years.

  2. The loom looks huge, and so official! Too bad you won't be able to work on it for a long time. Bring some pictures in your phone (I'm sure you have plenty), so when you go visit yarn shops you can show people.

  3. Hey, sorry I haven't been here in a while, but I've been a leetle busy. :) Just one more week and then you travel - to the Northern Hemisphere? The Pacific Northwest? Do let us know!

    1. Hi Denise, yes we're going to England for Christmas, then after that we're going to the States, first NYC then landing in SF on 11th Jan, then travelling up Seattle. I'm meeting Vivian on the 12th, this is so EXCITING!! :D

      Absolutely LOVE your new ebook!! I haven't done much knitting/crochet lately but you give me itchy fingers ;)

  4. Omgosh... I missed a lot last week. Congratulations on your new loom and have a wonderful trip!!

  5. oooooh, I love how that loom looks. Now, if a loom fairy would find the parts and put it together while you travel, that would be awesome.

  6. Wow - I guess you won't be using that room for much else than fiber arts :)

  7. That's a gorgeous piece of furniture You have there ! The wood is beautiful. I only hope to turn my guest room into something like that !