Birthday Present for Myself

So, for my birthday I bought a loom. Yep. Get prepared for lots and lots of weaving pictures, because this is what my life is going to be.

The loom is a 36″ Leclerc Loom. Its a brand thats located in quebec, and has been building basically the exact same loom since 1764. Its a beautiful piece, and I’m excited to see what I can create with it.

Last night I celebrated with a glass of mead while warping up my first overshot pattern. That’s what its called when you have patterns where large areas of thread “float over” the base weave. That’s a horrible description, but if you’re really curious, you can google it. You can kind of see what I’m talking about in the final picture of the “reverse” side, where the blue threads float above the white for long portions. I’m still learning a lot, and it is far too fun.

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