Celebrate serendipity! While perusing Craigslist, Medford last summer, I found a Schacht 15" table loom for $20! My son, Josh, who lives in Ashland, was able to pick it up for me, but it stayed with him through the fall. At Christmastime, I finally got to meet my loom.
After the delightful clamor of the holidays died down, I spent a day watching youtube videos of warping a loom, as it had been awhile since I'd done that.
I've been sitting at my new loom for 10-20 minutes at a time for 3 days now and am ready to take off my first scarf.
I had been trying to keep it simple, just spinning and knitting. Then I added felting, which opened up whole new avenues for creativity. Now my imagination is on overdrive with weaving ideas. I had already planned to weave some small tapestries this year on my tapestry loom, and with the addition of this table loom, I'll probably be weaving scarves as well.
I also had to reorganize my studio space to make room for the loom, to be able to weave without clutter all around. My beautiful baskets from Ghana were taking up a lot of floor space. Hmmm... how to make more space? Hang them from the ceiling! I got some scrap 1x2s, some cup hooks, and voila!
Now I have plenty of space, and a room/loom with a view!