We thought that it might be fun for our readers to see our looms, and what we weave on them.
We start the series with a relatively new weaver, Diane C. Although Diane also likes back strap weaving and has taken classes with Laverne Waddington, she also sports a Schacht, 8 shaft Mighty Wolf. As she began weaving on the loom, she documented her projects by taking a photo of her project while still on the loom. As you can see, lots of variety here. Is it possible that starting out with an 8 shaft loom lets you progress as a weaver more quickly?
Marcy E. started out with a four shaft loom. I believe it was a Gilmore and she happily wove on it for several years. (see the photo below).
When Marcy learned about an 8 shaft Gilmore that was a real deal, she snapped it up right away and sold her old loom. Marcy has mastered the art of tying new warps on to old ones and loves to do a series of projects with color changes in the warp. See the evolution of colors displayed on her new 8 shaft loom below.
This new loom has a wonderful light and a raddle on the castle. Marcy hangs bits a pieces of weft yarns from the loops since she always warps front to back and doesn't use the raddle.