Photographs were requested

Mr L insisted, despite his sore back, on putting the loom together last night. We began with the stand, believing it would be by far the simpler task. Flushed with success, we moved on to the loom itself.

Plans and pieces
Plans and pieces

I should be honest – it was not 100% plain sailing and we did have some disassembling to do, but it was ultimately O.K.  Here is the proof!

The Loom and Stand Together
The Loom and Stand Together

She needs a name! The wheel is called  Constance. I thought perhaps another  ‘virtuous’ name for the loom?  But which – Faith? Hope? Charity? or something  other? you decide. Suggestions below, please.

I imagine that it will be some while before this  loom sees any use; I need to learn how to  warp it and I need a warping frame or mill.  I suspect I’ll be needing a few other items too.  But I do hope to begin practising on SpinningGill’s  fixed heddle loom in the meantime.

The cats, BTW, had a splendid time overnight  in destroying the packaging. I need to go and  clear up the mess now.

I’m no longer keen on going to Kirkwall today – that migraine is being bothersome.


  1. SpinningGill
    June 8, 2009

    It looks good in the living room!
    I’ll dig out my warping frame for you to borrow and we’ll set about warping the loom.
    (Only slightly green-eyed) 🙂

    • June 8, 2009

      It can’t stay there – that’s where Teddy and Treacle sleep. Imagine leaving a piece of work on it and what I would wake up to ! Besides, it would make spinning group a bit cramped…

  2. SpinningGill
    June 8, 2009

    Charity – very forgiving!

    Plus you then have to two ‘C’s together!

    • June 8, 2009

      I’m thinking Prudence – for a very imprudent purchase!

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  3. SpinningGill
    June 8, 2009

    Juniper has arrived. Think stewed blackcurrants with a swirl of cream! 🙂

    • June 8, 2009

      damn – I thought I had ordered the green one 🙂

  4. Fenny
    June 15, 2009

    The Lions outside the New York Public Library are called Prudence and Virtue (even though they’re both male!). I think Prudence would be an excellent name.

    • June 15, 2009

      Hi Fenny

      Me too

      (Wish you could come for a visit)

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