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.
I should be honest – it was not 100% plain sailing and we did have some disassembling to do, but it was ultimately O.K.Â Here is the proof!
She needs a name! The wheel is calledÂ Constance. I thought perhaps anotherÂ ‘virtuous’ name for the loom?Â But which – Faith? Hope? Charity? or somethingÂ other? you decide. Suggestions below, please.
I imagine that it will be some while before thisÂ loom sees any use; I need to learn how toÂ warp it and I need a warping frame or mill.Â I suspect I’ll be needing a few other items too.Â But I do hope to begin practising on SpinningGill’sÂ fixed heddle loom in the meantime.
The cats, BTW, had a splendid time overnightÂ in destroying the packaging. I need to go andÂ clear up the mess now.
I’m no longer keen on going to Kirkwall today – that migraine is being bothersome.