It is hard to know how to approach writing these blog entries when I have so much to catch up on… I am jumping from recent to not so recent… but hey, Fuckit, right??!!! 😀 Yeow. I’m happy to be getting anything down in here at all regardless of chronological order and carbon 14 dating of thoughts and all that shite. The mere process of putting together a blog post is of great benefit to me and I can notice it instantly – it makes me more organised, and makes me a bit calm to see work i’ve done in a tangible, scrollable form. Order to mild chaos, perhaps. And when I say mild I mean moderate, and when I say moderate I actually amn’t sure what I mean because things actually aren’t actually that chaotic at all….so let’s just scrap that yeah. Awesome.
An up side I would mention about blogging is that when I am working on projects, I consciously try to take more photographs of my work. This can only have benefits… In my…let’s call it ‘Hiatus’ there where there was no updates for months, I ended up taking a fancy to Flickr. I uploaded a fair few pictures that showed some of my work – and I am so glad I did because once I started doing it I made sure to take more pictures of anything else I made from then on – and it just strikes me as a really good habit to get into. I look forward to the day where I make something, get it photographed beautifully on that very day and file away the images neatly so I know where everything is…… Easily pleased, eh? 😀 … Hmm, I am going to have to get my own camera for sure…. *trailing off in the distance voice noises*…. Lol Hiya Stephen Hiya, Vici loves you!!!
Ok so the photo taking thing for projects is true in most cases, however when I finally recieved my ‘Spears’ vintage weaving loom, the camera was the last thing on my mind! Christmas came early this year (Well, my birthday came early this year…) thanks to the lovely Stephen… I was waiting a couple of weeks to recieve the Loom so when it eventually came I was…………GRABBY? 😀 GIMME GIMME GIMME YAY etc… 😀 .. Oh I love it so much.. I’ve been dyeing (bad dum tshh!) to weave for ages so this was like, a small life milestone right there!….. So if we can dim the lights and take our seats please…
She is a size 4, and is over 30 years old! She’s lookin well I tell ya, not a day over 19! *wolf whistles*
I was looking for tutorials of how to prepare the loom for weaving and I couldn’t really find any straight forward demo’s of how to do it properly. I was a bit gutted but also got a little bit excited because I think this might be my opportunity to give back something to the wonderful marvellous overarching internet Lady of love who provides me with so much… I have decided that I will make a tutorial for using the loom sometime in the next couple of weeks. I am planning on starting another project on it soon so I will be sure to make it a step by step affair and hopefully it will help someone out! I enjoyed trying to figure it out myself, to be quite honest – and I learned a lot from doing it – however I did still read some things about it online and take from that a bit of ‘confidence making’ that I could actually do it – so hopefully my tutorial will serve the same purpose to someone else! Learn from someone elses mistakes, right?
I really think this is a great loom, and at the price you get it at and the age of it – it’s novelty value alone is awesome. The box cracked me up..
I am not sure the heddle I recieved is the original one, as I think I saw a mainly metal one in most tutorials; but I don’t mind as it works a treat and is the right length. No complaints.
Yay! So there ya have it, my first loom project! The first of many! Watch this space.
Spears Weaving Looms are available on Ebay and you can get your hands on one for approximately £35 English pounds or about 40 euro! …………………….Happy Weaving 🙂
My textile obsession has literally run away with me, (cue Norah Jones sing along), so you can expect a lot more textile related posts in the future. I hope to experiment with a lot of different things and document the process. Perhaps this will turn into a craft blog instead of just the rantings of a lune-a-tic…tac…toe….. potatoe…pota-toes…..aww!!!!!