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You've got a new product to sell. Easy-peasy! Take some pictures, make a video, upload it to youtube and develop a website.
OH! MY! WORD!
I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It sounded so easy. But it wasn't and it took forever!!!!
So here it is! It's not perfect - heck, it's not even close!
But it's a beginning. Tell us what you think.
Let us know how we can improve.
And, for heaven's sake, if you find any typos - please tell me!!!
Now for the fun part - adding things as they happen and finding out what YOU think about our farm and our loom!
Think I'll take the camera, jump on my bike and go take some pictures of the goats! Happy day!
We took the loom to Fiber Retreat at Jefferson City - people were very responsive and showed lots of interest. HOWEVER, using it that weekend and the following week we were able to come up with three or four ideas for improvement.
Now it's really working great! We added teeth on either end end to assist in keeping threads straight and tension even all the way across; did a cut down on the frame to increase the space available in the already huge shed area; and made the support legs easier to adjust.
I used Peaches and Cream Cotton to weave four placemats. Took me literally 15 minutes to warp and, although I didn't time the weaving, I would estimate it took less than two hours. (My life is always weave a little, stop and make supper, weave a little more, take the dogs for a quick walk, more weaving, check email and facebook and finally back to the loom.) But I easily finished all four placemats in one evening with tons of interruptions.
And they are gorgeous! Think I'll whip out some matching coasters (or mug rugs) and give them to my sister. (They match her new dinette set).
One thing I wasn't prepared for, but was very excited about: weaving with my standard rigid heddle makes my shoulders hurt after much time spent weaving. Raising and lowering the heddle creates tension and after a while I have to stop and relax. Because you don't have to lift the heddle on our new loom - just slide and turn - there was absolutely no shoulder fatigue!!!
I can't wait to warp my next project!
We finished the final prototype last week and I wove my first project. Two tea towels and four dishrags all done with the same warp.
Ken is ready to produce the first two looms for sale. Our plan is to take them to Fiber Retreat in Jefferson City next weekend. It will be a great opportunity to let others try them out and see how much fun it is to warp this way! I can't wait.
We've done all we can to make it the best it can be. Now it's up to God to bless. So looking forward to see what He does going forward