Any one spin or weave?

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Any one spin or weave?

Post: #58239 possum
Tue May 22, 2007 11:57 pm

I got given an electric spinning wheel and a large loom

I have a couple of fleeces from our sheep sat inboxes

I haven't got a clue where to start, I don't even know how to set the loom up (it is assembled but that is all)
Can anyone help?
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Havign read another thread I was wondering if it would be possible to use it for making rag rugs?

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Post: #58301 Wombat
Wed May 23, 2007 10:39 am

Wow, the loom looks great!

I spin, mainly cotton on a double drive band conventional wheel. I got a bit of training in useing the loom and it seems to me that warping up is the most complicated bit, the rest is easy. As far as spinning goes, you really need someone to go through and show you. Ashford stuff comes from NZ, maybe they could give you an idea of someone in you area who could teach you.......

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Post: #58323 red
Wed May 23, 2007 12:41 pm

wow - jealous! cant help you though - as i also have fleeces lurking in the shed waiting for me to learn
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Post: #58326 Silver Ether
Wed May 23, 2007 1:23 pm

Well I cant do either but have always wanted to but ... well ... maybe when I retire .. :lol: :lol: thnks to the powers that be ... that will never happen but If anyone who does spin and has some wool they want to get rid of ... I would like to buy some as I would like to have a go knitting with real stuff that I know had been straight from sheep etc,... :flower:

That looks a wonderful device that you have been given.

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Post: #58509 flower
Thu May 24, 2007 1:49 pm

well, good news bad news I guess :lol:

you have there a wonderful loom. It would be wasted on ragrugs but you will be able to make some beautiful, highly patterned fine weave rugs and wall hangings.
(that was the good news!)

the bad news is, you will really need to enrol in a class to learn how to thread it up!
Sorry, I didn't note where you were posting from, but in if in England the weavers guild should be able to put you in touch with someone who can teach you both spinning and weaving. They will also have information on home made vegetable dyes etc.

Please don't be disheartened....once you learn the threading you will be spellbound! There is nothing quite like watching a beautiful piece of weave grow :mrgreen:

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Post: #58566 possum
Thu May 24, 2007 9:50 pm

flower wrote:well, good news bad news I guess :lol:

you have there a wonderful loom. It would be wasted on ragrugs

Maybe, but if it helped me get started, I don't care, I just want to be able to use it, at the moment it is a rather large shed ornament and nothing more

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