|This Structo Artcraft is around 80 years old.|
Little table looms like this are great for "sampling" which is weaver talk for trying out new patterns. That's what I'm doing above, though I am making the samples washcloth size, figuring I might as well have something useful after all the work. Despite being much older than me, this loom is still working beautifully. And the walnut is quite lovely, though not fashionable these days. I think it would be if people had walnut stain on real walnut, instead of oak.
These little looms are also good for workshops--though I've read on Ravelry that some teachers prefer you bring one of those little 70 pound folding floor looms. Now these folding floor rooms cost around $2,000, so I don't think so. And really, I don't care how "fast" I can go on a floor loom (from what I've read going "fast" is equated with learning more--which I find suspiciously stupid). So, dear reader, if you are at a workshop with me, I'll be the "slow" one in the back with my geeky little clanking (yet muffled) Structo-Art Craft loom that didn't cost me two grand and which I can unload from my car carry into the workshop on my own.
That's all for this week!