Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Thursday, 24 January 2019


So here is my loom, 15" wide

 Heddle bars, in 2 sizes

It arrived on Wednesday, I was able to put it together quickly, I have watched so many you tube video's on this model. My first thoughts are much better than this loom, which was simply too basic, my daughter is playing with it to see if it's what she would use. I have a small table I can attach the loom to for weaving, I don't want to put it on out dining room table as we use it often. Once I am happy with my weaving and feel this is the right loom, I can buy a stand for it, which would make using and storing it better. The site sells a fabric bag for storage, but at £65 I know I can make one just as good much cheaper. I know I can't have a much bigger loom, I simply do not have the space for it, so my hope is this will fulfill my needs. I have seen looms using two heddle bars at once, this model does not have the attachment, but hopefully once I can workout what I need, hubby will make the two small brackets to hold them together.
I want to make a scarf, but for my 1st run I will use the yarn provided and make a sample, ensuring the edges are tidy, before threading the yard for a long scarf.
I am out for most of today (Thursday), so my plan is to spend time weaving Friday, and over the weekend, I would like to be confident by next weekend when my sister is visiting, I know she will want to play.
There are weaving classes for all levels, locally, but I am hoping I can manage without the extra expense, but it's good to know if I can't work my way to a level I want.
It's exciting, I have not done any real weaving since school, I am trying to stay realistic on what I can do, it's so easy to get carried away.


  1. That looks a bit like a mediaeval instrument of torture! Happy playing, Marlene.

    1. It does, thank goodness it's only tiny, so I can't have thoughts about trying the alternative use.

  2. Sounds like you are really excited to start your new project. Good luck and look forward to seeing some of your weaving.

  3. I'm interested to see what you will make with your new loom.
    Have fun :-)

  4. Looking forward to reading more about your weaving experience. Learning a new craft is always exciting. Best, Jane x

  5. Roll on tomorrow when you get to play .... enjoy!

  6. I am not jealous, I am not jealous, I am not jealous. Just the teeniest bit envious, looking forward to seeing how you get on.

  7. So happy for you. I can't see what you make with this, the jumper for Will is adorable. Taking commissions for scarfs I hope ?

  8. Good luck with your new craft!

  9. Enjoy your new craft project :)

    All the best Jan



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