...mentioned way back here, she is in the studio, waiting to be dusted off. She has waited so long.
She is a Dorothy, made by Leclerc. Unusually modified way back in 1971 for the company I worked for, to hold 6 castle units, for a total of 24 harnesses. I only have 4 sections attached right now. When I worked in the sample weave department, we used to work in pairs to thread the loom. One person in front, picking the correct harness and pulling the threads through as a second person sat in the back, following the color arrangement. and handed the threads through one at a time. Because of the long tunnel that the harnesses make on such a small loom, this was very convenient and quick. It also often eliminated threading errors.. easier to focus. Of course, errors were not looked upon kindly.
But I am back to the loom. This loom. Because I have it. And to make use of it. To find new ways to combine free form with loom controlled weave and still work small. Now to find my warping reel. Rescue it from storage. Enough of that. Storage. Use it or lose it.
I will make a silk/ cotton warp. because I have some. Rescued also. And I will try out some of this beautiful Blue-faced Leicester wool in the fill. Hand spun, so fine, by Dru. It is just gorgeous.
As a side note, I am slowly rebuilding my links (after a crash with Typepad) so they make sense with the focus of this blog. Little by little. Because that's they way it goes. Thanks for your understanding and patience.