Category Archives: Hobby Projects

I’m not dead :)

Been a long time since I last updated you all here. Over a year has in fact passed…

Things have happened in my life, things that took time and energy to sort out, and quite frankly I simply didn’t feel like updating the blog. Probably gonna be very sporadic posts going forward as well. But it should at least not take over a year until the next one.

All set to go again :)
All set to go again

Finally got the loom moved to my new location as well, the hold up has been getting room for it, but finally got the keys to the hobby room in the basement of this apartment building a few weeks back, so last weekend me and my sister took the loom apart and moved it here. It’s now all set to go in its new location.

Assembly of the loom is rather quick, done in 15 mins or so, but threading it, that did take a couple hours. There’s “only” 184 threads in it for this setup, which gives a width of roughly 35 centimeter on the finished weave, perfect for table runners.

Next time I think I’ll set it up for making rugs, I expect there to be needed roughly a 100-150 more threads for that, depending on how wide I want the rugs to be, limit being the physical width of the loom. Don’t even wanna guess the time that will take to thread. Not to mention I’ll actually have to start completely from scratch, something I have never done before. This time I at least had some of the work done already (all threads were already rolled up on the warp beam).

Making rags to weave with
Making rags to weave with

Work in progress right now is taring up old bed linen and make rags to weave with, takes a lot more time then I expected it to do. Having a friendly helper cat doesn’t really speed up the process. She loves to either come lay down in the middle of it all, or just try to catch the tared rag strips as I make them into balls.

My "helper"
My “helper”

Bagheera decided to come and lay down in my work, effectively making it impossible for me to do something other then cuddle her. And trust me, when she’s in that mood, she will lay there expecting me to scratch her belly, or just pet her, for an hour or two..