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Loom Part 2 - I Come By It HonestlyAugust 11, 2009

or: Look What Dad Made Long Ago!


From my comments in the last post:

Yer Dad weighing in. Looks like a good loom to make basic weaves and not occupy the living room. Back in hippy days, you could buy such a basic loom kit for $35, so the price is right.

But you might find out if you want to weave for free, then move to that or a better loom. The Herron Laptop loom is now available...will send pics through e mail. It works, has a 19" rigid heddle (don't you remember me flattening brass rods and drilling them?), hardwood where needed but mostly stained pine, up and down shed, so two where the other says three, but they may count neutral as a shed. It doesn't sit on the table, you wedge a u-shape notch against the table edge, capture the other side with your tummy. Mine is 2 feet by 2 feet, if you want to play with it first.

Let me know if you want the Herron Laptop Loom.



How dang cute is that? He sent along a couple of photos, too. I'm going to have to give it a go at some point. Along with every other fiber-related art, I'll FIND the time somehow. 




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How lovely to have the loom your Dad made. I'm a sucker for that kind of thing though.

Brilliant. Very little arm-twisting and it's not like you have much of a choice in the matter.


Well, that's one of the coolest things ever. Yay Dad!

Your dad is adorable. As if you would say no to that loom. ;-)

It is so great that your dad reads and comments on your blog! And how can you pass up learning to weave on your mom's loom made by your dad? It's a family heirloom! Of course, you'll have to weave him something...


Are those the flattened brass rods your dad mentions in the second photo? Incredible!

I think it will be wonderful to use the loom your dad made. Did he use it?

Back my hippy days I made those looms too!

What I love most about this is the fact that he refers to himself as "Yer Dad," because it's something mine does fairly often.

Other than that, yay! Free loom! Made by dad!

Your father sounds like a doll. My dad signs his emails YELD - your ever-loving dad :) Of course, mine is YELD - your ever-loving daughter :D

How great is that??? I take it you didn't know/had forgotten that this loom existed?

Hello, Rachael!

How wonderful to receive your bday call earlier today! I'm online for the first time since July 9, so I've some blog catch-up to do, probably tomorrow morning, but must immediately let you know something I keep forgetting to tell you but that actually gave me goosebumps the first time I learned of your March 23 book release date--March 23 is the exact midpoint between my mother's March 19 and my father's March 27 birth dates...how cool is that?! And, here's a hinky-pinky for you:
What could you call a venerable wool-weaving machine?
Answer: "Heirloom hair-loom"!

Thanks again for remembering my special day...may your life be replete with special days!

Love, Gaynelle

That is the coolest thing, ever.

You've been tweeting about Harriet but haven't posted about her here. I hope your sweet dog is doing better.

That is fantastic. I wish I knew where the Inkle loom that my dad and I made. But I completely understand why you didn't buy the $80 loom... I've been avoiding looms because I don't have time for weaving along with everything else. Yeah. Right. So why did I buy a 4 shaft table loom on Friday? Yikes. Can't wait to see what you make on the Herron.

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