i learned to weave in college. from the first time i sat at a loom, i knew i had found a true love.
[[tapestry projects from college]]
there is something so meditative about the entire process of weaving. choosing the yarn combination, the pattern, preparing the warp, setting up the loom. color and weave, and tapestry are my favorite methods.
[[my first tapestry sample decorating our "hallway" on the left. i found that embroidered piece on the right in a thrift store. it almost looks Indian in origin]]
when i graduated almost 5 years ago, i left weaving behind. looms can be a bit expensive and quite large, not very practical for a small NYC apartment.
[[a weaving and dying project, using a shibori technique. aka resist dying.]]
my brother wears a scarf that i wove in college.
a few weeks ago, i found out that one of my favorite online stores for yarn, KnitPicks, is now selling rigid heddle looms. i bought one immediately! the great thing about this type of loom is that it is compact and can fold up for easy storage and travel, even in the middle of a project. weaving can be done on a table top, or a stand.
putting it together today.
the finished product!
i can't wait to start a project, what will i make first?