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« on: May 02, 2007 05:09:26 PM »

I bought this loom last week, and today, in a fit of determination, I carried it from my car, up the stairs and into my apartment. Now I just need to learn to use it!

It's an 8 harness Gilmore "Sample Loom" that used to belong to Mr Gilmore, himself. I should quit posting and go play with it!


I also bought all her accessories. I think I have enough to be weaving for awhile...


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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007 05:57:15 PM »

OooOoOoOooo  A new toy! Have loads of fun Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007 05:55:43 AM »

Great Scotts!!  What a wonderful loom!!!  I am green with envy thinking of all the wonderful things you are going to create with that stash!

Please take lots of pictures of your progress and share the experience as you learn.  I'm always looking for tips and ideas.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007 10:07:03 AM »

I am so jealous. Loom envy strikes. I haven't even looked at the loom sitting folded up in my living room since I got it...need to go look at that...
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007 12:40:57 PM »

I'll post pictures. I am working on warping it right now. I hope I am doing it right! I had to throw out a handfull or two of the warp that was already on the loom, and I'm doing it backward from what I learned on the net...I can't wait to use up her warping on practicing so I can start my own from scratch!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007 05:58:42 PM »

So, here is what I have woven so far. I would really like to know how to take this off the loom so I can make my own stuff...I can't find directions on the net. Help?



I have more pictures but photobucket has gone funky.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007 07:05:46 PM »

That's beautiful!!!   I've only ever used a lap loom that I made myself but this fascinates me!! 
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2007 08:05:23 PM »

I need a lot of practice...
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2007 03:20:18 AM »

I think you usually just roll it up on the .. thingy... so you won't have to re-tense the threads again, because it's hard to get them perfectly even. Just roll it up and roll up some of the thread too (warp thread..? can't remember the english name!) so you'll have enuogh distance to finish off both that and "your own" project.. Smiley
Then you just start weaving. Once you've weaved off all your warp(?) thread, with multiple projects, that's when you start removing it from the loom.

You can ofcourse do it earlier, but then every time you take it off, you'll need to re-tense the threads... which is a pain... never done it myself, but it's not an easy job according to everyone I know who've ever done it Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2007 09:23:52 AM »

That's the trouble, I want to change the warp and start an all new project. The warp is lovely, but it has a lot of noils, and I would like to try something a lot more even so that I can see how I am doing.

BUT since I don't know how to finish off the project that is on the loom, I'm stuck! I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to just stop weaving and cut it off...
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