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Lufah
« on: June 17, 2008 10:29:36 AM »

So, through a discussion on Ravelry, and inspired by knitwit's awesome Tour de Fleece for spinning, theyarnyard and I have decided to start the O-Loom-Pics, where weavers can challenge themselves to weave during the summer Olympics.  There are no set rules or anything (mainly because we just thought of this a few hours ago and are all, 'Hey!  This sounds like fun!') - basically, it's a good time to set some weaving goals for yourself and be cheered on in a supportive environment.

Anyway, we've got a group set up on Ravelry here:  http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-o-loom-pic-weave-along

And a Flickr group here:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/oloompics/

I thought I would bring it up here, especially if people aren't on Ravelry or are planning on weaving with non-yarn materials.

Like I said, there aren't any rules - you can weave whatever you like, with whatever type of loom or materials.  The goal is to challenge yourself, and to explore weaving.  I'm planning on weaving with a bunch of handspun I'll (hopefully!) have spun up during the Tour de Fleece.  I'll post any further here news as soon as there's any to be had.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008 05:51:31 AM »

Thanks for the info!  I just posted there.  Great timing as I just finished some plain weave kitchen towels and my loom is naked. 
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Lufah
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008 01:34:31 PM »

Thanks for the info!  I just posted there.  Great timing as I just finished some plain weave kitchen towels and my loom is naked. 

Naughty loom!  Smiley  Mine is naked, too - I can't decide what I want to weave next!
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Skeffto
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008 01:27:01 PM »

This sounds like a great idea!

Do you think it would be ok for me to join in with my very basic looms (two of which are peg looms)?  I can still think of things I'd find challenging to do, even though its pretty simple equipment.  Maybe that says a lot for my weaving skillz at the moment...  Roll Eyes

Yay for lots of people weaving things at the same time!   Cheesy
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Lufah
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008 04:33:18 PM »

Yeah, I wouldn't get too excited about lots of people weaving at the same time, since this is pretty half-baked, but if we have a handful of people weaving at the same time, that would be cool.  Smiley  I think any type of weaving is acceptable.  I've got a 2" Weavette peg-loom thingy that my husband was probably going to take with him when he goes to work (he's gone for a few days at a time) so he could still say he wove something during those days.  Smiley
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Skeffto
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008 09:10:55 AM »

Sounds good to me, thanks!   Smiley

*scampers off to join Ravelry group*
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henofthewoods
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008 11:22:51 AM »

I just got a book about card weaving on a loom. I really want to try this.

I have to finish a scarf and get it off of the loom by the O-loom-pics. Maybe if I quit my job?
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008 12:52:10 PM »

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