I've been weaving, off and on, since about the age of 10. Even as a child I was nearsighted, and I got into the habit of taking my glasses off to see better up close. When I learned to sew in my 4-H Club, and having taken my glasses off to see the detail, I noticed the threads in the fabric. Wondering how fabric was made was what started my interest in weaving. My first loom was a small pot holder loom that cost $5 and which I bought from a magazine advertisement after saving up my allowance. At the time, my allowance was 50 cents a week, which will give you an idea of my age!
I now own many looms: a 12 shaft Macomber jack loom, a Louet 24 shaft magic dobby, a 32 shaft countermarch dobby that I built from an 8 shaft Walter Arm countermarch, a small tapestry loom that I built from scratch, 2 Leclerc Dorothy table looms totaling 12 shafts between them, and finally, a Varpapuu countermarch that I made into a draw loom with 50 pattern shafts and a shaft draw, a single unit draw, and a saved lashes mechanism. Whew! I now try to modify looms less and weaver more. . . . .
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