...is proving to be great fun, and incredibly easy to use. Several years ago at a craft fair, I tried out a peg loom, but did nothing about it. Now, I am the proud possessor of one of these wee beauties, and I'm having great fun with it, as I expected. Just goes to show that procrastination gets in the way of fun, right?
Given that I'm a texture fiend, I love the textures this loom produces, and am already thinking about how to use it with all kinds of things.
Part of the reason I'm doing this now is that I want to use these at the Hub. For those of you who don't already know, I volunteer two mornings a week with adults with learning difficulties. It has been a real learning experience for me, both as a giver of workshops and as an artist. Some of the people in my group have issues with manual dexterity, so I'm always looking for things that would be easy for them to do. The premises we work from aren't the best decorated, so the plan is to make rugs using this loom to cover the worst bits of the carpets, and to cheer the place up a bit. If anyone locally (or not so locally) has any fabric scrap they would like to donate to a really good cause, this is your chance...please leave a message or email me for more information. We would all be really, really grateful.
And maybe now I'll get the other loom set up, the floor loom in the studio... procrastination is the thief of fun, right...?