I have been coveting the Schacht Cricket looms at my local yarn store for months now. So when they offered a coupon good for any one item, I took the plunge and bought my loom!
Happiness! Joy! Excitement! I took my loom home and immediately set it up. The instructions were clear and the pieces all fit together quite well with the exception of one hole that Schacht forgot to drill. Hubby fixed that with no questions asked.
I wanted to warp my loom and start weaving on the spot, but I was afraid I would completely mess it up, so I settled for reading the book I bought with it: Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom. Wow is this book comprehensive! If you have a small loom or if you are thinking about getting one, you need this book! It starts with the basics of weaving and gets progressively more complicated until you are weaving with 3 heddles that act like 4!
A few days after I got my loom I had a lesson on how to use it. We warped it using the direct peg method.
Then we threaded the heddles and adjusted the tension.
Finally I got to start weaving!
I wove and wove and wove some more.
And finally I had a finished scarf! Start to finish it only took me a day!
When I first took it off the loom my scarf was stiff and not at all drapey, but after a wash it softened right up. I am never knitting a scarf again.
Do you have a loom? What is your favourite thing to weave with it? Do you have any tips or tricks on how to weave better?