Looms and Loons

Neophyte Loomsperson and Long-Time Loonie Looks at the World ... of Weaving, and Otherwise

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I haven't woven in a long time, but my artwork is progressing very well.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Piano Man?

My wife and I were sitting in the living room - she was knitting, and I was weaving.

"Would you ever want to learn to knit?" she asked.

"No, just weave," I answered.

"Well," she said, "you could learn both. One day, I'm going to learn to spin, and to dye yarn."

I replied, "Only the good dye yarn."

Monday, November 20, 2006

Welcome to Looms and Loons

I've been doing computer graphics for years, most recently building images from the pixel level up. I've been looking for a way to transfer these images to another medium, other than printing them on paper.

A couple of weeks ago, my wife, a talented knitter, bought me a small frame loom [aimed at young children] to introduce me to the amazing world of weaving - one of the fibre arts, along with knitting, crocheting, braiding, etc. - and now I'm hooked.

Her idea was to provide me with the means to produce hard copy - firm copy? -of my computer images. I'm finding it to be a wonderful way to express myself.

First, I have to learn to weave. My tabby is pretty good, and I'm currently trying twill. I'm having a problem with waisting, but I think that I just need more practice.

Wish me luck - wish me skill!