I would say woot! woot!.........but I can't do half as good a job as Baby O can.
So here she is to say it.......
I did mention in the not too distant past that a loom would make me feel better.
Of course, I was joking.
Well, no matter, I told you these things just HAPPEN.
I found this loom on Craig's List.....it was just what I have been lusting for.......an 8 harness 48" Macomber.
Heart be still.
But usually they are pricey, and more than I want to spend, or too far away to get to them.
This one was far away, but the guy said he would DELIVER it, from Maine!!!
Get out. Seriously????
And the price was almost too good to be true.
I had him send me tons of pictures, since I figured there must be a catch. But the pictures all looked good, so I went for it.
He delivered it yesterday, and it came with a bunch of other good stuff.
For one, books!!
Three of them are books I already have, so I will be selling those.
Key to Weaving by Mary Black
The Shuttle Craft Book of American Hand Weaving by Mary Meigs Atwater
Handweavers Pattern Book by Marguerite Davison
It came with three warping boards, one of them is HUGE, that's the one to the far right.
It came with a great Schacht bench, that has storage bins on both ends.
It also came with a reed stand, to store all my reeds in.
It came with a 4 dent reed in the beater bar, and two extra reeds, an 18 and a 6.
It also came with several shuttles, rag shuttles, boat shuttles, ski shuttles, flat shuttles, a Toika temple,
two small reeds for some other loom, bobbins, threading hooks, and sley hooks.
The loom was dusty, but in great condition.
It also came with a Leclerc hand winder.
The harnesses were off the loom, but there were brand new heddles for all of them.
Thanks to L and DH who carried it in from the porch, due to my doctor's order not to lift more than 5 lbs.
We did find that the beater bar and the front beam were in the wrong places, but after a phone call to Sarah of
macomberloomsandme.blogspot.com/ for some advice, and she told me exactly what I needed to know.
L did all the hard work, so I didn't have to bend over, and have my head fall off.
Thanks, L, again.
Then I spent the morning cleaning it up, and putting heddles on all the harnesses.
Headache stayed a five, and let me work.
Ain't she pretty???
I know I said that I wasn't going to put another loom in the living room..............I did.........but what's a girl to do???
This may require moving some looms around, but I know one thing......this loom is NOT going upstairs. It is WAY too heavy.
So yes, looms are like drugs to me. And maybe they don't cure the headache, but they make me feel way good otherwise.
And isn't that what it's all about?