Finally. The Reed Ideal is together, and the warp is on.
Ain't she pretty???
She's almost purring.
No, not you, Miss Puss.
And if Sydney catches you in her box, you're in trouble.
I wanted to weave a couple of rugs on this loom........but that didn't happen today.
I did manage to weave a little.
I love them.
We found that the treadles had some problems.......we need to take them off, flip the piece of wood they are attached to, and re-attach them with some new hinges.
So we're almost there. Total cost $375 with all the improvements. Not bad, not bad at all. Especially since this loom will be a workhorse.
Meanwhile, L took these off the loom.
These colors rock.
Stacks of these are on our list of things to do.
And even though my cats are immune to all the threads that make up their world, we found out from the first Ideal, that the expanse of warp on the back makes a GREAT scratching pad.......so, as a deterrent.......a little blue denim.
Tomorrow.......a day off.