Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Day in the Life of Looms 2015

Happy 2015. Let this be another colorful, luxurious, even-tensioned, clean-selvedged year to us all.
Rigid heddle, circa 1995; she had one outing for a bag fabric in 2004.
 Ex-Nelson Polytechnic Weaving School sample loom; she had the same warp since mid-2010 mainly because of bad access in the crowded stash room, but the warp and the structure, Summer and Winter, have been on my mind.
16-shaft Klik, circa 2000; she has a semi-permanent cotton sampling warp and 
has been a supportive collaborator when I've felt experimental.
Ex-Nelson Polytecnic Naggi four-shaft jack, named Jack, circa 1975; 
he's had plenty of workout in 2014.
Retrofit 16-shaft computer-controlled Thorp, a. k. a. Mac, age unknown but probably the 1990's; along with the car-stereo-turned-workshop-sound-system and Joe Cooker CD, my trusted colleague.

And here are more:
Dianne, Dianne's Loom Talk, New Zealand

Sampling, Sampling, Australia

Neki, A Movable Feast, Spain  

Helen, Portia's Cloth, Australia

Patricia, Facebook, UK

Margreet, Woodyarn, The Netherlands

Kerstin, Kerstin's Extra, Sweden

Maliz, Strick 17, Germany

Tien, Tien Chiu, USA

Cally, Cally Booker Hand Weaver, UK

Holly, Honeysuckle Loom, USA

Penny,, USA

Peg, Weaving a Gem of Life, USA

Dot, Dot's Fibre to Fabtic, UK

Laura, Weaving a Life a Day, Canada

Mette, Mette Frøkjær, Denmark

Sandra, Sandra's Loom Blog, USA

Valerie, Fiberewetopia, USA 

Terri, Weaving a Life, Canada 

Lynn, Facebook, Canada

Kaz, Curious Weaver, Australia

And Kathryn, Design Dye Beam Weave, UK

Thank you, participants and visitors alike, for a whopper of a Looomsday.
This initiative has now closed. Thanks again.


  1. LOL. I kept mumbling about my new camera not having a macro setting when that's the purpose of getting this baby; then Ben pointed silently to the side of the camera. OOOOOOOOOOH, so not the knob at the top!! I also noticed cords had fallen off the groove on the gear on two looms; Too lazy to reshoot. Now I tidy my stash room - what a glorious way to start the year.

  2. I've done a post here -

  3. hi Meg,
    here i am

  4. hi Meg
    here my posting

  5. And here is mine:

  6. Hi Meg, here's my post -

  7. A Happy New Year to all weavers!

  8. Hi Meg, here are mine - just realised I forgot one!

  9. What fun! Here is my contribution.

  10. I've got my post up: Now I'm going to go visit everyone else!

  11. Here's mine:

  12. Yesterday, Jan 1 here, I checked my emails every 15 min or so for about 8 hours. This morning I woke up and my inbox was overflowing. (Well, as overflowing as my inbox gets.) Thanks everyone, it's a great tour! (Still time left.)

  13. Still Jan. 1 here in Michigan. so my post is here:

  14. Happy New Year! Still New Year's here as well. My post is here -

  15. My post is on FB - Lynn Jones, Victoria B.C. Happy New Year!!!

  16. Wow, so many looms, so many weavers! Fantastic.

  17. Happy New Year~ Here is my recent blog post with what's on my loom… It's the 2nd post down...
    Can’t wait to see what everyone is up to…


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