For the last month or so, I have been building and weaving up a storm.
I am part of a project in Edmonton, Alberta, called, Green Windows City, that has partnered 13 artists with small shops in the arts district.
The artists are creating installations built from upcycled or recycled stuff, and are creating magic!
Today is installation day, so I will take photos after I complete my installation and post them.
One of the really fun things that I have done is to design and build a tapestry loom (although it can be used for other things than tapestry) and stand from trash.
I built the loom from a picture frame and the stand for the loom using heavy cardboard tubes thrown away by the fabric store, an old broomstick and a few nuts and bolts.
It has ingenious ways of tensioning the warp strands, and opening the sheds for ease of weaving.
All it all, it is a wonderfully functional loom and stand that is almost no cost.
To my delight, I have found it to be a loom that I love and will be using for years.
I liked it so much that I have built a second one to be weaving on while this one is busy being in the installation.
I made a video showing how to make the loom and stand, and how to warp it (including the warping device that I messed up on and then replaced LOL)
Here’s the video- it’s a cheap and cheerful way of creating a really great little tapestry loom.
I love it, and hope you will, too!