Looms are amazing, aren’t they? In honor of these strong, […]
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Looms are amazing, aren’t they? In honor of these strong, beautiful pieces, here is my “Love Letter to a Loom”!
Looms have survived thousands of years of history and influenced us in a multitude of ways. And yet, there are SO many different wonderful types of choose from!
So, now is the time to show your loom some love and appreciate just how awesome it is! Let me know about your loom(s) and how you adore them. And if you are considering getting a loom, trust me when I say that you will absolutely love it!
Show Notes –
Make your own backstrap loom – While I’ve attempted backstrap weaving (back in the day when my extremely heavy tv held down the opposite end!), I found a fascinating blog about not just making your own loom, but carving the pieces and foraging for things! Yep, it is very creative and hunt-and-gather-ish! I will never be the person who finds the tree limb and whittles it down the correct size and shape, but I really admire those who do! Without further adieu, here is Kimberly Hamill’s blog post on making your own backstrap loom.
Parts of a Loom Guide – If you are a shiny new weaver with a brand new loom, I have a FREEBIE ready for you! It’s the Parts of a Loom guide! In it, you’ll find not only a diagram of a 4-shaft floom loom, but also a short helpful description of each part and its importance. It’s the perfect cheat sheet to keep nearby as you learn to weave! Click here to grab your copy today!
Acton Creative Insiders –
Do you love all things Acton Creative? Want event more? I have just the thing! I’ve partnered with Patreon to bring you the Acton Creative Insiders! This monthly membership includes personal insights, weaving tips/tricks, and small group chats every single month! All we’re missing is you! This link will take you right to the AC Insiders page where you can see more details and register today! I can’t wait to have you as part of the team!
Weekly Weaving Newsletter
The absolutely best thing you can do to help with your weaving journey is to sign up for the Weekly Weaving Newsletter! This online Wednesday publication will keep you posted on that week’s FREE weaving educational content, plus I always toss in a story from me! It’s equal parts education and entertainment, all wrapped up in a short, few-minute read!