I (hopefully) put my loom together.
There were lots of pieces.
800 of these things call heddles.
Then I attached all the tie-ups.
There are 90.
They will be used to coordinate which shafts are raised and lowered when I step on the treadles.
(Don't I just sound like I know what I am talking about?)
(Really, I don't even have half a clue.)
Even though I've had my hands on all the parts, I still feel that we need more time together before I name it.
By the time I was done tying up the apron bars, dealing with the heddles and crawling on the floor looping those tie-ups through all those holes, my back ached, my shoulders were stiff and I was covered in dewy layer of perspiration. In my ignorance, I am choosing to believe that I won't have to do this again and that everything else involved in weaving will be easier. And not so sweaty.
I have classes the first week in July, so soon* (!?) I'll have something on the loom to share.
*I will not be defining 'soon'.
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