In another life I must have been a man, because I hate to stop and ask for directions... (I'm never lost, I always know where I am... in my car!) and I insist on trying to figure things out for myself before I turn to instructions. So, the other day, when I put our new loom together, I decided to dig right in. Sure, next week there will be a stack of weaving books on my nightstand, but for right now, I just want to touch and feel and experiment. Later, I'll learn technique and truly appreciate the advice of experienced weavers. But right now... it's all about sensations.
We bought a simple table top loom... very suitable for children. I can't use any technical terms yet, because I don't know them, but suffice to say, Michelle and I successfully strung the loom (see what I mean... I have no idea of what the correct terminology is) and set to weaving. I am sure we are doing many things wrong... like, do you start the weaving right at the bottom, or do you leave space? And what is the best way to...Read more