Adam made me a new loom for my tablet weaving from plans I drew up. It’s not an unqualified success, the design needs tweaking and the execution is a little…unrefined, shall we say, but it’s a step up from a plank of wood with two bits of dowel stuck in that keep falling out!
The tensioning isn’t quite right and every time someone speaks to me I lose my place in the turning sequence, but nevertheless, slowly but surely, I’m managing to produce a Birka strapwork pattern. Emphasis on slowly.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned plank and dowel combo has a Greek key patterned piece on the go for when my brain goes on strike and I can’t count any more. I’m using my beautiful new timber tablets which I got in exchange for a couple of lengths of weaving when we were at Armidale over Easter. They’re very nice to use, must get some more of them – I only have 12.