I love weaving. I guess I always have. When I was in fifth grade my teacher, I think, taught the class how to make a small cardboard weaving loom. I think we made potholders.
It’s something that we’ve always remembered, liked, and wanted to do again. Unfortunately I haven’t. There have been a few times that I’ve actually come close.
Some of The Littles in our multiple system have reminded me periodically and their interest is so sweet and earnest. It makes me want to do it for them. I came really close in the last two years, but then didn’t. It was so disappointing.
Life got in the way and I’ve had to deal with my gall bladder illness and removal and long recovery and then the chaos in the apartment building that started all around me about eighteen months ago as well.
I saw a loom kit for sale a few months ago. It had a small wooden loom and supplies for a couple of small wall hangings. The loom is probably about eight inches by eight inches so it is slightly bigger than what I once worked with, and hopefully sturdy enough for us to learn on.
I liked it, but it stayed in the store. It was priced $25, probably the right price for those types of things, a craft kit, as they tend to be priced higher than my financial reach. But I tend to watch out for those types of things to go on sale, cause a lot of other people don’t buy them either. So I saw it priced 50% off recently and took it home.
One really nice thing was that inside the box is a code for a free craft online class. I looked and saw that they really didn’t offer a lot of craft classes, so the one on how to use the loom is sort of the one that I would do. As well they don’t have a good explanation with good photos of how to set up the loom for weaving a wall hanging, it’s tiny and the photos are bad and the writing is not explanatory. If figuring it out myself or the video don’t work well enough, there is a beginner book on weaving with small looms for kids at the library that I’ll use to figure it out.
Now just to find the energy and the time. I’m looking forward to it.