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Regina Delarm
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Details of Shaker Loom for Chair Seat Bands....
I would love to make one of these. All the old looms were made by individuals... some by craftspeople, woodworkers or maybe you could get your husband to make you one. These are photos the loom on exhibit in the Weaving House at The Shaker Museum in Pittsfi...

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Shaker Looms... A Visit to Hancock Shaker Village in May
Weaving House It was a cold day, but it wasn't raining,  so my family and I got to wander freely amongst the buildings and shops and had plenty of time to talk to the docents about their trades and pick their brains for historic knowledge. I was there for t...

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Old Swedish Pattern on Band Loom with 3 Pick-up Patterns
Original... Topside and Reverse I saw this pattern on line somewhere and I just had to make it.  I had to carve a wider band loom to work it because the whole pattern uses 92 Threads, 46 holes and 46 slots.  After I made my loom, I found I still made it too...

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Weaving My First Rug!....Big Barn Loom... Part IV
Isanti County Fair, Cambridge MN History is important. Working with your hands is important. Creating something of value is important. I have always loved history and seemed to have been destined to share historical trades with others. Old equipment was mad...

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Warping the Big Barn Loom... Part III
Davis Family with Peter Tumbledown This is a photo of a sheep named Peter Tumbledown in 1910 on my very lawn.  This is the Davis family, Reginald and Winthrop Davis were twins, with their mom on the left and friend on the right, their family rented my house...

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The Big Loom... Making String Heddles and Aprons.... Part II
The other day I finished making string heddles.  This is all new to me, so in my typical "let's just do it" frame of mind, I ignored on-line suggestions of using Texsolv cord and just used some heavy crochet cotton.  I am reading "Weaving Rag Rugs" by Tom K...

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The Big Barn Loom Moves In.
East Knoll, Torrington CT I live in an old house in New England. East Knoll was built on small knoll on the east side of the highway that runs from Torringford to Winsted, Connecticut. My grampa bought the house from the decendants of original family that b...

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Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival... and Mercer Museum's Connection.... and Pottery
Mercer Museum, Doylestown PA Mercer Museum is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  I used to demonstrate pottery at their Mother's Day festival.  Now that their festival has been sadly terminated, I still stop in every year to see their tool exhibit.  https://www....

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It's Spring... Let's Get Together and Play with Wool! Wool Festivals in New England!
Nice way to  get out and see fellow wool lovers clipping, spinning, knitting, crocheting and just feel the home grown wool.  See the critters that grow it, see the people that take care of the critters, watch people using the fibers of different critters.  ...

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Samplers to Work on... Put it in Writing.... Weftovers
I finally finished and framed some sampler ideas. I finished my Heart Sampler... One of my favorite Sayings... And some of my Weftovers... You can do this too!  Don't know how yet?  My book, Tape Loom Weaving... simplified...  is available on my web site an...
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