Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Surprise!

Years ago, I had a vintage pin loom. I had fun learning how to use it and then experimenting until it broke. One or two of the pins came off and there was no way to get them back on securely enough to use the loom properly. So that was that. Through the years I'd sometimes think about the loom and wish I still had it. A few weeks ago, this came up in conversation because Bill read a blog post about someone using hers.

This morning I'd just sat down with my porridge when the postman knocked on the door. Bill jumped up and went downstairs. When he came back, he was carrying a box. He'd gotten me a pin loom! Not only that, he bought a handmade one from a small business. They make the looms and sell them through a few different small fibre art businesses. He got this loom from one of them I love it that he supported a maker and two small businesses.
It's 4 inches square. They have other sizes, but this is the size I would have picked for myself, so I'm thrilled about that, too. It came with instructions for warping and basic weaving, a scarf pattern, and a weaving needle.

I will have so much fun playing with this and trying various ideas, which started bouncing around in my mind as soon as I saw it. I don't know what I will try first, but probably something with a smooth, untextured yarn so I can easily see what I am doing. This will be perfect for scraps. I can't wait to get started. But first, laundry. I'll be good and get my chores done before I play!

This is such a happy surprise. What a great gift from a great guy--not that I'm biased or anything  😁

4 comments:

Vicki said...

That was so thoughtful of him! I'm sure you are just as good to him too though. I tried my hand at a pin loom before and enjoyed it. I made a few pot holders. I hope you share a photo of what you make!

Brenda said...

Love this. Sweet husband. Everytime I try to comment on my Ipad or my phone, I am sent to Google to register-let's try this on my laptop. Love your hobbies.

Lowcarb team member said...

This is lovely, so thoughtful of Bill.
I would agree with you! "What a great gift from a great guy"

Wishing you a happy weekend

All the best Jan

JFM/Jan said...

You have a wonderful hubby to be so thoughtful.
Please share with us what you make.