A Quiet, Fall Day

As you can see by the photo we had the house open today, enjoying a gorgeous day, partly cloudy, breeze blowing, 66° a little after 8 am and 83° at 6 pm. It’s just after 7 pm now and the breeze has disappeared and it’s up to 79° in the house so we shut the windows and doors and turned the A/C back on for the night. It should be below 60° in the morning but will begin warming up again on Tuesday. That’s OK! We’ll take whatever we can get in the way of a respite from the summer heat, even if it is only ‘False Fall’ for the time being.

I spent part of the afternoon in my studio puttering around with my floor inkle loom. I wove about six inches on the band that’s been on the loom longer than I care to remember. I didn’t want to overdo it and end up with another headache so I quit after half an hour.

I have approximately 5.5 yards left to weave on this nearly 16 yard warp. It was originally intended to be lanyards but I’m not sure what I’ll do with it now. I may enlist the help of my grand-children to get creative in what to do with over 15 yds of inkle band.

This loom was built by Jared at Wiener Dog Ranch. I discovered him several years ago on Etsy and purchased a 30″ table top inkle loom from him. I asked if he had ever thought about a floor model and he said that as a matter of fact he was tinkering around with the idea and said he’d let me know when he had one for sale. I bought the first one he ever made. They are up to $500 apiece now. As I recall…I paid around $300 for this one probably ten years ago. I also have two other table top looms, a 20″ and a 15″ mini loom, as well as quite a few of his wooden cards for card weaving.

This was the first batch of wooden cards I ordered from him.

This is the 30″ version…

This is the 20″ version…

And this is the 15″ version.

I store the three smaller looms in pillow cases on top of a wire shelf in my studio. One of my future projects will be dust covers for both of the floor looms and one for my Kromski spinning wheel.

This is one of my tablet woven bands.

Brad is through with his shower and I can hardly wait for my turn under some hot running water. It’s been a wonderful day, a quiet day, and a day to remember the attacks on our country 21 years ago today. Have a blessed Sunday evening, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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