Tools of Choice

Just in case you were wondering, these are some of the tools I use to create my projects. This is a work in progress, so while the page is a little sparse now I will be adding more to it as time goes on. Thank you for your patience!

Sewing Machine: The Thelma to my Louise! My Pfaff InStyle has been hiccuping lately, so she's going into the repair shop next payday. Hopefully it will just be a quick checkup, as I have lots of plans for her this summer!
The Easy Threader - because drawstrings just don't have to be that much of a pain in the tuchus. I have a little metal one that's somewhat similar, but this big thing continues to be my go-to tool.

LACIS Weaving Cards: I've only just started tablet weaving, but I like the sturdiness of these cards (similar to playing cards) and how neatly they're labeled.

Rigid Heddle Segments: The perfect fit for my box loom! My favorite is the small 12-dent piece, as it lends itself well to how tightly I like to weave.
My loom: A rigid heddle box loom that I purchased at the 2014 "Runs with Scissors, Plays with Fire" event in the Shire of the Shadowlands in Ansteorra. I don't think the merchant has a website, but here's a link to her Facebook page.

One suggestion though: if you do ask her to make you a loom, ask for hardwood cogs. Mine were made of the same material as the rest of the loom, and they keep chipping... I've even had to hammer the nail back in a couple times. Despite that, I still love it. I mean, what loom has a sliding storage box on the bottom? It's brilliant!

While my wonderful little loom is slightly more of a modern homage than a perfectly period replica, it fits in comfortably with these examples from the mid 1400s to the early 16th century.

For more information on them, or other looms shown in period illustrations, tapestries, and paintings, you can visit this rather awesome collection of links at Larsdatter.

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