WeekendMiniaturist Posted May 21, 2014 Share Posted May 21, 2014 Our local Museum of Art is offering a beginners weaving class over a portion of summer in the evenings, and I'm planning to sign up; thought some instruction would save me a lot of time of trying to figure it out with a book, and more importantly I want to support the local art opportunities in our community. I need some guidance on loom options for miniature textiles... I watched a huge floor, you- need- your- own -room, size loom sell for a very small amount of money at a local auction, but I had no idea how to reassemble it or how to use it... and had no idea if I did, or if I didn't, need this loom. It was probably the size of a dining room table when assembled, and I couldn't imagine loading it with silk sewing thread or how many hundreds of spools of silk thread that I would need to load the loom, so thought I could let that one go without remorse. I think I remember Bonnie Backe had her loom at the Teaneck show in 2012, but I didn't take any photos or take any notes. I'm sure I was still in fabric heaven, having shopped the garment district in NYC for most of the day, so clearly I was not focused on the future opportunity at hand. I would never guessed that we would have weaving classes offered locally, or I would have been taking notes! Do you have any books or current DVDs that you can recommend to a beginner? Is there a specific kind of loom that you would recommend and what are the limitations of brands and kinds of looms available today? Are there specific methods in the life size world of weaving textiles that are especially effective in weaving in miniature that I should pay attention to in my real life class? Thanks for your help! Tamra/Indiana Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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