Saturday, June 23, 2012
Can one ever have too many looms?-
Here is my afternoon project...putting together a four harness Fireside upright tapestry loom. I am sure it will be easier than it was taking it apart! It moved from a third story studio in Venice to my studio yesterday. To get it down three flights in Venice plus through our very thin front door required almost complete dis-assembly. It's not often one of these looms goes on the market.... and well let's be honest...can one ever have too many looms? Plus it came with the coolest bench - no assembly required!
Evening Update: just had a glass of wine. Loom is together in about a sixth of the time it took to take apart...well as together as it will be for now...all I need is three strong macho men to upright this upright tapestry loom. Once upright, it should fit nicely into the corner and rest while I order new rigging and freshen up the wood and clean the steel. Sounds like cleaning a boat... I hope what they say about boats is not the same about this loom...meaning the happiest day in a boat owner's life is the day he buys the boat and the day he sells it...