Friday, May 20, 2011

Glimarka Loom Up and Running

I recently purchased a 'new to me' Standard Glimarka loom. It arrive at the house in the midst of a flurry of activity. I have longingly looked at her for weeks, waiting for the chance to get her first warp going.

The time has arrived.

I picked an 8/2 cotton to use with the Interweave pattern "Keep it Simple" dishtowels. The pattern is in the e- book for 4 shaft projects.

I admit I took my time dressing the loom. I want to savor this learning experience. I knew I'd make plenty of mistakes. What's the point of weaving if I'm always in a rush?

I got it set up over a week's time. I messed up the shaft height a couple of times. JoAnn Hall's book, Tying Up the Countermarch Loom was a life saver.

Ain't she perdy?

Here's what the Keep it Simple Towels look like so far. Yep, I'm learning and there are mistakes. Most importantly, I'm having fun. Hopefully, I'll work out the kinks as I weave this pattern.


  1. I don't know much about weaving, but I know a lot about furniture, and that loom is "fine furniture": great wood with tight grain, post and beam construction, and interesting design.

    Yep, she is "perdy"!

  2. Good Grief Janie, It is huge. Looks as big as the quilt frame!!! Can't wait to see it!

  3. Congrats on your new loom! I have one just like it, and it's wonderful to weave with. Enjoy yourself!