We went to Wickerwool at Cedar Farm to meet Heather and her Ashford Rigid Heddle loom. As complete novices we have absolutely no idea what it was all about - I imagine that will become clear from the rest of the post.
So firstly we took all the little bits n bobs out of the bag, which turned out to be 300 heddles. Heather showed us how to attach them to the frame (don't know if that has a name
So what we realise we need now is a warping frame. Man, are they pricey! So before we jump in and commit ourselves to the £100 layout, we may be searching for a way to do it ourselves - quite a statement considering, well, we don't really know what we're doing.
Just that little introduction has wetted our appetite for wanting to know more - we're so excited about using handspun yarn to create a scarf. You can follow Heather's blog of her spinning and weaving here at http://tinywoodlandfibres.blogspot.co.uk
So, if you've ever wanted to see what's involved with weaving, if you're inquisitive and want to have a mosey or it's something you've always wanted to do, come to Cedar Farm in Mawdesley every Tuesday and we'll be there with our looms, we really want to meet people in our local area who want to get together and weave, spin or knit. Please feel welcome to join us.
We finished the afternoon having a go on Heathers Schacht Loom, which was so sparkly and new, we were scared to touch it.