We hear it all the time: What looms should I buy? The answer depends on what you want to weave. Different looms do different things well. We have a guide to looms on our website that you will want to check out if you are contemplating a loom purchase.
If you are in the market for a loom with shafts—as opposed to an inkle, rigid heddle, or peg loom—check out Tom Knisley new DVD The Loom Owner’s Companion. It is an awesome guide to learning the differences between jack, countermarch, and counterbalance looms.
Voted Handwoven‘s Teacher of the Year, Tom will keep you entertained as he walks you through the various looms and their features.
Warping With Jane
Speaking of great teachers, Chris is just back from an awesome retreat on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia with Jane Stafford. Sponsored by Louet, Chris spent four days learning all the marvels of the Louet loom line. He and other dealers warped looms, swapped stories, and wallowed in the luxury of Jane’s impressive studio. (I bet you can guess why Louet’s table loom is named Jane!)
If you are looking for a good learning experience check out our upcoming classes. We have some great teachers, including felter Leslie Samson and weaver Joanne Hall, lined up in the spring and fall, and of course our marvelous staff is always cooking up something interesting for you to learn.
Chris, Nancy, and the entire Woolery Team