Monday, March 16, 2009
Fourty Years Ago Today......
Well not quite, but close. I started weaving when I was nineteen. If you are fussy about the math, well, let's just say it is pretty darn close to forty years ago that I began my love and fascination with the grid and patterns composed of threads.
About a month ago, I decided to create this blog about my connection with the loom of my choice, the Macomber Loom. This fine machine, made just around the corner from my house/studio, has been built by the same family since 1936. It dawned on me that Macomber Looms has no website itself. So I have taken up the task of creating this blog to tell stories about my connections to Macomber Looms and welcome others to contribute.
As a weaver who has used a Macomber Loom for 35 years and a sales rep for the looms, I am well acquainted with the loom's history and the possibilities that this equipment offers to weavers of all abilities.
This first posting is just to say "hello". I will be posting soon with photos of the Macomber shop, the loom builders and my current projects on my 56" Macomber.