Darn It! (Again) or, The Tiniest Loom

Look what I got in the mail the other day!

If you’ve not seen anything quite like it before, it is a “SpeedWeve” type darning loom. With this little guy, you can weave a patch in place right over a hole or a tear in fabric.

So yesterday I dove in gave it a try. Here is the basic procedure:

Find yourself a hole of suitable size
Center the hole on the wooden disc and secure with rubber band
Attach the loom to the disc using second rubber band
Run the warp threads , anchoring them in the fabric beneath the hole and looping them through hooks above
Laying in the weft, tacking each row to the fabric beneath at the edges. Note that the hooks create a shed in the warp when they are flipped from side to side using the little tabs above
Weft all filled in!
wider view of my work site, with helpers Gus and Yellow Chig
panning to the right, Boo Kitten enjoying a hoophouse nap 🙂
Loom removed
top loops stitched down
view from the back
ends tucked in

And there you go! How cool is that?

Love this tiny loom. Such a clever design 🙂

Oh- and since it’s Easter, I thought I’d share some beautiful (naturally) colored eggs

I especially love the rosy brown of the eggs the new little Amberlink girls are laying. So pretty. Happy Spring everyone! 🙂

7 Comments

  1. Donna

    That little loom is so cute!!! And it looked like a very peaceful time for all while weaving. Love the natural colored eggs, of course. Happy Easter!

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    • denisemor

      thanks Donna- what i wasn’t able to get a photo of was Gus and Boo wanting to be in my lap while I was using the little loom! that wasn’t quite as peaceful, but thankfully everyone settled down after a bit- 🙂 Happy Easter to you too!

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