The Gift!

My Rigid Heddle Loom... Finishing the loom

For my anniversary gift, Nil went online and bought me this lovely LOVELY 40 cm Rigid Heddle Loom. When I first mentioned that I wanted to pick up weaving because it looked interesting and I could do something with it, he quietly said that he wouldn’t mind getting a loom for me. So when he asked me to place the order for him (because he’s a blur sotong when it comes to knitting/spinning/weaving) on Monday, I didn’t believe it.

Today, while waiting for the coffee mix to cool, I went to get the mail and there was the postman standing in front of the boxes looking for my name. When he saw me opening the box, he went “AHHHHH, c’est pour vous!” and there and then, he gave me the parcel. I left it unopened while I worked on the tiramisu but after that I couldn’t resist.

It felt like Christmas all over again! The loom comes unassembled and with a 7.5 dpi reed, two shuttles, threading hooks, a warping peg and warping instructions…but I totally did not expect the magazines from Ashford. Yes, they sent a copy of The Wheel but they aren’t new issues – 2004 and 2005 but really who cares? There was even a note in the packaging letting me know who put together package! Excellent stuff really…

I was still finding it hard to believe – I have a loom! – while I was busy varnishing the wooden bits. The finishing process reminded me a little about school but back then, I never appreciated how finished and unfinished wood looked. I’ll have to wait at least a week before I can put this together (because of the varnish) but it won’t stop me from gushing non-stop over it!


On the side, can they stop giving me diet pills like Leptovox to write about???

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  1. Oooh, congratulations! I have an Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom and I absolutely love it. My husband got it for me for Christmas, and now he weaves on it too! Which reminds me, I need to get the loom warped… Anyway, enjoy, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I can’t wait to see what you make on it!

  2. Jacki: No probs! I just got it warped yesterday night and have started weaving up a simple scarf…even put up pics and details on the blog! XD Am thinking of getting a 10 dpi reed though coz the one I have now is a little on the big side for fingering & laceweight yarn! 😛

  3. petrina: Thanks, dear! How’s everything going for the new place? Speaking of which, I ought to remember to send out those PIF (Pay It Forward) stuff soon! XD

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