Loom and studio

Late last year I took the decision to relocate my loom back into the house, I was worried as winter approached what effect the extended cold months and damp environment would have on the computerised mechanism of the loom. As a result my garden studio is looking a little empty now.

On the plus side this has freed up considerable space and has allowed me the opportunity to re-organise my yarns and ever expanding book and magazine collection, which now fills the remainder of the wall space.

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(Can you spot Dot the Chicken in the photo)

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My loom (a 24 shaft AVL studio dobby loom) is now safely stored in the spare room come 2nd studio away from the effects of any inclement weather.  The loom itself I bought second hand a couple of  years ago and since then have added a 2nd beam and hundreds of additional heddles, which has allowed more scope in my design work in particular work with double cloth. I use the WeaveMaker software for the majority of my design work and this runs in conjunction with my loom.

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Looking to the future I am keen to buy a 2nd loom one which has a greater weaving width as I am restricted at present to only 20  inches.