Another post from Claire:
I’m supposed to be working but my mind is full of projects for the loom. Oh yes, I have The Loom, but it’s going to need a bit of restoration before I can use it. And I’m supposed to be working.
The first thing you do on a loom is put on the warp (the yarn that goes lengthways) which is called dressing the loom. So we need yarn. Well we’ve done that bit.
The skeins have to be unwound and measured out to the right length for the warps. In the old days you’d capture a child and make it sit with its arms out holding the skein so you could unwind it. Given the shortage of stray children round here I needed a skein unwinder, so I made one. It helps that I have power tools.