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Weaving Wishlist || Roving Textiles Large Loom

Roving Textiles Large Loom | The Weaving LoomHi friends! Today I’m sharing with you the large loom by Roving Textiles. For those of you looking to upgrade to a large and in-charge loom, Michelle of Roving Textiles just started selling a loom that is 30 inches by 30 inches! That is over 2 feet square!! How crazy awesome is that? I do not yet have the guts to tackle such a large weave, haha.  But if you’re like me, you could always warp just a part of this loom and work on smaller weaves until you get your courage up.  Or dare I even suggest, you can create a rad diptych. What is a diptych, some of you might be thinking. Well as far as weaving goes, it’s when you create two woven pieces that relate to each other. They can be exact mirror images of each other or a cohesive design that runs across the two pieces. You could also make a triptych, which is a cohesive design across three panels.

Here are a few links to examples of diptychs and triptychs:

  • @mandismoothhill on Instagram has beautiful examples, diptych 1 and diptych 2
  • @janelle_pietrzak on Instagram (the artist behind All Roads and one of the reasons I got into weaving) has these amazing examples, diptych and triptych

See how each weave could stand alone, but together they create a cohesive wall hanging.  I simply love it, and this large loom would be perfect for making them. You would just warp the whole loom up and then weave both halves at once!

The great thing about this Roving Textiles loom is that it comes with arms, so that it can stand upright on a table or on your floor, which is an amazing back saving feature.  You especially would have to bend a lot making something so large if your loom were on the floor, so these arms are a backsaver.  It also has screws that will keep it tight in the corners, which is a feature I really love. These looms are handcrafted by Michelle’s dad, and they are simply beautiful!

Roving Textiles Large Loom | The Weaving LoomMichelle also has some smaller handmade lap looms, beautiful weaves, and other fiber creations she has made for sale at her Roving Textiles shop, so check it out!  And for those of you who might like to follow along with Michelle’s day-to-day creations you can find her here on Instagram.

I would love to hear, what is your biggest loom size? Are you braver then me and ready to try a large loom? Do you love the look of a diptych as much as I do? Maybe I will get a larger loom, so I can make a diptych (yikes!)

You can view other items that are on my wishlist here:

 

Happy Weaving!

Kate

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda
    October 27, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Ohh that loom looks wonderful!

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 28, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      I know! are you also intimidated by a large loom? I’m just curious if I’m the only one who is, haha.

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