New Toy

For the longest time I have been fascinated by weaving. I did a little bit at art school many years ago and I think for many years harbored some sort of crazy desire to go to a community in somewhere  in South America to learn from the experts.  On the weekend at the 50’s fair at Rose Seidler House I managed to pick up a Spears Weaving Loom, Size 3,  manufactured on the early ’50s – with all pieces accounted for, including pattern booklet and uncut pattern pieces sheets. Instructions in English and French.  The patterns show you how to make a tea cozy, knitting bag, needlework bag, tobacco pouch, baby coat & bonnet, shoulder bag, belt, pixie hood, scarf, cushion cover, table mats, dressing table set, egg cozies, serviette rings, sandal-slippers, and bedroom slippers.  None of these things I am likely to make but you know never say never I suppose. You can make anything up to 8 feet long. The best thing about all of this was I got it for $15 AUS and have found the same one on other sites for 30 Pounds. Expect  more weaving updates to come



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About madebyfate

I like to draw, paint, embroider sew by hand, dawdle, generally I like to make things. I also like to read about other people making things. Made by Fate features projects I am working on and hopefully some inspiration for people who like to create things or maybe just people who like creative things. Thank you for stopping by my blog Please don't hesitate to leave comments
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