I am “forwarding” the following email to the group. I hope someone will be able to help Denise warp her loom for the first time.
subject: exactly how far over my head?
Hi! I just purchased a wood-framed Structo Artcraft loom on eBay– perhaps a model 600? Not exactly sure, yet. And it IS eBay, so of course the loom may arrive as a pile of sticks and twisted metal, to which I will say, “well the photo looked good.”
I find good instructions for warping, online, and the Structo manual. But I’m wondering if you might know someone I could who could help me warp the loom for the first time. It’s a gift for my 13-year-old daughter, whose birthday is on Christmas, and she’s been asking for one of these since weaving on one at the NH Sheep and Wool festival, both in 2009 and in 2010. I’m feeling a little like “oh my gosh, what have I done” on one hand, but on the other hand, I’ve been fascinated with simple heddle looms for a few years.
I don’t want to take a course at this time, so I’m looking for private instruction. Do you know anyone who might help me, for a reasonable price?
Denise Frame Harlan