When I went to Asheville, I was thrilled beyond reason to see Earth Guild's bricks and mortar shop right in front of me. I ordered from them a lot before eBay and before we got a yarn shop here in town. They have a special place in the biography of my stash.
Now, I have several small looms. Ahem, that is if several can mean a dozen... With the exception of my triangle looms and the squares that go with them, I rarely use them and often don't finish what I start on them.
But this loom just completely called to me, so I bought it.
And I'm so glad I answered its call.
I began working with it right away when I returned to my sister's house in Sylva. I got up early before anyone else and began to weave in her beautiful sunporch. In Asheville, I'd bought a cotton yarn for warp. I had packed little as far as fiber supplies, but I did bring a quart-sized Ziploc with a bunch of tiny leftovers, thinking I might make a few freeform scrumbles. Perfect for use with the Pocket Loom.
As I wove, I felt that I wanted to make this first weaving as an offering to the space, to mountains, to her land that was so peaceful and welcoming.
So this is going to hang like a prayer flag, in the memorial arbor she's creating. The twig came from Timberlake. Blessed be!
I immediately started a second weaving.
For the first one, I used one warp end per slot. For this second one, I wound the warp with two ends per slot.
I worked on this by Conley Creek at Timberlake Campground while talking with my brother. It's full of the spirit of that special place and the joy I had of being with family on the trip.
And now it hangs on my front door...
(Oh, and the loom is made by Good Wood Looms and you can find them here. They are beautifully made and a pleasure to work on. Even though it says the pages haven't been updated since 2007, they are still making and selling these looms and more. I wrote them to make sure.)