Looms changed a fair amount over the last year or so. The AVL PDL left, the Gilmore Gem II and the Murphy loom all found homes. One more loom will leave early this year (fingers crossed), and that is Nora, the 32" Macomber.
Fear not though, I am certainly NOT loom poor. Behold! The Wall of Schacht!
|Complete with covert undercover dog.....|
There is Fiona the Wolf Pup LT and Shrek the Baby Wolf 4 Now 4 Later, (the 4 later kit will be installed today), and the lovely Matchless spinning wheel.
The Glimakra band loom, which is quiet and easily moved around the house and likely outside come warmer weather.
Downstairs in the studio proper is 12 shaft Lout Spring, my late father's loom.
It has history, a lot of history. It's also a great loom. I'm lucky to have such a beautiful legacy to use, create and admire. He shares space with the 12 shaft 40" Macomber, dubbed " St. Nick", since his gotcha day was right at Christmas time two years ago.
Tucked into the guest/yoga room is also the Schacht Sidekick wheel.
I drag this little guy all over the house to use and parts elsewhere too! Did I mention I like Schacht products? ;-)
Now onto fabric handling and the stable of sewing machines, 1 Brother sewing/embroidery machine, 2 Brother sergers (D1034's), and 4 Pfaff's of varying ages.
|Look Cindie, floor before weekly vacuuming!|
I'm pretty darn happy with the loom assortment and I might wager that come 2018 the array will not have changed much. There might be some shake-ups in the sewing salon and much as I hate to say it, there are a couple of machines that are completely stored away and haven't been used in years. Might be time to move them along so they can be adopted and loved.
So, how did everyone else do with the fiber tools in 2016? Today seems like the perfect time to flash the beauties!
Happy New Year everyone, may 2017 be good to us all.
Parting shot: The butt warming zone.