A little frothy tasty treat, and so serene, this little Nantucket Looms weaving video popped up when I searched youtube for ‘ weaving on a flying shuttle floor loom ‘. Not that I’m going shopping for a floor loom anytime soon, but while I knit I find so very much pleasure and inspiration in watching short films about mills and weaving in general. The relationship between the fiber and the wood, loom creaking, swishing, clacking, sighing, wheezing into action. Any form of it, industrial or indigenous, slick linen or fuzzy mohair, I could watch for hours and forever the yards of warp inch forward, shifting on the heddles and the weft unwinding in the flying shuttles, interlocking in finality, growing and then winding up again, as purposeful useful thing… it just tickles a spot for me. I’m a dream weaver for sure.
You know Karin, I was watching that and thought YOU would want to see it, so I posted it ! 🙂 xx
You gorgeous girl. I adore mohair. I am swaddled in it in my convalescence. A local woman breeds Angora goats near and I have a kilo of silky locks!
It is the most poetic and balletic of yarns to me.
Absolutely scrumptious. Thank you!
I just knew this would tickle that spot for you too! xx