Tina at the Tuesday Weavers blog was talking about her homemade temples today. That got me to thinking about some of the things I use to make weaving easier. I thought I would show you a couple.
I, too, have homemade temples but they are different from Tina's. I don't think I knew about the nice clips she found when I made these a few years ago. I found these clips and decided to give them a try. They have holes in the handles so I could attach the strings. At the time I couldn't decide what to use for weights. My husband came up with tuna fish cans! They still have the tuna inside! He put two cans in each sock and attached the string. Pretty silly, huh? Not too pretty but I do have to say they work well. I use a pair of antique lease sticks with them.
I used to have small baskets attached to each loom to hold shuttles and scissors. Now I use this small cart. I can move it from loom to loom and I don't have to use the baskets anymore. Instead of having multiples of what I need I can just scoot this around.
There is one more thing that I think would be very handy. It would be so nice if there were little warping fairies who would come at night and warp up empty looms!