Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Necessity is the mother of invention!

With one craft show behind me I need to concentrate on the next one in the fall. Now I am in production mode. Yesterday I warped the Lervad loom for with a scarf warp. One problem I have had since the first time I warped this loom was where to put the raddle. Because of the curving lines of the loom there is no good place to set it. I have three raddles but none of them will sit on the beater bar. I walked around the studio looking for some inspiration. Then I saw it! A walker! It worked just fine.

In this picture you can see the curving lines of the loom. I like to put the raddle in front of the loom but there just isn't a good spot for one.

It may be hard to see but the raddle is between the loom and the walker. It was easy to tie the raddle to the walker because of a horizontal bar to rest the raddle one. When the warp was in place I took the wooden top piece of the beater bar and placed it on top of the raddle to keep the warp from lifting out. This set up worked very well. I was undecided as to what to do with the walker now that I don't need it any more. Guess I will keep it handy for the next warp.

Until next time,


  1. Aren't you the smart one!!! I guess you'd better keep that walker handy.....weaving tools are all around us!!!

  2. LouAnn,
    I had been wanting to store the walker out of sight. It was next to the wheel chair. Both are a reminder of where I was six months ago. I am glad I am okay now.