Ann Doherty has a copper pipe loom that had warp on it but no stand so she could sit it on a table and weave. She also has a pvc loom that she couldn't get comfortable weaving on. The other limitation was trying to make a stand without using a saw or other tool to cut the pvc pipe. Solution: The pvc pipe loom was disassembled. The tension on the copper pipe loom was loosened and the top of the loom removed after partially removing the warp from the top of the loom. The pvc pieces were mixed and matched until the pieces were arranged into a stand for the copper pipe loom. The top of the copper loom was replaced with the warp repositioned for weaving. Now the copper loom can be placed on the table for comfortable weaving. The stand could also be removed and made back into a pvc loom if needed. The other lesson learned is that the copper pipe loom can be compressed by removing the warp and rolling it up if need be for traveling or other purpose. The stand also has the approval of Ann's cat.
To all who've found this blog--Tapestry Share--I began it a few years ago as a private one among several of my students and me (Tommye Scanlin). I opened it for public viewing after about a year and invited a few other people to be authors along with me, folks who have been my students at some point or who also teach tapestry. Find out more about my work at my blog: http://tapestry13.blogspot.com
Pat Williams, good friend and exceptional tapestry weaver, joins me occasionally to make posts to this blog. Pat will contribute to the conversation with her expertise and her very special humor! Please visit Pat's website to see what I'm talking about.
Teaching and learning about tapestry are very important in my life and also for Pat. We have co-taught several workshops and will be doing more in the future, either at her studio or mine, or in other venues. She and I both appreciate the wonderful teachers we've had in the past and hope to be able to pass on some of the knowledge that's been so generously shared with us. We hope everyone who discovers Tapestry Share finds information to help them along their path of tapestry making.