babe-tapestry-loom

Just last night I received my Babe Tapestry Loom (they call it the Garden Gate Loom).  This loom could not have been easier to put together, the instructions were very clear and easy to follow.  I love that I will be able to create a tapestry that is quite long once I have finished my sampler piece that I am using as a starter piece.  The inch marks are my own addition but the holes going up the sides came with the loom and allow me to adjust the device to any size I wish.  There are metal pins that allow me to keep the loom at whatever height I wish and create adjustments in warp tension, I imagine.

As you can tell I have started weaving my sampler piece, planning to see how shades of blue interact with the white warp as well as sampling different weights of yarn for stability and appearance.

tapestry-work-in-progress

As you can see I have a bit of a wobble on the very edge of the piece, but a little hemstitching and some careful weaving created the first inch of my piece.  I love the 2 lease sticks and shuttle that came with my loom, they work great.  It did take me a bit to figure out the best method for me, after trying that paperclip heddle bar thing, I decided that picking up the back warps every other shed isn’t really that big of a deal, lol.  It looks like I will be weaving plain white for another inch or so then starting on the trains.  It will be very interesting to see how this turns out, wish me luck!

Happy Crafting!

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