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July 9, 2018

decision made – today I signed up for the online tapestry course “Fringeless”

with Rebecca Mezoff and Sarah Swett

http://www.rebeccamezoff.com

http://www.afieldguidetoneedlework.com

take a look –  both their blogs are beautiful, creative and fun

and you can still get in on an introductory price

so-o my little loom isn’t up to the challenge

and it has my unfinished tapestry for July slowly sailing alongthe course comes with instructions on how to build a pipe loom

a trip to the hardware store with my shopping list resulted in total confusion

they were busy and although I offered to come back tomorrow

they insisted in helping me and three others at the same time

this is it so far

I came home without 6 x 12″ threaded pipes which are the main parts

 I can’t remember if they didn’t have them and they are on order or they were overlooked

back tomorrow

 they couldn’t supply 2 x 24″ pipe which I need to get at the plumbing supply store

why didn’t I go there first? – more expensive

I started off really excited – still am about the class

but totally frustrated – picture of finished loom in next installment (maybe)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Louisa permalink
    July 10, 2018 8:33 am

    At least your new loom will last forever once it’s done! I admire those 4-selvedge tapestries. They’re like magic!

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  2. July 10, 2018 4:02 am

    I long for the “olden days” when a trip to a hardware store meant lots of help from people who knew their trades! Now the hardware store is just another big box store, it seems. But you’ll persevere!

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    • July 10, 2018 6:55 am

      Kerry – I used to love hardware stores and all the “stuff”. This is a relatively small store and I’ve shopped there for years but it definitely wasn’t a positive experience. But … going back today and then across town to get what they didn’t have. Sigh!

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  3. July 9, 2018 5:44 pm

    I’ve read about that class and it sounds really interesting. Good luck with building your loom!

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