It’s Off the Loom!

Yellow sewing thread warp detail (click to enlarge)

My sewing thread piece is off the loom and ready for action. Here is a detail. There are so many ways to manipulate the piece that I’m letting it marinate awhile (if you know what I mean).  The hand is very nice and there is a lot of transparent area–all this pleases me. Stay tuned.

2 thoughts on “It’s Off the Loom!”

  1. Peggy, I love your work, especially the more transparent pieces with silk threads. I am a Fibers student at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA and was wondering if you have any advice for a poor student as far as what sort of beginner’s loom or handmade loom to use?

    Also wondering, what is your inspiration for your pieces? I searched around on your blog and found beautiful work but couldn’t find how you had decided to use certain colors or what motivated you to do certain pieces.

    Thanks so much. Katie

    • Dear Katie,
      I’ll ponder your question about my inspiration and get back soon. Remind me if I get side tracked. About a beginner’s loom–anything very cheap is a good start. Then it’s easy to pass on when you know better what you really want. I used to tell my students a good price was $100–but that’s not enough these days–say $200-$300 is what you might have to pay. Check out eBay. So my advice is not to spend a lot of money at first–there are lots and lots of used looms around that people are eager to find good homes for.


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