I have loved weaving on my big triangle loom. I think the total count is something over 30 shawls that I've produced over the years. Some were woven with luxury yarns and turned out to be stunning statement pieces. Some were woven out of hand spun yarn that I couldn't seem to keep my hands off of. Some were woven out of tough sturdy yarn that made shawls for warmth. Regardless of the yarn, the process of weaving on a triangle loom is soothing and comforting. It's quiet and approachable. I love being able to watch as your project comes alive and grows.
For several years, Peggy and I were focused on our triangle looms. We would set up the big 7' loom at a show and work on it in the booth and talk about it to anyone who wandered by. We also taught classes on our smaller triangle looms which was a lot of fun.
As our business has grown our focus has shifted. We don't teach at shows all that much anymore although we do run a full complement of classes here in the studio. Of course, that could be partly to do with my advancing age. But, surely not.
The most significant test of what equipment gets to stay here is how long a project sits before I get it finished. If the time gets long there needs to be a good reason or the equipment needs to find a new home. That was true with every loom I've owned. If I'm not using it and/or if I start on a project and it sits there unfinished and unaddressed for months then maybe that loom needs to go. That's what happened with my Saori loom. I just kept walking past it and making excuses for not weaving on it. Finally it became obvious that I needed to sell it. It now lives out in California with a lady who loves it and uses it.
I applied my test to the big triangle loom. I started weaving a new shawl made of all hand spun yarn in a range of natural colors from white to nearly black. It should have taken me a week or two depending on how much life intervened, to finish it. It sat on there for months and months and months. A very nice lady came by the studio last year and bought most of my handspun yarn right out of the basket under the tri. I ended up finishing the shawl in the almost black CVM/Wensleydale wool since she had bought all the othet colors. I finished that shawl yesterday. It was on the loom for at least a year. Maybe longer. Wait! I just found the image below. That is the beginning of the shawl I finished yesterday. The photo is dated Dec. 29, 2016. OK. The big tri needs to go.
I've added my 7' triangle loom along with it's easel stand to our existing Used Frame Loom Package. That makes the package that much more of a great deal. Please check it out if you are at all interested in frame loom weaving or if you already teach frame loom weaving. The package includes a big rectangle loom along with the big triangle loom, several smaller looms in both shapes along with tools and patterns.
Taken all together, this package becomes an awkward load. As a result I would prefer not to ship this out. If coming by the studio isn't an option, we may be able to meet somewhere. We will be going to Kid 'n Ewe in it's new home at Kerrville, TX in November. We would be happy to bring this along for pick-up.