AVL DIY : Making a Second Back Beam

How we got here A couple years ago, pre-pandemic, we bought a 24 Harness 40″ AVL A-Series loom from its previous owner on Long Island. It came with 2 x 1/2 yard sectional warp beams. After we got home and assembled it that we realized that it was missing the bottom back beam. We didn’t worry too much about it because we were spending most of our time repairing water damage and getting it up and running. Then, just about the time we were ready to start warping it, everything shut down. At that point it wasn’t vital that we Continue Reading…

New Beginnings & New Tools

It has been a while, hasn’t it? A few things to bring everyone up to speed: I have still been weaving. I over estimated the amount of free time I would have in order to write the blog, run the business, and to weave essentially full time on top of my retail gig. I had to pare everything down to two things: My full time job and my part time weaving for a local fiber processor/spinnery. I have not stopped designing. If you follow my Instagram feed (@comfortcloth) I am posting little tastes of the work I have planned for Continue Reading…

16 hours, 400 miles, 2 states, 1 van, 1 loom.

Yesterday Eric and I had an adventure. Our adventure concluded with me sitting at my new AVL, 16 harness, A-Series, Compu-Dobby Loom. Eric and I picked up the loom from Pam Engberg, weaver and teacher at FireWatch Weaver’s in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Pam and I met through the online forum weavolution. For those who do not know, weavolution is a digital community for weavers to meet, share ideas and projects and to problem solve issues they have while working. It is an excellent resource to connect to weavers around the world. Pam and I met over a discussion on articles she Continue Reading…