Using an Antique Loom

Meet one of my friends and learn about her awesome antique loom!  What I love about artists in general is that we can find ways of creating things by use of anything and everything. This article is just for your reading and viewing pleasure. I have never used a loom or seen one up close and personal. After walking into my friends' smallish living room and seeing a gorgeous antique loom filling up a third of the space I thought to myself this lost art needs to be shared with the world! I am a strong believer in doing what you love unless doing what you love hurts other people i.e. murder, and Katie is doing just that! (Doing what she loves, not murder!) She went and bought herself an antique loom off of craigslist because she had learned how to use one in college and is now using it for her business. The loom itself is believed to be made in the 1930's (maybe) by an in home craftsman because there are no factory made markings on it. The beauty has so many components, pedals and strings that I am not even going to try to explain what they all do. The point of this post is, I am glad someone I know is keeping a beautiful piece of history alive by using it well and for what it was intended for. If you do want to learn more about looms in general there is a link at the bottom of the page pointing you in the right direction.