Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Robb and I go to a lot of estate sales. We've long realized that we had the design tastes of ninety year old college professors, so furnishing our home this way makes perfect sense. 

I will be the first to admit that I have a bit of a problem, when it comes to vintage textiles. I've bought more knitting patterns, lace dresser scarves and 1930s quilts than I can possibly use. I've dragged home handknit sweaters because they evoked an emotion somewhere between inspiration and pity. I just couldn't leave them behind. 

Feral cats and vintage textiles twang the same set of heart-strings.  It's a sickness.

So a few weeks ago, I bought a tiny vintage loom. It was already set up, so I just started fooling around, and this is what I wove. My effort is the top part of the photo, the original owner wove the part on the bottom. 

Just as I try to avoid adopting all the cats, I'm going to resist the urge to start shopping for larger looms. 

We'll see how that goes. 


Anonymous said...

I don't see the problem here. Looks like fun and it would be a shame to see this loom end up as kindling. ~speedsquare

ellen kirkendall said...

I'm right with you on the vintage linens. They are selling for so little, and look so pitiful. I made the mistake of entering all of my publications into Ravelry. Turns out I have 6,000 patterns, counting the ones in the vintage craft books that I will surely never make. Now I have to pick up enough yarn to make them all up...

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

John and I are off to the Brimfield Antique Show in Sturbridge Mass next week. One mile long and 5,000 vendors! I got a couple of amazing quilts last time we went and am going back for more. Talk about scads of antique linens at give-away prices!


martha said...

Looks like your Hungarian dna is peeking through.


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