The wonderful Kay Harris came into our life a couple years back, purchasing large amounts of our 2-Ply Tapestry Yarn to weave afghans on a Weave-It Loom . Though I have been weaving since I was a kid, I had never seen the possibilities of a loom like this. A simple peg loom used to create beautiful throws? This opened the door in my mind to the immense possibility of simplicity.
Kay weaves small squares on this peg loom, stitches them together to create a blanket and cross stitches beautiful designs on them, following instructions from a patten book she acquired in her youth. Our 2-Ply Tapestry Yarn works perfect for these afghans, allowing for a subtle change with each band of color.
Shortly after I met Kay and fell in love with the peg loom, Schacht Spindle Co. came out with the Zoom-Loom …a modern and very sturdy version of the Weave-It Loom. These looms are great for travel, making it easy for weavers to weave in any place they are. They are perfect for knitters, trying to use up scraps left over from large projects. And, of course, they are great for children. These simple looms are a great way to fall in love with weaving.
I would like to thank Kay for introducing me to the possibilities of the peg loom! Meet the wonderful Kay Harris…
I grew up in Denver and have lived in Taos for fourteen years. After I graduated from college I joined the “Friendly Skies of United Airlines” as a flight attendant. It was at that time I discovered the 4″ Weave-It Loom and made a couple of afghans. And then, when I had a family, I did needlepoint for 40+ years.
Two years ago (now I am in my 80s) I found the loom and rushed to Weaving Southwest.
I am working on my third afghan and have yarn for three more! I guess you might call me an optimist!!
PS What do you think of Kay’s afghans? Have you wove on a peg loom before? We would love to hear from you! Leave a comment to share your thought…