Kessenich Loom First Project

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4th of July warping loom

It is a day to celebrate! Yesterday my heddles and reed were delivered. I loaded up the loom with the heddles. The Texsolv heddles are light and I was concerned the heddles might float, not so, everything works easily and smoothly. I’ve started to measure out the warp this morning. My husband the engineer used bungee cords to secure the warping board firmly but temporarily. He’s a genius!

I’m excited to start my first rug. I’m using the Rag Rug Handbook by Janet Meany & Paula Pfaff The book is detailed with abundent photos and clear drawing. I highly recommend! I’ve identified the wood of the loom. Apparently the older Kessenich Looms were fashioned from cherry not red oak. It is beautiful.

Kessenich Loom dressed


Lacy is in a much better mood today…no fireworks and no thunderstorms. We’re having a grand time in the mountains.

Tropical Twister


2 Responses to “Kessenich Loom First Project”

  1. Loopykd says, July 8th, 2009 at 1:16 am

    I love it too when my husband figures guy stuff out about my spinning and knitting stuff. He has really helped keep my wheel in perfect shape with his guy engineering and mechanical admiration for it.

  2. Tropical Twister says, July 9th, 2009 at 8:28 am

    My husband is amazing. He seems bemused by my obsession with all things fiber but then he’s the one that jumps in with an over-the-top response to help. I would have replaced a couple missing screws/bolts from the loom. He was the one up for restoring the whole thing and replacing everything with stainless steel. When I was overwhelmed and would have abandoned the whole project, he’s the one that kept me going. He’s a special man.

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