Marking Time 2.2.16

 

"If you come to a fork in the road, take it." –Yogi Berra

 

 

On the road again.

 

Tommorow I'm off to teach SAORI weaving to the fourth graders at my hometown elementary school! This is the third year of our project, and I always look forward to it. Teaching kids is one of my favorite things to do. It is even more meaningful to me because my fourth grade teacher introduced weaving to me! You never know whose little heart string you may tug and connect with!

 

In order to get the looms ready, I thought this would be a good time for some basic loom maintenance.

 

 

Frida and Aimee gifted me a pink toolbox for Christmas!

 

 

Want to follow along? You will need a Philips-head screw driver. There are two screws to tighten at the back of the shuttle shelf (aka the wine shelf).

 

 

Give a little tweak to the screw on the left side…

 

 

and on the right side, just above the bobbin winder.

 

 

There will be almost 100 pairs of feet stomping these pedals over the next month. For some added protection, I used Howard's Restor-A-Finish. With an old t-shirt, I applied it to the foot pedals, making sure to rub down the sides and also the backs. The bottom left photo is the before pic, followed by the after. Lookin' good! I also gave the brake release pedal a rub down, too.

 

My looms get a lot of wear-and-tear between road trips, teaching workshops, and general studio use. You may not need to get your toolbox out as much as I do, but hopefully when you do, you will be prepared.

 

Happy weaving!

Fleece,

Karen

 

 

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