This is the antique hand loom, now sitting on the front porch of my log cabin.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you already know that my husband just cannot pass up a bargain, and this was, well...free. So he felt compelled to bring it home.
The loom does not fit through the door of any of our buildings, so it is going to stay on the front porch of the cabin. In my defense, the front porch does have a nice roof, and I believe the loom was previously installed in a barn.
I'm sure it has seen better days! I'm not planning on taking up weaving, but what a neat thing to own. Yes, another huge, crazy thing to add to the sewing collection. I can never move anywhere else, and what are my children going to do with all this junk when I die?
The metal plate affixed to the front of the loom reads, "Plymouth Hand Loom, Copyright 1935, Malolo Co., Los Angeles". That's a long way from North Carolina.
I know nothing about weaving, but I have seen a few of these large looms in action on occasion, with period, costumed demonstrators. Have you ever done any weaving? Leave a comment below.
Have a lovely day,
Jennifer Schifano Thomas