Monday, October 12, 2015

Plymouth Hand Loom

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,  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

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  1. A lady that lived acrossed the street from where I grew up had a big one in her front parlor. I never saw her use it but I have a Dresden plate quilt that has her house dresses and aprons as the plates. My mother put it together and this spring I finished quilting it.

    1. Thank you for commenting with this interesting story. I just love hearing about quilts with a little history. Every quilt has a story. Have a lovely day!

  2. I was a weaver/spinner/dyer for 25 years before I found quilting. My heart nearly broke seeing that poor abandoned loom, something that was previously treasured in someone's heart. Please tell me you are going to find a good home for it with someone who weaves?

    1. Hello Annette, Thank you for your insightful comment. I do not currently know what is in store for this loom, but at least it has been rescued from the barn. I do agree that it needs to be preserved and loved in some way. Have a lovely day.