Thursday, 18 February 2010

A silent loom at work again.

This monstrosity of a loom that has been gathering dust in my house for five years is now working well. It came from Bangladesh with it's master who had it tamed perfectly, weaving a light cotton gauze as an exhibit for World Fair Trade Day in Tokyo. The master returned to Bangladesh and his loom found itself in the mountains of Japan. I felt sorry for it silently sulking in the corner all this time. With some work it is back at work. Ayaka is weaving some wonderful raw hemp and bleached paper thread. It was rough going weaving on the loom until it was fine tuned over and over. Now it weaves surprisingly snag free and quick.

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