Tuesday, 13 March 2012

preparing a loom

after seeing la touchables post about learning the loom i was reminded of some photos i took last summer of my friend gabi warping [?] the loom - preparing the lines for the threads that are on the loom. she was doing it with one of the old ladies from the village - alexandra who was taught by her mother.

those nails in the front are for wrapping the threads around to get them off the rolls without turning into a tangled mess, needless to say it is a great old building but probably won't be useable this year. it has the floor space to pull the threads far out to roll them on the wood that alexandra is working on

gabi has an etsy shop - saiita - that she's just getting going. she also gets orders for pieces here on the island. she loves doing the weaving and has put the loom together herself from an antique, replacing the individual parts.


  1. The pictures are stunningly beautiful. The antique empty building is incredible. Only sound is missing or being there to observe quietly.

    1. thanks lucie, was just looking at that lovely new pair of earrings of yours. its film and a camera i really love but that i've neglected this last winter, so much so that i lent it to a friend so it wouldn't seize up from neglect. excuses excuses :)

  2. I feel as though I've stepped back in time with this post. How great that you captured this. Beautiful!
    xoxo Kim

  3. thank goodness you captured this...something from another time...so beautiful.
    Life on your island...I can almost hear the silence. thank you for your visit and
    comment...means so much to me.

  4. So this was where you got sidetracked... beautiful photos... I can practically feel the softness of the threads...

  5. I'm glad I found this post...can imagine being in the coolness of the shadows of that old building and watching the work unfold.