Let 2017 henceforth be known as . . .

The Seemingly Endless Year of Triangle Pin Loom Reasearch

(and let that be an end to it).

I can’t say I’ve enjoyed the frustration and masses of computer and paper work associated with my research. I feel I’ve been reasonably thorough, have answered all the questions I’ve come up with (feel free to ask yours because the year isn’t technically over yet), and am finally (at least for the present) satisfied with the results.

If I lose my ability to see clearly, this pile of papers might be to blame.

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I wasn’t sure if I should post this here or on my AIPLW blog, but opted for here. AIPLW is more for strict pin loom weaving activities. Nevertheless, I certainly could have started there and ended up here which would probably be a waste of time, so . . .

I’m working on a collage (which is remarkable since I generally have difficulty with collage) and I needed some mesh for a bird cote.

This is a sneak peak at an effects-manipulated part of the collage. You’ll have to wait for the real thing . . .

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There are some things one just CAN’T let go.

For me it’s the triangle loom. I’m on a quest to discover how to get it to make a half square in the three-layer warping style. So far, no good. You can see how the bumps along the hypotenuse don’t intermesh. The corners don’t work either (believe me). If you lapped one hypotenuse over the other and stitched through two thicknesses, you’d have it, but that’s not what we’re after.

These two three-layer warped triangles do not a square make

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for MW

So, here’s what I was thinking as I constructed a 49 pins-per-side loom today: “Why don’t all the loommakers send me samples of their looms so I can promote them and extend their product’s usability?” (This is how I think while poking 192 holes and then placing 192 pins in a cardboard loom.) And then I realized, “Why should they? I’m plugging their products even though I don’t own any of them.”

(Apparently I need to clarify the above paragraph. It was meant as something of a joke. It’s probably selfish of me to wish my grunt work on others. I didn’t mean to solicit offers!)

Today’s ad features a 12″ x 12″ loom (what I’d call a bias loom) with 49-per-side equidistant pins.

12″ x 12″ loom — photo by Theresa Jewell. Used with permission.

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