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I bought a loom.

I had 3 choices I really liked.
  • floor loom, Glimakra Julia. But honestly I've never woven and $1K is a lot to try something out. Plus the space, the space...
  • rigid heddle loom, LeClerc Bergere, but it doesn't have a stand available, it doesn't fold up and it's kind of big. 
  • rigid heddle loom, Glimakra Emilia. I loved the 19" version but couldn't find anywhere that actually had them. They were the vaporware of looms.
Most people said that RH looms are better with a stand unless you get a really tiny one like a 15" Schacht Flip. 

So when Paradise Fibers sent a Year End Clearance coupon code good for 10% off almost everything (except LeClerc looms and some spinning wheels) I went and looked. They had the 13" Emilia. So I bought one on the spot. I figure it will not need a stand because it is small enough and if I need to do big things, I probably want a floor loom anyway. 

It has been more than a year of looking and and handwringing trying to find the right choice. I hope this was it, but certainly with the sale price, I can resell it for closer to my cost. 

I started looking for a loom because someone, somewhere said weaving uses up gobs of yarn. I have a lot more yarn than I can possibly knit in my lifetime. (I am a very slow knitter and easily distracted when something is not for me.) But I love yarn and want to keep spinning, so I needed to find something that would help. 

I expect to be rather happy with my purchase, and there will be pictures. 



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