This is where I admit that I have been Pre-Scheduling these posts so that I am able to have content each week! Lol. If I did not do that then I would have 20 posts in 2 weeks then it would be 3 months until I get back to it. That being said, by time you read these posts I hope to be done with my project, but stay tuned to see how my summer went!
I promised myself I would do a number of larger projects this year. Due to circumstances I think that my larger projects are going to be:
- Get the paint/rust off of my ‘new to me’ loom and heddle bars; repaint it and reassemble it for use (probably next year)
- Make sure that I have enough projects ready to go for a set of classes 1-2 a month (1/week if I can swing it) for the public library! Very exciting
As a refresher, this is what my Loom looks like.
It is a bit hard to tell from here but the bar on the bottom that the pedals are attached to is completely rust covered and there are rust spots all along the paint. Not pictured are the weights that came with this loom, since it was a Therapy Loom. The heddle bars, pictured left, are not supposed to be that color, they are completely rust covered.
I just started this last night and since then I have managed to get the heddle bars completely cleaned off and one side painted for 7 out of the 8 heddle bars. The 8th is being used to hold the good heddles, 734 total. Tomorrow, if it is not raining, I plan on painted the other side of my first 7 heddles.
I have also begun trying to get the paint and rust off of the weights that come with the loom. They are in pretty bad shape and I thought they would be a good place to make any mistakes. Using an attachment to a cordless drill I am able to get the paint off quite quickly. Within 30 minutes I had the paint off of one side for 2 of the pieces. The rust is in there a little more deeply than I would like and so after I get the paint off of all of them I will get to work on the rust. After they are cleaned off to the best that I am going to get them I plan on putting Rustoleum Primer and a topcoat of Yellow paint.
This is a huge project and I am a bit intimidated to get started with it, but I hope bit by bit this gets done this summer so I can have a fall and winter of picking out yarns to use on it next year!