Terrific time at Tri-Loom workshop.
First of all, I want to say how nice it is at Magical Farms, home of America’s largest and most varied huacaya herd. The Forstners and staff are great hosts – knowledgable and helpful.
And of course, Roo Kline is always a fun and helpful instructor. Visit her site when you get a chance.
The coolest thing about the tri-loom (also called the triangle loom) is one continuous piece of yarn is used for both the warp and weft. This makes the weaving faster and easier than traditional weaving. (Really nice that I don’t have to do all that complicated loom set up and learn intricate weaving skills.)
I was using a fuzzy white alpaca fiber and let me tell you…. big mistake for me! It was like trying to weave with sticky spider webs.
However, with just a little practice, you can make a beautiful shawl in just a couple of hours.