A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» April - busiest month of the gardeners year ?
by freebird Today at 1:40 pm

» Amazing Hotels
by Dandelion 17th April 2017, 3:49 pm

» The art of enough
by Dandelion 13th April 2017, 11:04 am

» The Repair Shop
by FloBear 6th April 2017, 9:10 am

» Knitting in the round
by Ploshkin 2nd April 2017, 6:12 pm

» Marching into the spring garden
by Chilli-head 30th March 2017, 8:22 pm

» Birdbox cam
by Chilli-head 15th March 2017, 4:04 pm

» This year's challenge
by Ploshkin 15th March 2017, 3:23 pm

» The Secrets of Your Food - Chillies !
by Chilli-head 11th March 2017, 8:52 pm

» Big Dreams Small Spaces
by Ploshkin 7th March 2017, 9:57 am

» Chair #3: The smoker's bow
by freebird 7th March 2017, 8:44 am

» First February sowings
by Dandelion 28th February 2017, 9:56 pm

» Seed swap anyone?
by Dandelion 28th February 2017, 9:49 pm

» Sweet Chilli Jelly
by Ploshkin 2nd February 2017, 9:39 am

» January: welcome to a new Gardening year.
by Dandelion 28th January 2017, 9:53 pm

» The gardener's yearbook
by Chilli-head 5th January 2017, 4:40 pm

» Reusing the plastic bowl the Christmas pudding comes in.
by FloBear 29th December 2016, 5:11 pm

» Winter Squashes
by FloBear 23rd December 2016, 5:11 pm

» Sloe Gin
by Chilli-head 16th December 2016, 5:00 pm

» Hardy enough for the garden in December ?
by Chilli-head 12th December 2016, 5:13 pm

Statistics
We have 627 registered users
The newest registered user is skindivers

Our users have posted a total of 44172 messages in 2298 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Cheap looms on Ebay

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Adrian on 21st July 2010, 10:53 am

Just a heads up on a cheap one >> here <<

and a practically free one >> here <<

................................................................................................................................
Paradise Papercraft
Etsy shop
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 47
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by boobiejuicemama on 22nd July 2010, 1:15 pm

Wow fantastic, but what I really want is a spinning wheel Smile
avatar
boobiejuicemama

Posts : 240
Join date : 2010-05-29
Age : 41
Location : Sunshine State - Queensland

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Adrian on 22nd July 2010, 1:19 pm

Me too

The problem is that over here, they are bought by pretentious middle class women who think that they are "soooo charming and rustic" and " would look wonderful in the family room".

So they are then over priced by antique shops and become unaffordable to any low income bloke like me who wants to learn how to spin

chunter chunter chunter

................................................................................................................................
Paradise Papercraft
Etsy shop
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 47
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by budburst12 on 22nd July 2010, 1:40 pm

Wow that looks great! I'd love a loom, but sadly have no where to put it just yet. My mum's just recently started weaving again and goodness me you can make some WONDERFUL cloth with them!

I've no patience for spinning - tried it once or twice, but it's so hard to keep the yarn going without it breaking off from your fleece. I concluded that I'd rather buy the yarn and spend the time making it into things! Home made yarn is gorgeous though and you can get some fantastic colours from natural dyes - remember my mum spinning and dying a lovely mustard yellow made from onion skins.
avatar
budburst12

Posts : 148
Join date : 2010-05-24
Age : 39
Location : Shropshire, UK

http://oakhousepermaculture.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by boobiejuicemama on 22nd July 2010, 1:45 pm

Badger a quick look at ebay oz and I suspect the same goes here Sad
avatar
boobiejuicemama

Posts : 240
Join date : 2010-05-29
Age : 41
Location : Sunshine State - Queensland

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Adrian on 22nd July 2010, 1:56 pm

did you see this one BJM?

>> here <<

................................................................................................................................
Paradise Papercraft
Etsy shop
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 47
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Dandelion on 22nd July 2010, 4:41 pm

Badger wrote:Me too

The problem is that over here, they are bought by pretentious middle class women who think that they are "soooo charming and rustic" and " would look wonderful in the family room".

So they are then over priced by antique shops and become unaffordable to any low income bloke like me who wants to learn how to spin

chunter chunter chunter

I really wish I'd known you earlier - my mother auctioned two spinning wheels a few years ago when they moved to a much smaller house, and she hardly made any money from them at all. Nobody seemed interested (and this was in Cheltenham,where you would have thought a few pretentious middle class women would have fought over them!). The rest of her weaving stuff went to the local college where there was a textiles course, but there was no interest in the spinning wheeels. What a difference a few years make!

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4409
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 60
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Compostwoman on 22nd July 2010, 4:55 pm

I have been on the look out for one for ages...

Compostwoman

Posts : 5689
Join date : 2009-11-08

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 22nd July 2010, 5:09 pm

Dandelion wrote:and this was in Cheltenham,

are you a 'Nam veteran as well, Dandy?

................................................................................................................................
www.killandcure.net/blog/
avatar
Wilhelm Von Rhomboid

Posts : 2942
Join date : 2009-11-08
Location : Schloss Rhomboid, Carpathia.

http://www.killandcure.net/blog/

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Adrian on 22nd July 2010, 5:12 pm

Dandelion wrote:

I really wish I'd known you earlier - my mother auctioned two spinning wheels a few years ago when they moved to a much smaller house, and she hardly made any money from them at all. Nobody seemed interested (and this was in Cheltenham,where you would have thought a few pretentious middle class women would have fought over them!). The rest of her weaving stuff went to the local college where there was a textiles course, but there was no interest in the spinning wheels. What a difference a few years make!

Isn't life perverse eh.

I've wanted to learn to spin ever since Tom talked Margo into buying hers...

................................................................................................................................
Paradise Papercraft
Etsy shop
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 47
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Dandelion on 22nd July 2010, 5:14 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:
Dandelion wrote:and this was in Cheltenham,

are you a 'Nam veteran as well, Dandy?

I certainly am - though just to confuse things I was born in Hackney!!

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4409
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 60
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Sammigirl on 29th January 2011, 9:40 am

I have a spinning wheel...hubby needs to fix it. One of my kids broke it. Think I had maybe 2 lessons...but got sick of lugging it into the city. Need to find a teacher locally to teach me how.
avatar
Sammigirl

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-01-16
Age : 46

Back to top Go down

default Cheap Looms on Ebay

Post by Adrian on 15th February 2011, 10:30 pm


................................................................................................................................
Paradise Papercraft
Etsy shop
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 47
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Luath on 20th February 2011, 12:33 pm

Excellent if you can get them! Top one is very similar to my one, but mine' s a Harris, suppose it's 'vintage' now lol Hope to get stuck in once the moving is over, and try and get to join a new Guild up there.
Shame you're not closer, Badger, I have a spare spinning wheel you could have had. Not sure I could post that lol

................................................................................................................................
unboughtdelicacies
figheade knitting blog
knitten
avatar
Luath

Posts : 96
Join date : 2009-11-22
Age : 55
Location : Blackmore Vale, Dorset

http://unboughtdelicacies.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Adrian on 20th February 2011, 12:42 pm

They are splendid and such amazing prices, I wish I had known that looms and wheels went for so little before we moved. I would have bought and added to our container..

Over here they are bought by bored middle class housewives as decorations for their newly renovated and registered Century homes, so are neatly priced way out of my pocket...

................................................................................................................................
Paradise Papercraft
Etsy shop
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 47
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Luath on 20th February 2011, 12:46 pm

Well, that's just crap, not what they're for, that makes me spit that does.

................................................................................................................................
unboughtdelicacies
figheade knitting blog
knitten
avatar
Luath

Posts : 96
Join date : 2009-11-22
Age : 55
Location : Blackmore Vale, Dorset

http://unboughtdelicacies.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Adrian on 20th February 2011, 1:13 pm

Dealers here have a very strange idea about the value of certain antiques, so you get very good usable spinning wheels, which are admittedly pieces of art, yet sell only as conversation pieces to the rich and are priced our of the pockets of folk who would, and want to, use them.

I have a friend down the road who is married to a sheep farmer. They have a barn stuffed to the gulls with fleeces and there is no market for them, so every year more wool gets added. I wanted to teach myself to spin and dye to create my own yarns. But the lack of a decently priced wheel (for what would be another hobby to be honest) prevents that - the last one I saw fr sale was $300..

................................................................................................................................
Paradise Papercraft
Etsy shop
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 47
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Mike on 20th February 2011, 2:22 pm

Badger wrote:....... But the lack of a decently priced wheel (for what would be another hobby to be honest) prevents that - the last one I saw fr sale was $300..

Can't be different than here? Antique wheels sell for antique prices but new ones don't (and yes, they are currently made but I don't know prices)

However, all the "spinsters" I know around here didn't start with a wheel. Instead they first learned to spin with the pre wheel technology. Badger, simply get or make for yourself a distaff and spindle. You can easily make this tool if they aren't sold in your area.

A dowel, a screw hook (screwed axially into its end), and a weight disk with a hole into which the dowel fits tightly -- say a hardwood disk with the hole drilled very slightly undersized, soaked in water to expand and the dowel inserted if you don't want to glue). Usually also some other projections on which the start of your yarn gets fastened so look up for examples.

................................................................................................................................
There is no possibility of social justice on a dead planet except the equality of the grave.
avatar
Mike

Posts : 485
Join date : 2009-11-08
Age : 72
Location : Step by Step Farm, Berkshire Mtns, Massachusetts, USA

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Adrian on 20th February 2011, 2:29 pm

A distaff and spindle would never give a thread of sufficient quality for the kind of work that I do.. I have tried it and I know that I need to learn wheel spinning to produce the kind of thread that I work with..

New wheels seem to sell for more than antique and part of my personal philosophy is to use old tools (whenever I can) that have a working life and still could be used, that's why I get annoyed by good tools being sold as decorative items for ridiculous prices..

................................................................................................................................
Paradise Papercraft
Etsy shop
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 47
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by polgara on 20th February 2011, 3:27 pm

I realise it is the wrong time of year, but what about yard sales or the like, or advertising in a local paper or craft area or whatever your equivelant of Freecycle is.

Keep on looking at ebay etc as things do turn up from your part of the woods.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 70
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by bronze on 20th February 2011, 4:04 pm

The prices of looms do seem to rocket in the last few minutes though as I discovered after months of watching.

................................................................................................................................
I'm not very interesting but I thought I would give it a go http://inallmybrondays.wordpress.com/
avatar
bronze

Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-11-26
Location : Norfolk

Back to top Go down

default Re: Cheap looms on Ebay

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum