One of my very own


I am not joking when I say that when I saw this old weaving loom sitting outside an antique store in the hills of Adelaide I could not get out of the car quick enough. Apparently I had the door open before the car even stopped.

On my recent holiday to Adelaide I had one thing I would have love to find, and that was a weaving loom. I dreamed of a loom of my very own, one that wasn't too big to fit comfortably in my Woman Cave in Tasmania. 

Upon recognition of what I was seeing I had some thoughts racing through my head:
 
Thought No 1 - Please don't let in be out of my budget (it was $40 on sale - woo!)
Thought No 2 - Please let in be in a fixable condition (why yes it is!)
Thought No 3 - How do I convince my husband that it WILL fit in the car and that it IS necessary to take it back to Tasmania ( I did and it did!)
 
It was squishy fitting it in the boot to take it back to Mums house to see if it would fit in my car. At the very least I would have to abandon it in Adelaide till we came back again. Like a tetris game the loom was fitted into the back seat of my little car and my thrift shopping for the rest of the trip had to be scaled back for fear of pissing off the husband too much and it would be abaondoned on the side of the road. My poor little girls seat space was the only space that wasn't filled high to the roof with "stuff". Not just my stuff, for once, but in addition to our luggage - the loom and other shopping the wee little girl turned five and we had purchased all her presents in Adelaide and this also had to be added to the pile we need to bring home.

Thought No 4 - Must pack less prior to going on holiday. There is no need for all the stuff we take even with the benifit of having a car to pile all our stuff into.
Thought No 5 - Must take the caravan or trailer next time so I can "collect" more things.

I am also very pleased to say that whilst at my Dads place a week later he manged to whip me up my very own Inkle loom (another post about that soon). I think that makes me all equipmented up in the  weaving department. 
Woo! Now to incorporate that into my artist in residency with the kids... yays!

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.

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