Weaving on the 24 Shaft Toika
I LOVE my new Toika loom. The ‘lack of’ pedal action is amazing. Here is a video of me weaving a few picks on my bamboo shawl. It’s already off the loom and being finished.
The only mistake I made due to lack of restraint is that I washed my shawl before finishing off the fringe. Yikes! I do know better but the excitement of seeing my weave complete was too much. Now I’m stuck with many nights of untangling the finges so I can braid them. Utterly foolish I know. But I’m very happy with the 2/52s bamboo sett at 80epi. It is a substantial fabric in its manner but very drapey and soft. Rather like the bamboo itself – deceptively strong yet elegant.
Added at 12:39pm 20 February: Yes! the loom is computerised so it only has one electric pedal for all shaft selections determined by the design I’m using in the software. It is a countermarche style so there is a lift and drop to obtain the shedding.