Yep, a loom... The cats and the desire (DW's) for a "loom for the road" led us, ultimately, to retire the 210WBS for the Cougar:
Couldn't figure out how to get that one into the 210WBS
It is in its "travel mode", that's why all the straps. The straps holding it to the floor are set up "nautical", crossed opposing corners that keep it anchored firmly, but, allow her leg room to use it without having to unhook it all the time. It is a Leclerc 16 shaft, 24" table
loom. My eye! It might fit on a dining room table with leaves in it
Her other loom, a huge Glimakra Countermarch (she can stand up inside of it to warp the beam), stays at the house. I'm not going to buy an even bigger trailer for it...between my hobbies and hers, there is no way we'll ever be able to go "Fulltime" on the road.
We're headed for, among many other stops, the international crafts festival in Sante Fe in July with a swing by the Brown Sheep Wool Company in Nebraska where she'll load up with wool for spinning...the joys of "hitting the road". I cleaned out a big area in the basement area so she can stock up (if the Visa card can stand the stress
), but, we don't, as a rule, hit any other shows or fairs in our travels. The Brown Sheep Wool Co. was a layover one year as they offered a factory tour (we're suckers for factory tours) and they are about the only surviving spinning factory left in this country. Turns out they sell the "trash" to spinners. What they "throw away" as trash is actually quite suitable for hand spinning and it comes cheap. Lots of locals stop by to grab it up at bargain prices. Not a lot of choice, but, the price is right.
She knits and crochet's and knows about the Etsy and Ravelry sites, but, isn't on them. She makes things (weaving, spinning, sewing, etc. and her latest love, Temari, for a shop in Bedford, PA owned by Diane Kelley, good friend of ours and a rather well known fiber artist herself, but, for the most part is "fairly quiet" with her work. She did win first place and best of show with a quilt at the county fair a couple of years ago, but, does most of it for a "hobby" and gifts.
Yep, traveling with the "house", you can see why now, but, I do miss the 210WBS greatly; especially when trying to get fuel or back up or turn around...what's that old country song; "Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around..."
. Now, I just have to figure out how to get my reloading bench in there...