Over the past week, I’ve been wrangling with Adobe Illustrator for a very good reason – to convert my art into vector graphics so that the lovely Janet Fox at HandyWoman on Etsy can use them to laser etch the designs into the looms that she makes.
You can see some of my dragonfly art on this loom, which arrived today, and I can’t wait to make use of it.
It’s only a little loom, but that’s exactly what I want … and I already have ideas ticking around my brainbox. It’s been a long time since I did any weaving – over 10 years I think. Hopefully I haven’t forgotten the skills I developed then, and even if I have I’m sure I’ll find my way to achieving what I’d like to with it.
The loom itself is made of wood – I can’t remember what kind Janet said – but it is of excellent quality. She makes all kinds of looms – simple ones like the one I have, tablet looms, heddle looms and others, again all of excellent quality.
When her Etsy shop is open once again (she’s closed it so she can focus on building stock up for the busy Christmas season), I’ll be sure to let you know.