Well there was this "pile" of wood on the ground. I quickly recognized the stretcher frames, but there was more. An old but intact box which said BEKA with instructions and all the parts. There was another Rigid frame and other objects (odd heddles, weaving sticks, pick up sticks etc). I said How much, the son said $10.00, I said SOLD. I wasn't sure what I got, but knew I had hit gold.
It toke about a year from then to actually do some weaving. I purchased yard from a mill in Maine at the Rochester (NY) Sheep and Wool fair the following fall, and started collecting books on weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom. My husband, being a handy guy, built me a stand to hold the frame so I could work on it free standing. He also made me a warping board, and was/is my tension when winding up the loom for weaving.
This is my first piece. Simple even weave. Learned a lot doing this one. Edges can be tricky.
After this I have done several weaves. Most are even weaves patterns. Since I have given these away as gifts I never remember to take pictures of them first. Oh Well.
I enjoy weaving. It is relaxing. I often take the loom to Demo's. It is something which is easy to transport, and attracts a lot of attention.
I have several more projects I want to weave. Multiple heddles on a Rigid, different patterns, and figure out how to do a designed edge using pick up.