I did make a purchase of a loom with many heddles this time and independent stand to sit in the corner when set up. Its twice the width of the small one. I plan on getting broad cloth to make a winder for my sheds to keep the warp from tangling on each other. This one I intend on making finer weaves and maybe could make fine enough fabric to produce my own wool for a project. An eventual goal in the sca future.
This is a 22" table loom with stand. I am planning on using the stand feature since this would take up about half of my dining room table. This Kyra Table Loom has a 22 inch weaving width, four harnesses and five reeds. The reeds are in good shape. There is a 16.25 inch wide/20 dent reed, a 15 inch/12 dent carbon reed, a 16.25 inch/10 dent carbon reed, a 16.25 inch/18 dent stainless reed and a 16 inch/5 dent carbon reed. The loom is made of cherry with metal harnesses and the harnesses fold down to make transport very simple. There is normal wear and tear as seen in the images, but no major damage. The loom has a rising shed and is equipped with a stand. Everything is very easily disassembled and folded for compact travel. There are two stick shuttles and three small bobbin shuttles that go with this loom. I had a double shuttle 15" wide and many bobbins large and small so have plenty to change pattern back and forth. It takes a 3 hours to set up the small one I am sure its going to take as long or longer to work out the heddles and reeds to get it just right. I will have to see if there are instructions on how this works.
In the meantime here is the progress on the viking shoes . The loops go on the outside and would have some form of fiture to tie them closed. Using fiber fill to show what they look like better but when both are done will look different with a foot and lining inside. Though I am excited to see how they wear and the differences, I do run around in stocking or barefoot alot so this shouldn't be too much of a stretch for me in the sensation. Will be much more flexible than a modern shoe more like a slipper with no firm hard sole. Well more things to do and explore.