The Schacht Flip that my friend insisted I borrow was a nice loom. Being a Colorado girl I am a big supporter of the Schacht company based in Boulder. My Matchless spinning wheel is like a cadillac - I love her I do. And so I really thought I would end up with a Schacht loom but after doing a bit of research learned I would get more bang for my buck with the Kromski Harp Forte. Having a Kromski Sonata spinning wheel, I like how Kromski adds little extras in with their products. My Sonata has a built in lazy Kate for plying. The Kromski Harp has a warping board on the back of the loom, something I would have to buy separate if I went with another loom. And Kromski had just added metal pawls and gears with an earth magnet giving the ability to have a tighter warp - sold!
And so Mr. Claus and Elf #2 went in together and gave me a Kromski Harp Forte for Christmas.
Elf #2 and Mr. Claus were busy relaxing Christmas morning so I decided I would tackle the assembly myself. I must admit that using an electric screwdriver freaked me out a few times but all-in-all I took things step by step and in a few hours I had a Harp.
Isn't she beautiful?
I hope you had a lovely Christmas filled with all kinds of fiber goodies holding the promise of something wooly in 2016.