Here are a few photos:
Our experience has led us to recommend a bulkier weight yarn unless you plan to felt it, and we encourage you to be certain you're not keeping your yarn too tight. Mom actually found her tension was causing the loom to warp toward the end of her shawl and upon further study, we've found many notes by others saying it can be difficult to find that perfect tension through the project. Anyone who crochets or knits knows this is challenging with their work as well! Practice makes perfect!
Once again, this has been a fulfilling learning experience and now that we've completed a project, we're all the more willing to attempt something new in the future. We have been told by a more practiced tri-loom weaver, that a 6' shawl should take about 8 hours to complete, while the option of tassels will require at least another hour. Although Lil' Miss didn't opt for this addition, Mom can attest to the tedious and lengthy process of the tassels, even though she didn't tassel every space. It's also important to retain enough of your matching yarn to complete those tassels; it will undoubtedly require more than you anticipate! Ultimately, both ladies agree that your first experience weaving on a tri-loom will take some time to work through that learning curve; be certain you give yourself the freedom to work through it!
There are a number of interesting looms that can be made or purchased to create all kinds of beautiful and practical weaving wonders. We've enjoyed viewing shawls that have been embroidered after the weaving and further altered into jackets with big buttons, and gorgeous skirts! It's amazing how such simple tools can create so many variations; you're really only limited by your imagination. We think this is a much simpler start to weaving than a table or floor loom that will also give you a more prompt sense of accomplishment! Isn't it time for you to dig into some new wooly wonders?
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7