after seeing la touchables post about learning the loom i was reminded of some photos i took last summer of my friend gabi warping [?] the loom - preparing the lines for the threads that are on the loom. she was doing it with one of the old ladies from the village - alexandra who was taught by her mother.
those nails in the front are for wrapping the threads around to get them off the rolls without turning into a tangled mess, needless to say it is a great old building but probably won't be useable this year. it has the floor space to pull the threads far out to roll them on the wood that alexandra is working on
gabi has an etsy shop - saiita - that she's just getting going. she also gets orders for pieces here on the island. she loves doing the weaving and has put the loom together herself from an antique, replacing the individual parts.