LAHURO has two types of looms: A Navajo style floor loom and a rigid heddle table loom. The Gallery below gives a 'behind the scenes look at the design and weaving process.
Navajo Style Floor Loom
Working with a floor loom of this stye is a 'Passion Project'. It is a long process that first involves dying and spinning the various fibers and then warping the loom, which requires detaching the frame and looping the warp over and around the top and bottom in a continual figure 8 while maintaining tension. Finally the heddles must be threaded to the two existing sheds and then, weaving can begin. Each rug can take 2-6 months at least to complete.
After much ado, I admitted defeat in the face of overly high expectations. I'll admit it freely, I cut off the beautiful piece you can see above. What you are looking at here is some fresh handspun and dyed/ undyed yarn using wool from local farmers in Germany. I can't wait to get the floor loom warped and start weaving! Keep an eye out on on our instagram page LAHURO for the most up to date images of our various projects and their process.
Rigid Heddle Loom
The rigid heddle is defined by the way the warp threads pass through a fixed, or rigid, heddle frame on the loom. In general there are two sheds, similar to the Navajo style floor loom above, that are capable of creating simple patterns. This is a table loom and in general we utilize it to create shawls/scarves and textiles that can be use for other garments. It allows for a faster weaving time due to size.
We are happy to announce a new line of woven scarves for 2018! Visit LAHURO at 'The Local Spirit' project from May 4- June 14 2018 to see these gorgeous textiles up close!