Rio Grande Walking Loom
Cast iron loom parts

Rio Grande Walking Loom

The tradition of Rio Grande weaving has its own type of loom, the walking loom, so called because the weaver stands on the pedals that work the shed.  As the weaver operates the loom, he/she looks as if they might be walking.  (I think it looks more like sauntering, but we don't call it the Rio Grande Sauntering Loom.)  Years ago, I was given an old, quite authentic walking loom from Chimayo, a nearby community here…

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Teacup, a spaceship
A spaceship named Teacup

Teacup, a spaceship

A spaceship, named Teacup, is in the works. Ended up with some time on my hands waiting for a couple of public art projects to either drop or not drop, so I started making a small flying saucer out of wood and styrofoam painted to look like metal.  It is ten feet in diameter, so a little big for most living rooms, but I think we will find a home for it someplace.  This has been…

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