My friend Jimmy is a historian and we were having a chat about looms. I told him about my first loom, which was (what I thought) a 'barn loom'. He informed me that there is no such thing. People didn't weave in their barns. Hmmmmmm.......I'm not one for arguements so, I just thought about it. That's right. I don't think folks wove in their barns. They wove in their homes. So......my question is this. Where in the world does the term 'barn loom' come from? :)
I'm told the correct term is "barn frame loom" - which makes the term make more sense. The construction is similar to a barn frame. One good explanation is here:
Thank you so much for sending me this link. It's funny how we use words without thinking about what they mean first, isn't it? I had a loom that I called a barn loom......when explaining this, I was corrected.....who in the world would weave in their barn? No one. Makes sense.....they would weave in their homes.