Hello, everyone. I'm so new to weaving I'm not even going to call myself a new weaver. I'm getting equipment together to start, am scheduled to take a class next week, and a DVD is on the way. Phew!
Last week I picked up an Original Murphy Loom circa 1940's or 50's. It will weave up to 40" wide and is a nice, solid machine. I got it from a woman who had used it reguarly for a number of years for some rug work and general kinds of weaving. She only had one 15 dent reed but that seemed adequate for the variety of work she was doing. However, I've noticed that 10 or 12 dent reeds seem more common and perhaps allow for a greater range of general work. I do know that you can slay a particular reed to accommodate different needs above and below the 15 dents but it does seem that for average to heavy yarns the dents may be too small.
I also understand that many weavers have a number of vaious size dent reeds and over time that will likely be the case with me. But right now I would like to know if it would be a good idea to purchase a 10, 12, or some other dent reed that will be more universal in terms of allowing more options that the 15 dent.
Thank you in advance for any light you can shed.