Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tea Towels for Tien
So here is the first warp for Tien to weave on when she arrives.
Once in a while I do a time study to see how long a particular task takes me. I do this for many reasons - pricing - partly - so I know how much money I should be charging for my wovens. But I also do it for reasons of scheduling - what can I expect to accomplish in a certain time frame?
While I've been happy dressing the Fanny with the warping valet, I had not done a time study for a while, particularly for tea towels.
This warp is a pretty standard format for towels - a bit wider due to the stripe repeat in the warp at 26" in the reed - but using 16/2 cotton at 32 epi, 11 meters long.
I set the rough sleyed reed into the beater at 1:30 pm. At 2:45 pm I was securing the lease sticks in the angel wings.
So 1 hour and 15 minutes to set the warp into the loom attaching it to the apron rod and beam it, including transferring the cross. That's actually a little bit better than I was expecting.
Now to thread, sley and tie on.