Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cloth Storage System

One of the reasons I bought the AVL was the cloth storage system in conjunction with the auto cloth advance.

Here is the first shawl on the warp.  I tie on to the apron which is long enough to go from the back of the loom through to the front beam.  The cloth is long enough that I can cut it from the apron....

...and remove the apron beam, inserting a new beam/roller with no apron....

...and tape the cloth to the storage roller.  Notice I have folded the cloth back on itself so that the tape does not come into contact with the fringes.  Ask me how I know to do this.  :}

And here is the shawl now taped to the cloth storage roller.  Once I'm done weaving the 18 yards I will remove this cloth on the roller, put it into the work table where I can inspect/repair and cut the shawls apart, ready for fringe twisting.  Which I usually do on my dining room table so I can have the tv for distraction while I do that job.

Sorry the photos aren't exactly in focus - it's hard to get pics 'under' the loom as it were.  :(


Evelyn said...

The warp looks orangey to me - this is the 4th time I have seen orange in a post today - interesting!

Laura said...

It's definately orange-y! Using a scarlet red weft on it.

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

I'm loving all these bright, rich colors you're using!