box full of pirns ready for weaving tomorrow
proto-type warp for Durham NC workshop
Today was slow but steady progress - the loom got threaded, sleyed and tied on, ready to weave. By the time I got pirns wound it was too late to start so that will happen tomorrow.
I scored a box of colcolastic yarn this week. I've been looking for a supply for a while so it was great to receive the box so I can add it into my workshop. The really nice thing about the colcolastic is that it is lycra with cotton and it comes in colours unlike the wool/lycra I've been using. It's also strong enough to be used for warp without too much trouble, While I did use the wool/lycra as warp myself, it was a singles yarn so I didn't like to put it into the warp for workshops.
bamboo 12 and wool/lycra in the warp
So, while the pirn winder chugged out pretty much perfect pirns, I wound a warp to test drive for the workshop in March. It's ready to be rough sleyed and put into the loom. Again - tomorrow.
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