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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sh*t Happens

Question:  How can I weave a whole 20 yards without noticing a sleying error?

Answer:  Rather easily apparently.  :P~



So I have a dozen towels with a sleying error.  Will it close up enough during wet finishing so that they are not seconds?  Only time will tell.  They are now in the washing machine soaking to develop the colour of the Fox Fibre naturally coloured cotton I used in the weft.

In the meantime I did make some progress.  Got the small loom set up with the next warp for A Good Yarn: Linen and Hemp.  Didn't think to wind the bobbins last night and get them 'soaking' up some moisture so did that this morning while I've been doing other stuff.  Like finding mistakes...


I wound as many bobbins as I had empty, put them into a plastic bag with a soaked paper towel and am now ignoring them while I work on other stuff.  I'm sure my impatience will over rule my sensibility soon because it's looking rather good and I'm anxious to get started.  Patience?  Moi?


Decided that since the relative humidity is rather 'low' in terms of working with linen that using a temple is the better part of discretion.  Thanks to Syne Mitchell for the loan of this 'baby' temple which perfectly suits this 20" wide (in the reed) warp.

I also put the humidifier on to help raise the relative humidity near the loom.  Hopefully this warp will come off the loom with no 'issues'....

Currently Reading Who I Am by Pete Townsend.  Not sure I will finish it.  Depends on whether or not it gets 'tedious'.

5 comments:

charlotte said...

Oh, that's too bad! But it happens, it has happened to me as well :( I keep fingers crossed that it closes up during wet finishing.

barbara said...

Darn - hopefully the wash will take care of it! My fingers are crossed that you won't notice once they are washed and hard pressed. Weaverly yours .......

Elena said...

Oh, it does happen! Actually I can't even see the mistake in the photo, but I trust you it's there..Anyway I would consider it only a small imperfection that shows it's handmade and just makes it more fascinating!

Countryside Reflections said...

I can't see the error even with the arrow pointing to it. I don't think you should be concerned at all. If I had a hand woven towel and I looked close enough to see an error, it wouldn't bother me one bit. In fact I would kind of like it because it would show that it's not machine made. I like imperfections!

Louisa said...

I sure can't see the error from the photo! And I'm usually good at spotting these things. I hope it just closed up in the wet finishing. 20 yards is kind of a lot of "seconds"!