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Friday, March 14, 2014

Scary Things



Yes, this warp might appear to be a little scary.  Click to biggify and see just how tangled it is!

But these tangles don't scare me.  When I took the first photo, it was about 12 minutes to 6.  It took about 5 or 6 minutes to get the warp looking like this:


And by 6:15 I was back upstairs with the 10.5 meter long warp beamed, the cross transferred, the lease sticks set into the Angel Wings, studio shut down for dinner.

Just knowing that I have the warping valet, will be tensioning the warp for beaming and that this particular yarn can be brushed with little ill effect means I can confidently go ahead and deal with it.

Biggest lesson?  Don't let our fears control what we will - and will not - do.  Unless of course bodily harm might be a consequence!

5 comments:

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Respect...

I'm thoroughly impressed. My weaving teacher has a head Full of Curls and teases us about how well she untangles any snarl in yarn or hair !~!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,
Where did you get your angel wings? Is there a place in Canada to purchase them?

Thanks!

Laura Fry said...

Apparently Leclerc sells something similar but I bought mine from Purrington Looms in the US.

cheers,
Laura

Laura Fry said...

Just checked the Camilla Valley website and found them listed as 'threading helpers'.

cheers,
Laura

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your help!