Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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With deadlines looming (yeah, I know) I can't waste any time so the table runner warp is going into the loom right away.  There was time yesterday to get it beamed, this morning I was busy, and this afternoon I am threading.

I usually do more complex designs/patterns because I do have 16 shafts and this will be no exception.  The pages taped to the side of the loom (three of them) show me the thread by thread sequence of the ends.  All 764 of them.  

It will take me about three hours to thread - hopefully with no errors! - so with any luck at all I will get it mostly done this afternoon and finish the rest tomorrow morning.  Then another hour or so to sley and tie on and I should be ready to weave after lunch tomorrow.

My first priority on this warp is to use up all of the 18/2 Fox Fiber naturally coloured cotton.  I figure I have enough for about 40 yards of weaving.  (You get a lot of play time with finer threads!)  The warp is 50 yards long because when I'm done with the Fox Fiber I will use some singles linen in half-bleached, which should look quite elegant on this natural and bleached white (well mixed) warp.

That's the plan, at any rate.


Rhonda from Baddeck said...

Interesting idea to mix natural and white in the warp. I'm taking both to Cape Breton for warps, and could end up with too little of either left over, so might steal this idea.

Laura Fry said...

Steal away. I'm sure I'm not the only one doing this. :)

Peg Cherre said...

"A man, a plan, a canal, Panama." Remember that old palindrome? When I come up with 'a plan' that often comes to mind. Thankfully more of that and less of "when man (or woman) plans, God laughs."

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