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keeping warped

August 9, 2012

this student loom has barely had time to cool down

Sandi finished her scarf yesterday

I know she went home happy, ready to warp her own loom

she also wove a sample to see how a third colour would work on the log cabin pattern

today I’m putting a warp on the loom for Fibrations 

please visit on Aug. 19th and try a little weaving

I made a raddle for the loom, I always use one when warping and I think it is helpful for new weavers, to prevent excessive draw-in and consequently broken selvedge threads. Elastic bands work well to keep threads from jumping out of their slots.

the silk scarves are finished, wish my pictures could show how beautiful they are

now on to a warp for the floor loom

12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2012 2:30 am

    gorgeous scarves! i can relate to long warp weaving boredom. those last 50 cms are real killers.i could even do the windows instead.

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  2. August 10, 2012 5:16 pm

    Those scarves are capital “G” gorgeous!!

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  3. August 10, 2012 5:15 am

    i, too, like short warps. the current 5.5 yards seems HUGE to me!

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  4. August 10, 2012 12:41 am

    Those scarves are oishii!!

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  5. August 9, 2012 4:48 pm

    Every time I can feel the excitement. The anticipation. I love looking at the warped looms.

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    • August 9, 2012 5:31 pm

      Renee – I generally work with fairly short warps. I like the designing, warping (yes, warping!) and the excitement of getting started, then I get bored in the middle. I put on one warp for several different projects and I’m always eager to get to the next one and see what that weft will be like. We all weave differently, that’s the fun of it.

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  6. Judith permalink
    August 9, 2012 3:47 pm

    The scarves are beautiful. I looked up the draft but I don’t have enough
    shafts! I love your blog, it is really inspiring. Thanks for your lovely posts.

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    • August 9, 2012 3:58 pm

      thanks, Judith – the pattern can be reduced to 8 harness if you have that many. I found the tricky part to be the number of dents in the reed – the 2 fine threads being sleyed double and then the 2 heavier singly

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