My journey into the world of weaving

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Labor Day weaving and spinning

I have done a fair amount of spinning this weekend, getting to know my wheel again, all the quirks of it.

I am almost done with the second dish towel. This pattern was easy – a lot of the weft is in natural with color highlights. I am sure to get a third out of this warp, not so sure about a fourth but time will tell.

I truly cannot believe it is September. The summer flew by – time pushes us right into winter before we know it.

September is going to fly by too. My husband’s stone will be set on Sept. 14th and then I am off to the Commonground Fair for the whole weekend of September 19-21!

I am finding my rhythm again. It’s a little sporadic still but beginning to feel as it should!

And the best part is, I finally caught up with my broken ends! Two are very close together so it looks a little bunchy right now but I’m betting it will be just fine!


The warp from hell

I came so very close to ditching this project as I faced over 200 tangled ends. Who knew 8/2 unmercerized cotton would be so sticky? I didn’t! would it have been better to warp back to front after all? I suspect maybe.

But I plugged away, shaking, reshaking, untangling all the ends, and beaming slowly inch by inch.

The warp is beamed now and tied onto the front beam. All the ends are happy ends, albeit 8 or so inches shorter.

I need to tie up the treadles and then I think I can begin to weave!

Oh and yes, I had 4 broken ends so I have those to deal with.


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