Centerweave

My journey into the world of weaving


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1200 ends is a lot of ends to thread

I took advantage of having a day off and thought I could complete the threading.
Nope.
As I neared the last bunch of ends, I realized it was two off. Sigh.
So I began to check, from the beginning. The error was, of course, about half way through. An unfortunate repeat. So I added two heddles and have been unthreading in order to rethread. I’m about where I was when I started this morning!
I guess I’m a little rusty but 1200 is a lot of ends.


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I’m here! working on the blanket

Time does fly! What a winter – so much snow. And here it is, almost the end of March with still a couple of feet on the ground.
Dishtowels: they did make it off the loom but have yet to be finished. I moved my sewing machine downstairs so I am hoping that will be more conducive to finishing them in the near future. I need to baste the edges, wash, cut them apart, and hem them.
Baby blanket: all 1200 ends!This has taken me a while. When I arranged the bouts on the loom, I discovered I only had 1192 ends! What to do! If I didn’t add the ends would it mess up the pattern? More importantly would I know HOW to adapt the pattern? Answers: yes and no. So I added 4 ends on each side. They are tied onto the back beam rod so at least I won’t have them in their little containers tangling with each other.
I am now currently threading the heddles and this is going well, albeit slowly. I have threaded a third.
I will add pictures when there is something to see! But so far so good.


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If only to just post in November before the month ends….

I have done some spinning, not too much weaving. I don’t know where the days go! but I am hoping for cozy winter weekends spent at my wheel or loom.
I do have the Louet back (my sister and I share this wheel). I would like to try spinning the raw fleece on that. What happens if I spin one bobbin on the Ashford and the other on the Louet and then ply on the Louet? I guess I’ll try it!
One observation: I have begun wearing scarves and enjoying wearing scarves. Especially mine. But. Many of mine I gave away! So. That’s next on the project boards: to spin a couple for me.

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