My journey into the world of weaving



I’m not sure “rebegun” is a word but that’s what I have done!

I am weaving two scarves: 6 inches wide and about 60 inches long. For warp, I am using Jo Sharp Silkwood Aran Tweed, “licorice” color. For weft, MY homespun which is a mix of merino wool and alpaca. Threading was simple: 1-2-3-4. The pattern is a 2/2 twill.

I wove a few repeats of the pattern and saw this:


As Peg says in her post, photos do not lie and blogging one’s work keeps one honest. Truly. If it was between me and the scarf, I might not have rethreaded. Another reason was one my husband posed. He creates arches out of cement blocks. To make those blocks, he has to design patterns and cut into wood. When he makes a mistake, he has to toss the wood and begin again. At least, he says, I don’t have to throw away everything!

So I discovered where the error was and learned it only affected half the ends. I only had to rethread and resley 30, not 60 ends!

It didn’t take long and soon I was weaving away again. I am very pleased with the outcome!


It is going quickly! I do have a broken end already and I am very conscious of the delicate warp. It’s far more delicate than I like but I am using both gentle tension and beat. And so far, both warp and weft are happy!

As an aside, see the yarn I scored in an auction!

auction yarn

It is Deerfield Valley Yarns from WEBS. The color is “chestnut”. I got 7 skeins, the little bag, some patterns, a book, and knitting needles – all for $60.00! A steal! I should feel guilty (the auction was a good cause) but I just feel smug.

4 thoughts on “Scarves…rebegun

  1. Rebegun? My kind of thinking, Susan. Life of a weavaer never seems to be a straight line like a cotton, but tons of loops and slubs and eye lashes… Good for you!

  2. Since my error is in the middle, if worst comes to the worst, I too will have to rethread only half the warp. But with this crackle threading, that just gives me another opportunity for a threading error…..sigh……
    Good for you for fixing the error.

  3. When you have this sort of error, do you just add a repair heddle and then resley? Or did you have to redo the heddles too? I’m always curious how people undo and redo things….
    The scarf looks great, by the way!

  4. I had to rethread the heddles – but only half of them! I don’t know what I would do if it was a lot of ends. But I am glad I did rethread and resley. I like how the scarf is turning out!

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