Not difficult as it is plain weave and isn’t very wide – 8 inches. I’m hoping it only shrinks to 5! Also hoping I have enough weft for this. Using handspun baby alpaca. I think I do.
This is a project to use up some of my stash. The warp is bamboo (left over from the baby blanket) and the weft will be alpaca and camel mixes! I’m taking on a plain weave. This was challenge enough!
I have threaded the heddles…it took a moment of consideration. I am so rusty! But it’s becoming smoother and smoother. Next is sleying the reed. I’ll update. This feels good!
I am beginning my first project in the new home! Only took 8 months! but I had been thinking about this one for a bit.
I am very rusty. I had to sit and think about the whole process of dressing the loom but I think I am getting it now. Project is beaming fairly smoothly – I’ll get that done today I am sure.
I need to do an errand but I’ll be back to work on this and maybe watch the Olympics at the same time!
Thanks for reading – it’s good to be back.
It only took 6 months or so but I took the scarf off of the loom today. I still need to finish it: fringe and wash. Then I’ll take pictures!
I am moving in the next few weeks so I won’t be starting a new project until I am in my new home.
I am looking forward to participating with NOBO Guild again in 2016.
Thanks to anyone still reading! I want to get back into blogging about my weaving and spinning. I think it keeps me honest!
I began a new project this weekend.
The pattern is shadow-weave, from Handwoven,Jan/Feb 2012, p. 46.
The fiber is tencel – two colors: black and taupe. I have never woven with tencel before. So far it is a charm.
But that might have something to do with that there are only 145 ends plus two.
I almost did too much warp but was able to remedy that easily and quickly.
Beaming was easy! I do love my Tools of the Trade loom.
Next – thread the heddles!