My journey into the world of weaving

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Weaving does continue!

That is to say, I am currently preparing for my next project of napkins, using stash. The pattern is from Handwoven, M/J 2010, p. 34. I am adapting to Lucy’s draft, a huckaback variation. I am feeling very worthy for using up some stash! And then I do have a next project, using new fiber and making clothing for the first time!

I am spinning, always spinning. I am in fact reaching the end of my fiber stash! I need to find a fiber fest in my future! Currently I am spinning Border Leicester and Border Leicester with mohair.


And done!

I feel pleased with myself that I finished number 2. Finished that is on the loom. I hemstitched and then wove the filler for the third bathmat which will be the mauve color.
The weaving is going well. I am very curious to see if beating tighter will affect the waffle weave.
There is a ever so slight difference in tension on the left side. The effect is that I notice it only in a certain light! It’s not getting worse so I am not going to do anything about it but I am monitoring it.
So far, no glaring errors! The treadling is easy for these bathmats and I am really happy with my sheds.
So on to #3!

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Weaving bathmats

I threaded the heddles and sleyed the reed.
I began to weave the filler and noticed some irregularities. What was going on? Aha. The culprit was found – a heddle error! I had been so careful too! At least I found it now and was able to fix it. I fixed it by putting in an extra heddle and threading through that. I’ve never done that before and I hope it will hold and not fray the end.
So then I wove the filler again. Followed by an inch of plain weave.
I am consciously beating an extra beat to this weaving. See if that helps with the waffle.
So far so good. I think!