My journey into the world of weaving


Making cloth!

I have my third cloth warp on the loom! It is a hodgepodge of handspun and one fiber which I didn’t spin (the dark green). The warp colors are greens and rusts. The weft is an off white which had sparkles of sari fragments in it.

Third cloth

Here’s a picture of the first two together:

one and two

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Next project well underway!

I am weaving more cloth, using my handspun again. This cloth will be grays and whites and a few ends of colors thrown in. Same dimensions as the last.

I have sleyed the reed and am halfway through with threading the heddles. I’ll finish threading tomorrow and next weekend I’ll beam the warp and hopefully start weaving! Again a plain weave using more handspun as weft.

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Ends are taken care of!

I unwarped the loom, replaced each “bad” end with a “good”, retied, rebeamed, and have begun weaving again. I am very pleased. Tension is definitely more even and the weaving will be straightforward – a plain weave. The warp is multiple skeins of my handwoven; the weft is some gray handspun llama. It’s looking good! One selvedge is a little rough because of the fiber I used but I’m keeping it. So a weaving I will go!