My journey into the world of weaving

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Playing with the pinks!

Or what you do when you are a wee bit worried you might run out of one color! The 4th bathmat is mostly mauve but in ordering the yarn, I got the wrong color – it is pink! So I may not have enough of the mauve for the full bathmat.
So. I am doing a little pink-mauve-pink pattern in the middle of the bathmat AND I am using TWO shuttles! I have no idea if I am doing this right or even what I am doing but it’s fun to play and experiment with this particular bathmat. I think it’s looking good.
I am pretty sure I’ll have enough mauve to finish it up. It’s kind of exciting actually to create something that probably no one else has or no one else would even dream of creating!
More than half way done. I’ll be finishing this weekend and I’ll have the new yarn to warp!


4th bathmat begun – broken end!

I began weaving the 4th bathmat (mauve) and almost immediately had a broken end! Rats!
But I pulled out Margaret’s clear instructions on how to repair, followed them, and feel successful! I think the only sign of repair is a slightly more tense end. I don’t think it’s too too visible.
So onward with the weaving! It’s been a good weekend for weaving.
And I am going to order the yarn for the next project as the bathmats will most likely be completed sometime in the next week or so.

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Third bathmat – blue – is done

And one more to go on this series! The next is mauve.
I wove well today, I felt. It felt smooth, no errors. Last night I had to take out about 6 picks. I had duplicate a couple of picks and it was definitely noticeable! I don’t think even fulling would have helped!
I am distracted with my thoughts of the next project. Suddenly there seems to be so much to weave! so many different patterns! I really want to try the double weave but now I am thinking of staying “simple”. Another couple of scarves, perhaps with a more complex twill, and, oh yes, a finer yarn! Yes, that’s what I’ll do! It’s enough of a new weaving experience to keep me on my toes. Also, I am weaving Christmas presents so I don’t want to get too experimental. I’ll save that for after the holidays.
I’m glad I talked that out!
Tomorrow I’ll work on the 4th. And finish my plans for the next project.


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!