My journey into the world of weaving

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Second set well underway

My husband helped me beam the warp – I’m getting spoiled. It’s just so much easier with a second pair of hands – strong hands too!

Beamed, heddles threaded, and reed is all sleyed. Weaving has started!

One mistake: somehow I ended up with 199 ends, not 177. I’m not sure how that happened. What it translates into is two more repeats of the huck threading: 2-3-2-3-2-1-4-1-4-1. And about an inch wider. So overall everything worked out with the threading, I have woven 6 inches thus far and it looks good.

When I was threading the heddles, I came up with a different approach. Most likely someone else has thought of this. I put the ends in bunches of the pattern as above. So bunches of 10 ends for the bulk. This way I didn’t have to think and count at the same time! Just had to thread! Some prep time but well worth it.

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Started a new set of placemats

The white ones are done – I will post a picture at some point! I was able to do 6 plus a small one. This new set should give me 5. The pattern is the same: variations of huck lace and boxes. I am ready to beam the warp but taking a break. There’s always next weekend!

I am still spinning the llama. I finished one bobbin of single ply and have started a second. It’s going to make a lot of double ply! It feels good to get back into this.

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Weaving the 7th placemat

And I think that is all I can get out of this warp! They might get off the loom tomorrow. And that means I have to put something on! But what? I almost feel at a loss. I have enjoyed weaving these placemats so might continue with different fiber. Placemats are always good!

I am spinning on the Louet. I have a pound of llama! so that is what I am spinning. It’s going fairly smoothly.