Tag Archives: Warp

More ZigZag twill

 

I liked that last shawl, the blue and natural cotton one, so much that I tied a new wool warp to the end of that warp and kept the same threading and tie up for this one on the big Millbruck. You are looking at Zigzag twill #63 from handweaving.net. It requires 4 shafts and 6 treadles. I think I’ll cut this yardage up and sew it into zippered pouches.

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Ecce tela! Shawl update

Ecce tela! That means “Look, cloth!” in Latin, or it could mean weaving or web, or I could have it totally wrong. 😉

Anyway, I got the warp threaded and started the shawl and look how pretty it is going to be!

Weaving update, or Disaster looms

 

Disaster looms

Dunthor shawlSo, I present another one of a kind weaving. For those unfamiliar with my creations, one of a kind means I did not enjoy the process and will not undertake another. You may remember that I ended the last post on a positive note. Very shortly after that early success, everything went manky, with warp breakage, tension issues, the works. So it ended up 23.5 x 44″ which is a nice scarf size.

That was a learning experience, what I learned is that experimentation with warp yarns isn’t worth it. I remember an exchange on Ravelry where a new weaver commented that “old weavers” didn’t really “get” the fun of weaving with all the new knitting yarns and how much they were missing by not using sock yarn for scarves. An “old weaver” retorted that perhaps it was because they had experimented with them all when they were young and had determined that experimentation wasn’t the best way to enjoy their weaving time. I’d have to agree. You know, I have all these nice spools that say “warp” on them and I am going to pretty much stick with those for now. The next project will be a shawl, black warp and this cotton for weft, I am looking forward to it!

p.s. sorry about the awful pix, I will replace them tomorrow when I get some light.

Weaving!

I warped my Baby Wolf loom all by myself this morning which means….Robin is a really good teacher!  There are six main processes that have to be completed before you can weave:

  • measuring the warp
  • winding on
  • threading the heddles
  • sleying the reed
  • tying and tensioning the warp
  • weaving a header Continue reading Weaving!