Monday, 6 December 2010

Enforced pause

I had a sudden change in direction lately when I slipped on the ice and broke my wrist. More posts when I resume weaving.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Starting to weave!

I fastened the yoke section flat onto a sturdy cardboard to begin weaving. Duct tape and pins hold it firm. There have been some difficulties keeping a good tension on the warp. The rest of the loomskin is wrapped in pillowcases and pulled tight around the back of the card out of the way.

At last I threaded my new bone needle with the beige yarn and a strand of turquoise and began to weave at the neck edge.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Fastening down the warp

Warping the JACKET has taken much longer than I imagined. I set aside a six hour stretch last Thursday to do this job. But that wasn't nearly enough time and I've spent several hours a day for 5 more days to finish. Here is the completely warped loomskin.
 I fastened the warp down using a variety of methods. Threading a cord through the holding stitiches at the yoke edge to hold down warp pairs. Threading a cord through the rows of holding stitches at the hem. Tying each of the stitches at the end of each shaping wedge, etc.