Weaving 3

Tightly tying Warps.

Tightly tying Warps.

With all the Reed Sleyed (slain?) we have to tie the ends onto the front apron rod (the apron is the canvas that is attached to the loom). A different method loops a cord through the knotted ends, and around the rod.

Temporary Knots.

Temporary Knots.

The ends have to be tied so that the tension is even all the way across, we use temporary knots that can be adjusted as you go along.

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Feeling the tension

Feeling the tension

When all the warps are tied to the rod we pat them unscientifically to feel if the tension seems even across the warp. If they are, the temporary knots are secured and we can start…

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Fat Wefts

Fat Wefts

Weaving!  We put fat wefts in for a few inches to spread the warp out and to check for mistakes. The fat wefts are made of leftover loom waste from other projects.

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Arg! Two threading mistakes!

Arg! Two threading mistakes!

Oh Curses! Two threading mistakes – look at #’s 24 and 25 from the left edge of the orangey warps – they should not be going over and under at the same time…Also #’s 34 and 35 – the same problem, though it is harder to spot because it occurs in the gap between bunches.  Fortunately the mistakes are near the end of the warp so we only have to re-thread and sley 80 warps. Also fortunately we didn’t get very far with the weaving so there is not very much to undo.

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15 thoughts on “Weaving 3

  1. Beautiful weavings are going to be made! Good thing that mistake showed up early enough to fix easily – though it sounds like a lot of work for small wooden hands.

    • You really have to stop and undo and re-thread if a mistake shows up in threading, or else you end up with six weavings that bug you. Even trying to concentrate, sometimes the mistakes don’t show up until you start the weaving!

  2. Wow! I would love to learn how to weave. Maybe, someday in the not so distant future. Keeping my fingers crossed. Beautiful colors!

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