Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
You can see some in the picture where I have tied in an extension with some waxed linen that was the wrong weight.
how Eddie of Macomber Looms re-strings a plain warp beam, I decided I ought to rig up some way to measure the strings as I was putting them on, to get them all approximately the same length. This is the jig I came up with. I used the board that I have been using a raddle with my other loom, duct-taped (aka duck tape) to the floor at an angle. I placed it so that the old strings went around each nail. Here I've started to take the old strings off.
Then I repeated the whole process with the bottom beam.
I also replaced the little ties that hold the front tie-on rod to the cloth beam apron (first photo above).
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Lacy leno-weave or "fancy gauze" scarves - one of the many locally-handmade items available at the
Designing Weavers Exhibit & Holiday Sale
550 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre
Sat & Sun, 22 & 23 November
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The warp is 40/2 bleached linen, again set at 30 epi, and the ground weft is the same 40/2 bleached linen. For the pattern weft, I used 22/2 cottolin in autumn colors.
The treadling is shown in this screenshot from the weaving software I use (Fiberworks PCW). The patterned area is woven "using tabby", that is weave a pattern pick with the pattern colored yarn, then a plain weave pick, then another pattern pick, then the alternate tabby. Note that the center portion is not exactly symmetrical.