The Dorothy has had a double weave warp on forever. It is a narrow warp and do I really need to weave it or can I just trash it...I have problems with that.
The Baby Mac has the leftovers of a workshop this summer with Robyn Spadey. The workshop was wonderful and I enjoyed weaving several great structures. My loom has corduroy left on it.
The Baby Wolf has the dummy warp from the previous post. I have continued to weave scarves and the dummy warp has behaved just great.
The Big Mac needs to have the Faux Ikat woven off so that I can weave the rugs that need to be done by the end of the month.
I want to take the workshop with Judie Eatough that the guild is having. Since I am not working now, I have the time and I would love to spend 3 days with my weaving friends. I don't want to take the Dorothy, so cross that one off the list.
The Baby Mac will fit in my car, so I decided to work on it. I invited my weaving study group to come and weave a sample of corduroy so that I could empty my loom. They did a pretty good job, but there was enough left for a good sample showing different densities of pile...
Meanwhile, we got a new car...yea, I can now travel my Baby Wolf and then I could do an eight shaft pattern instead of a 4 shaft. So forget the Baby Mac and put more time on the Baby Wolf. I have been doing great with the scarves, but I do not want to take off the dummy warp until they are all done.
|I have become pretty fast with the weaver's knot|
|Number 10 warp looking good|
For my Faux Ikat technique, I wind the commercial hand painted yarn so that the colors "pool". It is pretty funny because I hate to have my yarn pool in knitting, but I work hard to get it to on the weaving.
|Here's the warp on the loom.|
In fact, I liked the twill so well, when I found another skein of painted warp when I was cleaning up, I decided to tie it on the ends and weave another shawl. This one is for me.
|Here's my warp wound, in the bag and ready to take to the loom|
When I started tying on the warp I realized that this is a different yarn, instead of three plys, this one is two ply and I have more ends when I finished the warp. I had to add warp ends to the loom (twice because I obviously can't count) and I had to use all my repair heddles and even add string heddles to get the full width threaded.
|Here you see the pink I added first then the blue that I needed.|
|Beautiful warp ready to find a good weft for it.|
Judie is one of the top teachers in the nation about weaving programs and she was more that happy to help me get started learning my program. I got to spend the three days with my weaving friends and watch the samples that they were doing...some really cool designs. I had some of my beginning weaving students learn some fun new stuff. But I came home early Saturday with a cold that I caught from the Mr.
Today I feel better after spending 24 hours in bed. Maybe now I can get one of these looms emptied!!!