|Blue sample from my original pattern test and alpaca yarn above it.|
|Notice that there are no more heddles on shaft one and more yarn to thread|
Plain weave on a Bronson threading is lifting shaft one against lifting everything else and sometimes shaft one will lift with the "everything else" treadle. With this loose of sett (6 epi) I did not have trouble with shaft one lifting so there was no need for extra rubber bands added to shaft one.
|Shawl two in the weaving, loose sett and squares of lace|
The first shawl had a pattern of diamonds on it and the second is stripes and squares. I worked with graph paper for a while to get the patterns that would work on this threading and those two were my favorite.
|Shawl two with stripes and squares.|
|Shawl one with diamonds|
I had a couple of yards of warp left, not enough for another shawl and too much for a sample, so I just cut off the shawls and fulled them. Shawl one was fulled in the wash machine, agitating for 4 minutes. Shawl two was fulled on the rolling felting machine for 10 minutes on each side. I was curious to see if it would felt/full up as nice on the machine. I was surprised that it felt softer and the fringe finished nicer. I may try the roller more often to full my work.
|Here you see the comparison of unfulled on the left and fulled on the right.|
|Here you see the slip knot|
|After threading, groups look bad, but have the slip knots.|
And I tied an overhand knot in each inch of warp threads. To attach the knotted groups of warp ends, I borrowed some heddles from my inkle loom and looped them on the warp beam rod.
|Putting the knotted warp through the loops.|
|Here's the loop heddles, used to "lash" on the warp.|
|The warp wound on perfectly and I'm ready to tie on.|
|Another view of shawl one tied like a scarf.|