Sunday, October 07, 2007

Look! I'm weaving!

Heh! The first part of converting non-fibre obsessed family members is to have them try it. My son was watching me work on my sampler and wanted to give it a go. He thought it was fun. heh!

Now, all I have to do is to get my husband to try. Actually, I think he's already resigned himself to the fact that there will be a loom in our future.

It's slowly making sense, I think. I'm trying to keep the edges nice and neat.

Ok, this is what I've learned so far...

1. If I pull the wool snug so that it pulls the last edge warp thread in as I put the shuttle through, when I squish it down with the beater, it will make a nice edge. The trick is to keep it consistent.

2. Same with beating - keep it consistent and use even pressure.

3. The pattern one is trying to achieve is a combination of raising the warp threads in sequence to produce the weave pattern. The more harnesses you have, the more possiblities for patterns.

This is fun! :D


  1. Anonymous5:52 pm

    I used to weave and had a loom, but I wasn't using it and have disposed of it. If I find any leftover items, and can remember which blogger weaves, I will try to contact you. Good luck.

  2. Ooh..Cool! Looks good!

  3. Mwaahaahaaa! Sucked into yet another fibre craft! I'll keep an eye out for a cheap loom for you. There are some fairly nice table looms made these days. One about 22 inches wide can make just about anything you want. Just don't buy a Dorothy! Noisy and clunky! (But maybe better than nothing.) There used to be quite a few Leclerc 4-shaft floor looms kicking around but I haven't seen any for sale lately.