Thursday, September 07, 2006

Real weaving, at last

This is the continuation of the huck lace that we learned at weaving camp. I warped the loom, threaded the heddles, set the tension and started weaving.

The edges are wonky. No doubt about it, any rhythm and smoothness that I developed at the class needs to be relearned. But, the pull-in is okay, and it looks pretty even. I'll do one more repeat of the pattern, then cut it off the loom, tie some fringe and throw it in the washing machine. The goal isn't to felt it, but for the wool fibers to "full". So it'll go in on gentle for just a few minutes and we'll see what it looks like. If all goes well, the huck sections will stand out and the pattern will become visible. We could have a table runner here!


Blogger Karen said...

Oh how exciting!! I know how long you've been waiting to have the loom all ready to go! Good for you. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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