Friday, October 24, 2008


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Rod at back heddles

This is a view from the back of the loom. Actually, at this point I can still weave another inch or two. But using a shuttle would be impossible….
"How Much More Can I Weave?" was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on October 23, 2008. © 2008 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Susan B. said...

Hmmmm, I think I've been there!

Leigh said...

Well, I'm impressed!

Martin and Jessica said...

Just amazing, Peg! I don't think I've ever gotten the back apron that close to the heddles and been able to get a shed, much less weave! Way to go!

Peg in South Carolina said...

I can get a shed alright, but it really rises up at the bottom so there is no way I could throw a shuttle. But the shed is nevertheless large enough so that I can pass a pirn through by hand.

Dorothy said...

I got about that close on my last warp, but the shed was a bit smaller than the shuttle by the end! I guess the answer to that is a thinner shuttle ;)

Peg in South Carolina said...

Meg I cannot leave comments on your new embedded comments form. No letters show. Here is what I wanted to say regarding part 2 of does good weaving have to hurt.
I found this a really interesting post. I think you should print this out and in a week or so study it. Study it to find what it is you like and then to go from there.