Posted by Peg in South Carolina
For the curious, the wooden object sitting on top of the table just to the right front of the sewing machine is my Schacht yardage counter. It is sitting on that book because thickness is needed for the implement that attaches the counter to the table. At the right of the table, the very edge of the Leclerc skein winder I use is visible. Yes, I have been winding some hand-spun skeins of yarn.
And here is the empty loom waiting for its next warp. I am ready to wind the bouts: 10/2 mercerized cotton. This will be my dummy warp for the handspun. Previously I used 5/2 pearl cotton for the dummy warp. But when the dummy warp got to the heddles at the very end of the weaving, I had quite a bit of trouble getting them through the heddles, even with the ends cut very short. I am hoping that the thinner yarn on the dummy warp will make life easier.