Posted by Peg in South Carolina
The loom is back together. This means that the top of the beater is back on; the front back beam is set back in; and the front breast beam is back in place.
The 15-dent reed is centered in the beater. And the treadles are tied up.
Also, my auto-denter is at the ready.
I started sleying after returning from an eye examination. An eye examination which required not one drop in each eye, but two different drops. Obviously I couldn’t get to work right away.
But I got to work sooner than later simply because I had my trusty auto-denter. I sleyed the right half with no problems. Occasionally, as I double-checked, I found four ends instead of five in a dent. But I never found a missed dent or eight ends instead of four ends in a dent. To be able to do that with my eyes still feeling the impact of those drops is a real tribute to the auto-denter.
But now all this must stop in preparation for the arrival of the grandchild. Oh, and daughter as well……(grin!).