Posted by Peg in South Carolina
But not off the loom, not mended, fringes not twisted, not wet finished, not pressed. And it’s staying on the loom for a bit.
I have made preparations for doing a bit of sampling on the last of this warp.
After securing the closing shots of the scarf with junk yarn, I inserted a number of sticks into the different sheds until I had enough to do a fringe on the scarf. These are the same sticks I use to separate warp layers when beaming on. Then I threw a few shots of heavy rug yarn and then a few shots of 10/2 cotton.
Now I am ready to sample.
But I don’t have a whole lot of room left for the sampling.
The back rod is at the bottom of the back beam. That means it won’t be long before it lifts off the beam and starts rising to the back of the loom. When that happens, how much I can continue to weave is based on the quality of the warp tied on to that back rod. It’s not actually tied on to the back rod; the rod was inserted through loops. That makes the chances pretty good that it will be fine. But I never know and don’t count on anything.
Those extra little warp ends going round and round the beam are the extra warp ends I hadn’t needed when I was done threading. I had just thrown them to the back, cutting them as short as I could.
Also visible is one of the intarsia bobbins I use to wind the selvedge weft on to. I then attach weights to it with shoe laces.
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