Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Ready to weave again 2

Yes, ice resulted in yet another voice lesson cancellation (till tomorrow) and so gave me the opportunity to get back to work on my much neglected warp.  The progress is clearly visible.

I did the following:

  1. I cut off the woven segment in the center, letting the warp ends hang loose from the beater.
  2. I tied those ends in groups of 32 ends in loose temporary knots
  3. I replaced all the knots with overhand knots.  
  4. I cut the ends off the overhand knots so that they would be even
  5. I lashed the ends to the front bar, using medium polyester cord.
  6. I adjusted the warp ends for even tension
  7. I threw the first shot on treadle 1
  8. I corrected the the crossed warp ends that that shot revealed.
  9. I threw shots on each of the six treadles, repeating this several times.
  10. I readjusted the tension
  11. I stopped for the day

Needless to say, I am mightily pleased with myself!

What I now must do.

  1. Try to figure out which of the sample treadlings I am going to use.  A few months ago, I knew which one, but I didn’t make a note and so…………
  2. Figure out what colors I want to start weaving with
  3. Wind the necessary bobbins
  4. Double check the warp tension.
  5. Hold my breath
  6. Breathe
  7. Start weaving

But not tomorrow.

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Ice Brings Me Back to the Loom” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on January 11, 2011. ©2010 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Delighted Hands said...

The warp is stunning.......I am glad you will give it life!

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, Delighted Hands

Anonymous said...

Peg, I live outside Columbia SC and am looking for someone to teach me how to weave can you suggest someone in the area?

thank you
Sherry K
at g r a m s r a i n b o w @ Y a h o o . c o m ( remove spaces)

Peg in South Carolina said...

I am aware there is a fiber guild there, though I haven't heard anything from it in months, and I'm not sure there were any weavers in it. When I tried to find weavers in Columbia, all I could learn from anyone is that there were none. I would suggest going to the HGA web site and check it for more-or-less nearby weaving guilds such as Charleston and also North Carolina.