Saturday, May 27, 2006

Beamed and Threaded

I've been meaning to weave tea towels for quite some time now but the whole warping process is a nerve wracking journey for me. I love the weaving part but struggle with the warping. I'm expecting a book on warping back to front but it will be at least a month before it arrives so I've decided to go ahead and take a gamble with this one.

I measured the warp quite some time ago and it's been sitting in my "play room" ever since as I mustered the courage for the next step. Friday I struggled through the beaming process. Today, in fits and starts throughout the day, I got the heddles threaded.

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Tomorrow if nothing else comes up, (I live rather spontaneously), I will be sleying the reed and tying onto the cloth beam. There are some rather scary looking twists in the warp. I have no idea how they got there! I don't have enough experience to know if it will be a problem later or not.

Wish me luck!

6 comments:

AB said...

Good luck.

What???

You said to wish you......

*nevermind......*

Rabbitch said...

The whole process looks scary. And fun!

I should be dealing with the same thing in the next couple of months. My loom comes home either tomorrow or Monday ...

dragon knitter said...

i suppose warping is like casting on, only 10 times worse. except you only have to warp once, and get lots of woven things from it, and you have to cast on EVERY time for knitting. hmmm, sounds like fun. i gotta see if i can find an inkle loom, the lady over at woven thoughts (www.saralamb.blogspot.com) is doing a tutorial on inkle weaving. might learn something from ehr blog as well. she has a yurt!

Marlene said...

Well it's something like casting on.....in that you HAVE to do it if you want to get to the rest of the project, but it is different in that the warping process can sometimes be 50% or more of the actual time it takes to make something, especially when you are new to warping.

vanessa said...

i've warped front to back and back to front, it's always a pain!

Nit One Perl Two said...

I am so happy I found your site. It appears we have more in common than knitting! I'll let you know when I complete the "world renound" triple lindee patern!