Thursday, February 04, 2016

Hurry Up (Slowly) and Wait

I put on a long (for me) warp as an experiment over the Christmas Holidays.  I thought that I was going to have lots of time to sit and weave and that this project would fly off the loom.  It turns out I was wrong...all around!

It's February and I am beginning to see the light at the end of my seven yard tunnel.  The piece is deflected double weave, 36" wide, in 10/2 cotton and fine wool (18/2??).  And, I am embarrassed to say, the entire piece is a sample.  I want this to shrink and puff to make some shawls, and I think it will, but I haven't proved it yet!  I am slowly making progress...between 4" and 20" a day.

The current challenge is that I'm not finished with this piece and I have already warped the next loom.  Here are the dobby bars...

...and the threaded loom:

 And everything is waiting for me to free up some shuttles!  Here are the five I am using on my plaid project!
Gah!  Guess it's time to get back to weaving!