So what am I weaving to get back into the groove? I had a few chenille scarf warps in my basket that didn't get woven last year so they are my first task. It's familiar and a good way to ease back into producing new work. This task of weaving what is left behind helps me to clear my studio of projects and move ahead to designing new work.
So here's the process so far:
After putting the warp on the back beam, it gets threaded through the heddles. This is one place where the pattern is determined by the threading sequence.
The next step is to bring all the threads through the reed which will keep them in sequence and the correct spacing.
After this the warp gets tied onto the front apron bar and a heading is woven in. This step helps to even out the spacing of the yarn. It can be any material. I use toilet paper which is easy to rip out when the piece is taken off the loom.
|Ready to Go|
Here are close up pictures of the sampler. I have my favorites. What ones do you like?
|Amethyst and Navy|
|Navy with Pom Pom and Blue Purple|
|Eggplant and Dark Teal|
|Dark Teal with Pom Pom and Hunter Green|