Making time…and losing it

I successfully wove, fringed, and wet finished the three scarves on the ‘springtime’ warp. All 3 are commercially dyed 8/2 tencel for both warp and weft.

First up has a black weft with a straight treadling. Here’s the full scarf and a closeup so you can see both sides of the finished piece.

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Dungeon but no dragon

I spent 5+ hours in my basement today. With its concrete floor and unfinished nature, my basement is a very functional space, especially for dyeing. But comfortable, bright, or cheery it is not. Rather dungeon-like, actually.

2 yellows and an orange

Warp painting is a many-day process for me. On Monday spent several hours […]

Springtime warp

Spring brings bright colors to the outdoors. And to the loom. This is a tencel warp for three scarves that I’ll weave in an undulating twill.

Repeating my mistakes

Well, well, well. I’ve done it again. Made the same mistake – twice – that I’ve made before and swore I wouldn’t do again. HAH!

What is that mistake? It’s forgetting to allow for take-up in my warp calculations. That’s why I didn’t have enough warp for 10 towels. If only I’d realized it before […]

Up against it

I had an order for 3 custom towels. So I put on a warp for 10. Or so I thought.

This is how my warp ended. I could not get the shuttle through that opening any more. And I know that the last towel is really too short. So is one of the […]