About Lars Jensen
I started weaving in 2007 when it was brought to my attention that there were not enough of those “rag rug things” around to keep by the back door for when the dog came in from ...
That citrus zest rug I’m weaving just now. It’s far enough on the loom that we can sort of see both sides. There are still mounds of fabric ready to be torn into strips or already torn strips that need to be sewed into lengths of weft.
I do own 2 commercially made weaving shuttles, but mostly I rely on one or two of the 7 I made myself. Usually 2 of mine and the larger of the bought ones. The smaller bought one has yet to be used by me, actually not bought, but gifted.
Geoff says: “This part of getting set up for the next group of towels is one I don’t witness often. The material is stretched all over with sandbags to hold it taut, then he uses an ordinary comb to separate the threads. The preparation is fairly remarkable”.
Here’s a few pics of my booth at the Portland Handweavers Guild at Gathering of the Guilds come on down and find something to buy!
Here’s my current loom process, getting ready to wind on the warp, up over a dowel on the ceiling, across the ceiling and over another rod and then down and weighted with sandbags to add tension to the warp as its wound on.