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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”.
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.
This beautiful parasol was knitted a few years back and recently purchased by a wonderful person at the show this weekend!
I’ve created a few rugs for the upcoming Portland Handweavers Guild event. Pendleton wool scraps were used on the more muted Wintery colors, and cotton for the lighter brighter colored rugs.
I’ve created a few towels for the upcoming Portland Handweavers Guild event.
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.