Posts Tagged “Loom”
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 rug was based on the fall color inspiration in 2017 from a tree in my yard. Here is the product closer to being finished:
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.
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.
4 dishtowels just cut off the loom. Ready to be cut apart and hemmed, then washed and ironed. I hope to have 1 more group of 4 ready for the gathering of the guilds sale at the end of next month.