Friday night roundup

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Having gone from here

whats on loom 2014-01-15

to here

grey map warp sleyed

and now here,

grey map warp lashed on

I am ready to weave on Monday morning. It’s been a hectic couple of days as I also had to tidy up (heavens!) for some new weavers-to-be who will be weavers by the end of tomorrow. However, I left the studio looking pretty neat and feel I’ve earned my Friday-night beer and pizza. Just a couple of random thoughts left in my head:

1. I don’t know about you, but I definitely favour lashing on over tying on for wider warps, i.e. anything much more than a scarf. I simply can’t manage enough consistency in the tension if I attach each bout separately, whereas the binding cord is so charmingly forgiving.

2. Did you notice in the photos that the right-hand end of the beater handle is considerably more grubby-looking than the left-hand end? I’m afraid that is the dye from my palm protection making its mark on the loom. I’ve had a go at cleaning it up but with limited success. Unless anyone has any bright ideas to suggest, I think I may just have to treat it as part of the natural life of loom use.

This warp does look lovely from the back.

grey map warp back of loom

I hope I haven’t made too many errors setting it up.

Friday night roundup” was posted by Cally on 17 Jan 2014 at

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4 Responses

  1. Sandra Rude
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    Oh, my, the sight of a newly made-and-beamed-and-threaded-and-lashed on warp is so full promise and bright future! So fresh and cheerful. Can’t wait to see what’ll be woven on it.

  2. Martha
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    Callie, you have indeed earned your beer and pizza. The warp is lovely, and I agree with Sandra it will be wonderful to see what you will be weaving.

  3. Margreet
    | Reply

    Wow, you worked hard to have it ready for weaving on Monday. Looks great, and I too look forward to what you will be weaving. And yes you earned your beer and pizza. And the blue is definitely part of the loom 😉

  4. neki rivera
    | Reply

    beautiful,beautiful. you deserve more pizza.and beer.

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