New cords

Not, alas, for the fly shuttle. I can’t find the right diameter of cord in the local hardware places, so I will have to order some online. I bought a hank of finer cord, hemmed and hawed about it for a bit, and decided to use it on the Varpapuu instead.

So the grotty cords (that’s for you, Katie) seen on 1st January…

2015 Varpapuu

…have been replaced thus:

Varpapuu new cords

I’ve arranged it so that cords don’t go through the holes in the apron rod any more, because I prefer to be able to slip off the outer loops when the warp is narrow. As I use this loom for demonstrating and sampling, the warp usually is pretty narrow.

I haven’t got much further with Actual Weaving, though I have started making a warp for the Megado and spent a lot of time tinkering with drafts of different kinds. My head is reeling from the quantity of email coming in re CW: more than two hundred messages in the last seven days. Whoa. But I am learning not to multi-task: when I go to the studio, I focus on studio things. And I have dusted off my special mug to help.

thinking mug

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6 Responses

  1. Sandra Rude
    | Reply

    The magic word is “delegate.” Do that, and you’ll be fine.

  2. Martha
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    Love your mug! Hope CW doesn’t take all of your time. Do what Sandra says—delegate!

  3. Cally
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    You want to be careful what you suggest, Sandra, when you are sitting there unable to weave…! But, yes, I am delegating just as fast as I can.

  4. Marlene Toerien
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    Hi it strange to see your varpapuu I have 3 of them that works almost every day and I was priviliged to get to know the Kothes who designed the looms. They lived here in Pretoria.

  5. Kerstin
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    Finer cord can be used double… too thick cannot be pared down.
    Be brave! (or use some carpet warp – as long as it lasts, it lasts. AND it is cheap!)

  6. Katie Lacewell
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    Looks very nice and clean now. I like that you’re putting the rod through loops in the cords instead of threading through them. I like that, too.

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