Tying on

Meanwhile, in the studio I have been tying on a short warp of chocolate brown merino/silk to weave a limited edition of zig-zag scarves for the Tea Green event in December.

As I have already said (probably several times), I don’t like tying on a warp at the back of the Megado as my knees and the warp beam want to occupy exactly the same space. And the warp beam always wins. So this time I tried tying on at the front – all the while fighting down my apprehension about beaming the warp through the reed and heddles, as this is a yarn that can pill itself together just from being looked at.

To my amazement, the knots travelled from here…


…to here


without so much as a twinge of a hesitation. Smooth as butter, and the whole warp was beamed in no time. I’ve begun weaving scarf #1, while at home I have started on the inevitable.


Tying on” was posted by Cally on 11 Nov 2016 at http://callybooker.co.uk

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2 Responses

  1. Alison
    | Reply

    Nice work Cally. Great to get small surprises of joy like that to boost us along. Looking forward now to the end product.

  2. Cally
    | Reply

    Yes, it’s lovely when things go unexpectedly right!

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