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…
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.