Monday, 26 January 2009


Finished the weaving yesterday evening, the fabric strip has now been zigzagged and washed. Just need to hem and take photos now.

I had planned to make two tea towels, and see how much loom waste I ended up with. I got the tea towels, and a square face cloth, plus a smaller sampler (all up I think I had enough for three tea towels). I got within 40cm of the end of the warp, and had about 10cm lost for the tie on to start with. All in all I'm quite impressed - I expected to have more loom waste than that. I do plan to try and avoid working quite so close to the end of the warp again, it was rather awkward. But I know I can do it if I need to.

Next project is possibly a lightweight blanket. I have to do lots of planning first though, including counting heddles to see how many I have.

I'm aiming to get photos of the weaving I've just done sometime in the next few days.


Sue said...

Can't wait to see photos!

Gwen said...

Ditto on looking forward to seeing the pictures! ;)

I'm about to calculate my first loom waste - I'm sure it'll be a lot more than that...

Meg in Nelson said...

Yes, let us know how close to the heddles you manage to weave. The shortest on mine thus far has been 25cm.