Saturday, 15 May 2010

The threading begins

Started threading heddles now. I suspect this will take a while. (About 60 heddles threaded so far, was interrupted to eat cake).

Will post again when I'm done. I'm still vaguely optimistic about getting everything set up by the 26th (next meeting).

Cake eaten, time to go back to threading!

Sunday, 9 May 2010


Warp wound on now. Next marathon will be threading. I suspect I should set up all the right numbers of heddles before I start, to try and avoid at least one headache when I start.

Time to go and calculate heddle numbers!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Warp is all wound now. It may be too fine for me to weave competently, I hope not. I guess getting it threaded up by the next weaving meeting will count for something...

And in other news, my arms are tired. The cotton feels lovely running through my hands though.

And now I just need to clear out the stuff that's managed to get stashed inside my loom. Maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, 2 May 2010


Started calculating out the tea towels. I think I may possibly be a little mad, and I'm currently trying to work out how long a warp I want to make. I'm somewhat limited by the length I can wind on my inkle loom (one day I'll either make/buy a warping board/mill, or possibly just make some more inkle loom pegs).

I haven't worked out my maximum length yet, and I don't know how long I want to be stuck on a fine cotton warp for. I suspect I'll do it as long as I can.

(Just had a play, the maximum length I can work out at the moment is about 3.8m. I guess that'll do.)