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Sunday, May 19, 2013

4 Shaft Beginning Basics

I'm having a blast in my weaving class.  In the first class, we learned how to warp our table looms, which they let us take home for the duration of the class.  So far, I've made an extremely ugly sampler, a scarf, and a twill sampler.  I'm not sharing my extremely ugly sampler, so here's the scarf, warts and all.

First Project
 
The warping board
Oh dear, I don't think that's how we did it in class.
 
The cross looks okay -
let's give it a try.
 
To the loom!
Sley the reed!
Thread those heddles!
 
Drat!
Look at that mess in the middle!
Why it's...
the much-dreaded crossed threads!
 
 
This must be fixed before proceeding!
 
At last, I'm weaving.
It's just plain weave - over, under, over, under
The warp is a variegated tencel,
and the weft is tencel in a solid teal color.
 
 
Ta-da-
 
The ridges are just from folding.
 
Tencel was a good choice.
It's very soft and drapes well.
 
Of course I made my first project for David,
who's been doing my chores without complaint
while I merrily go to class.
  
 

19 comments:

Once Upon an Equine said...

Wow! Your scarf is beautiful. Amazing to see the whole process. Have fun! And I love the picture in your blog header.

Inger said...

The colors in that scarf are just gorgeous. My mother learned to weave and I still have scarves she made for me. You will be so good at this. I just know it.

sophie...^5 said...

Terry, this is beautiful! Seriously, you've made this with love, sweat and tears. Look at he smile on David's face. I really would love to try this, maybe some day!

Ron

Jim said...

Little Miss Weaver!! I love this too! Looks tedious, is it? Probably straight forward but tricky at first I would think.
Presto! And there it is! David is appreciative I can tell.
Nice job Terry.

Lori Skoog said...

Whoa Terry!!!!! I could not be more impressed.

Ruffles said...

Wow!! It looks slightly confusing. Lol but cool.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Wow ... what a great result and a happy model !! Congratulations, very well done you ....what a brilliant result .... Jayne

Kate said...

I am so impressed; I would be 100% lost if I had to negotiate that set-up.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow that looks amazing Terry! That class is paying off big-time!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Congratulations on your first weaving class. Your scarf is beautiful!
Just amazing to see the photos of the whole process. Have fun!

My mother was a very talented and an enthusiast wool weaver and teacher. If you have the time, please click on Tapestry, to see my mother works.
Have a good week ahead.

Angelikas Photographic Sketchbook said...

Nice weaving. It looks pretty complicating and you did a great job with it.

Dom said...

This is SO COOL (and something I know nothing about). Gorgeous color choices, too :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Have a great holiday weekend Terry!!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Terry, I am glad that you like my mother's tapestry! Thank you!

Hope you and your husband have a very pleasant weekend.

ruma said...





Hello, Terry.

Lovely and heartwarming your works..

Have a good day. From Japan, ruma ❃

A Brit in Tennessee said...

It looks grand !
I'd love to have a go....
~Jo

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Terry! I am in awe of your weaving! And David ~ he's such a good sport as well as model. I was thinking of you two yesterday as Terry and I visited Waimea Valley and saw the falls. What a gorgeous spot on this earth! Thanks for posting the spring flowers. I know I'm missing them here, and yes Paj is fairest in the field!
My Terry says he is still flattened by our spring too. You are so funny! Have a good one!

allhorsestuff said...

Try, That's So Great! ! !
My Husband Is Going To Be Jealous...He's Always Longed To Try.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yikes! Your blog hasn't shown up on my reader for weeks! I can't believe I missed your weaving. It looks GREAT!!!