Sunday, August 20, 2006

Warping All By Yourself

I've begun my next weaving project today. After reviewing my copy of Warping All By Yourself, I managed to dress my ridged heddle with the help of DH to tension the warp.

We were in our hot dining room while roasting a piece of pork in the kitchen all the while trying to tension the warp...... trying not to swat each other. "Pull it tighter...no... you haven't tension every bit of the warp." On and on we went until voila it came together. I spent a few hours after dinner happily weaving. This time I used wool and silk for both the warp and weft.


I did manage to weave about a foot and a half; I'm happy with the results so far.

Also this weekend I managed to finish knitting a bag that I'm planning to felt soon. I do love the way the colors pooled. I used a pattern by Farmhouse Yarns called the Cape Cod Bag. I knitted it in Charisma a wonderful New Zealand Wool that I purchased from Sue at RI Handspun.

4 comments:

Judith said...

Weaving! I must catch up with you. I used to love warping. Your loom and weaving look great--so does the multi colored bag.

Marisa said...

I can't wait to see the bag felted!! Great colors!

vanessa said...

cindy, did you just send me an email? i am totally confused!

vanessa said...

cindy, did i ever tell you about the first time i warped my look? 3 a.m. i was draped over the loom sobbing...
thanks for my blog comment!