Msrch 19 - A friend came a week or so ago and put a warp on one loom for me. Today I wo more than a dozen dishcloths on it. My left hand is beginning to be a little more helpful when I weave. Perhaps it will soon be throwing the shuttle as skillfully and enthusiasticly as my right.
Customers often ask how long it takes to create the various items I have for sale item I have for sale. |The long answer varies,. The short answer is “Quite a while.”The long answer depends on the item. First I need to design the project, the nmeasure the warp. The next step is to move the measured warp to the loom,w ind it on and thread the heddles and reed. The time involved in these steps depends upon the pattern and thetype type and weight of the yarn being usedas well as the number of warp threads. My dishcloths each have about 130 warp threads; baby blankets have upwards of eight or nine hundred threads. Threading and weaving both take longer with a complicated pattern, than with a simple one. After weaving, the fabric is removed from the loom and finished. This usually involves washing and either hemming or twisting a fringe. I do all my hemming by hand because I feel that something that has required the time a and effrot to get this far, deserves the care of hand finishing. .
- Since I came home from the hospital tfofive months ago, I have tried countless times to knit a pair of mittens for my son and attempted to put more than ten warps on the loom. All to no avail. l am making progress in little steps, though, so I focus on those. I have taught myself to knit again and finished weaving off a warp that was set up on my big loom before I had the stroke .That was a couple towels that came out beautifully. I am having some difficulties hemming them, but am confident that if I keep trying, I will succeed. They say failures are simply stepping stones on the path to success.
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