|Warps tied to the back end leash stick|
Then I had Ms. Maybelle hold and straighten the warps as I rolled the warps around the spool at the back end, being careful to place paper between each layer of warps so they wouldn't get tangled.
|Paper in place to make sure warps don't get tangled. Ms. Maybelle tells me I have pretty warps. I agree enthusiastically but tell them I would love them even if they weren't pretty.|
Next I adjusted the tension on the front end by tying the warps to the front end.
|Warps tied to front end leash stick.|
I wound severl bobbins with different kinds/colors of yarn for my weft.
|Hand-crank bobbin winder and bobbin the background.|
|I am amazing.|
Then I started out with a little fat yarn to help square up my warp threads.
|The green yarn is just filler to square up the warps for where I start to weave for real. I will take the green out when I am done. The turquoise is my tabby: the first of my real weaving since I started my weaving class. Isn't it pretty?|
THEN I GOT TO WEAVE FOR REAL!!! I started with a little basic weaving (over under, over under) that is called tabby. After I did about an inch of that, I sewed a hem so that it wouldn't come all unravelled when I take it off the loom.
Next week I am not going to class, so in two weeks I will start the real business of weaving my twill patterns (in a variety of yarns and colors). So. Excited.