Oh no now what

Some days it seems one won’t ever get to the point of weaving beautiful cloth. A simple 8 shaft turned twill makes weaving fairly simple. There’s no need to even use the Tempo Treadle to help with weaving. Just treadle 1-4 two times than 5-8 two times and vala pattern repeat is done. One shuttle to throw so weaving goes quickly.

Weaving did go quickly but a few problems needed fixing first. I discovered when threading that there were not enough heddles on 2 of the shafts. Oh my! I could rethread so the heddles could then be moved around on the shafts. Instead I added string heddles which is a fairly easy fix.

A change in weft colors and varied treadling helped appease the boredom that can set in when weaving multiple towels on a longer warp.

The towels are off the loom and being hemmed. Some will find their way to the CHH gallery at the Guild House in Houston this weekend.

Now to setup the looms for the next projects.

This Amaryllis is blooming on a 24 inch stem. Normally their 10-16 inches tall. The bulbs outdoors are just beginning to send up their buds.

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6 responses to “Oh no now what

  1. I haven’t learned the knack of setting the correct height on a string heddle. I will one day, miraculously, get it right! 😉 And I LOVE simple twills. Easy, fun and quick for those days when I get bored!

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  2. heddle threading excitement…. soooo been there! Well done. Your fabrics are always amazing.

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  3. I’m always surpised at how quickly the new project excitement turns into repetition boredom and that’s even when I have to correct lots of mistakes to keep it interesting. What’s a long warp length in your weaving practice?

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