Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I am Finally Threading my Loom

  This project has been looking at me for over a year now-perhaps two-crazy I know.
   Do some projects that you have started are just difficult to get back to?  This one turned out to be more tedious for me, and really gets to my back now-really can't be sitting and then standing and moving around-just easier to stand lol and be bent over for part of the process.
    I had gotten the idea to tie the new warp on to the previous warp to save time with the pattern threading. However what I forgot about is-there are two threads in each slot in the reed and then those two threads go into two different heddles to form the pattern. So my pattern is there, but I need to pull the two threads in each space unknot them, look to see which thread is in order and then thread them. It would have been much faster to not tie on the new warp.  I have gotten a little more done since I took these photos yesterday morning.
   The first photo shows the reed where the two threads are in each slot, and the second photo is the back of the loom for the threading of the pattern.
    I am also getting a little concerned that my warp threads may be a bit more challenging to work with than I originally thought. They have bits of texture in them which can cause some problems-hopefully not.
   I was determined to tackle this project this winter for sure-I know I said that last year too lol, but the person I am making this for had a massive cardiac arrest a month ago. A shock to everyone. From updates on fb she is progressing and doing much better now. 
       This is a reminder not to put off things no matter what it is-cause each day is precious and we just never know.