How do you warp a second warp beam if you’re a front-to-back warper? Madelyn has the answers!
Even during normal times, weaving is a solitary craft, and weavers cherish their weaving relationships. Madelyn talks about how she is spending her time alone and what she misses.
I would like to use up this yarn by weaving baby blankets for a local Project Linus chapter.
I am weaving some table napkins using a diamond pattern, Periwinkle from Marguerite Davison's A Handweaver's Pattern Book, and I find that the pattern comes out face down, i.e., upside down.
When beaming warps, I understand a lot of weavers like to use water-filled recycled plastic bottles with handles as weights. Can you suggest another thing that can be used as a weight?
I only have a 10-dent reed, so I used slightly finer warp threads and sleyed 4/dent for 4 dents and then skipped 1 dent, but the skipped dent is very obvious in the cloth. Any suggestions?
The amusing result has been that some students like wooden ones and some like metal ones and now I really need two temples for each school loom.
An end-feed shuttle operates with a pirn instead of a rotating bobbin. The problem with a rotating bobbin is that when the bobbin is full, it rotates fewer times than when it is empty to unload the same length of yarn.
With twisty yarns or when you have several ends in a dent, you want to maintain the exact order of the threads from warping board to heddle.
How do you rewrite a complicated draft so it's readable for weaving on a table loom? Madelyn has a few suggestions to make your life so much easier.