Crazy as a Loom

Lovin’ the loom.
It’s so cute.
And so cool.

I’ve given it a rubdown with lemon oil,
and I’ve already used up the warp it came with playing around this week.

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So that meant that if I wanted to keep on weaving, I was going to have to learn how to warp it!

Luckily, there are a ton of resources available online.
I joined a couple of weaving groups on Ravelry, and in one forum found a link to a really great video that really helped me to understand the process.

So this weekend I did it. Warped the loom for the first time!

First I had to scour the stash for some yarn that was up to the task.
Then I took to the warping board.

Following the procedure as described in the video, the steps were:

winding the warp,
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tying off the warp
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inserting lease sticks to hold the cross in the warp,and then
rough sleying the reed,
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beaming the warp,
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threading the warp through the heddles,
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sleying the reed, and
tying off the warp to the front apron rod.
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Didn’t get pictures of all the steps, but it seems to have turned out ok- and I am back in business, weaving with my handspun!
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Woo Hoo!

11 Comments

    • sheepsclothing

      Taking a class is probably a good idea. But I was so anxious to get started that I just had to go for it. The video is almost like a mini-class. Gave me the courage to try.

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    • sheepsclothing

      Thanks Michelle- I think I probably know just enough to get myself in all kinds of trouble!

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    • sheepsclothing

      Actually it’s too long to be one scarf, and not quite long enough to be two. I’ve got just under 9 feet of fabric about 7 inches wide. Will be a challenge to figure out what to do with it!

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