Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dummy Warp

For my October project I decided to keep the straight tie-up that I had used for the space-dyed placemats, and just tie on the new warp. This was for red and white napkins for the Piedmont Fiber Guild Weaving Study Group. Tying on is pretty easy, but the challenge was to shake and strum the warp into submission. With the help of a fellow weaver, we managed to roll it all on, and keep 7 yards of 280 endsof 8/2 cotton  in order. I divided the warp in half by opening the shed and holding it with two shuttles.

Here is a video of the shaking/strumming/rolling on process:

video

That's what I like about weaving: bringing order to chaos. A good metaphor for life.

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