Monday, March 9, 2009

the little loom keeps going

Once my loom is dressed (threaded and beamed), I can start weaving. The warp I have used to dress the loom is long enough to weave six scarves one after the other. In these photos, you can see the back of the loom where the long warp is beamed with a long roll of wallpaper to keep the layers of string under consistent tension while preventing them from touching one another. On the front of the loom, where the weaving takes place, I am halfway through a seaweed scarf. The warp is raw silk and fine merino wool with a navy blue cotton weft.

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