Weaving Day 2
The weaving class continues. Yesterday I headed back to The Fold and finally got down to the nuts and bolts of the process.
I finally had my first moment of hmmm…. why did I get myself into this again? You have to thread these eye heddles, which can be a truly tedious process. Since I had know about this procedure, I chose my project wisely and picked a nice 50 or so strand scarf. Some of the lady’s threaded all day long. Whew.
We beamed the loom.
Now the fun begins. Whoops – you throw the shuttle a few times and then have to create a hem.
Ok – now the actually weaving portion and let me tell you this is the point where it all becomes worth it. It’s akin to spinning or knitting where you find a rhythm. Press the treadles, throw the shuttle, pull the beater, change the treadles, repeat.
This part seems to fly by and I have about 1/2 hour worth of weaving to go and then it’s a scarf. So what am I using for the weft you ask? 100% silk from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Yes, totally lovely. I can’t wait to get this off the loom tomorrow and do the finishing.