|The warp looks tame here|
Shown above is 8/2 cotton/linen blend warp that will become some edgy dish towels. The threading is fairly complicated. As a new weaver, I am still developing my signature warping technique. I think I have it figured out and I will use it in my next project--a table runner whose design kind of burst into my consciousness Friday morning. I love being creative--it is so exciting! This blend of thread has a little lint in it and it is amazing what lint bits can do to a warp. The lint actually fused some strands together and had to be gently coaxed apart.
I even had a mystery tangle and ended out having to add seven warp threads that disappeared! Below, I show them tensioned on a spare chair in my studio. Yep, I need to perfect my warping technique, in the meantime there is endless satisfaction in figuring out what went wrong and fixing it.
You should see my friend Beth's warp--so neat, so lovely! She keeps her warp threads in line! Of course she's been weaving a lot longer than me and may even had a few lessons, so she knows how to deal with those bitchy little warp threads. Next project I will perfect my signature warping method and those bitchy mean girl warps will be history.
|Seven warp threads escaped somehow, but have been replaced.|