|The warp rolled onto the back beam.|
But, no, I still had the lease sticks to put in! It turns out that I flipped one of the neat one inch packets of warp when I spread the second cross and tied it to the back beam. Yikes! There it was staring at me laughing "Muwahahaha! Your project is ruined!" But I remained undaunted and found a way around it, once more using the "tape" method I used to save the warp on the Fanny.
|About 1/4 of the heddles are threaded.|
|This hand-painted Montadale Roving is a joy to spin.|
On my Ladybug wheel is the beautiful purple and turquoise roving above. The "Sleeping Beauty" colorway is the creation of one of the many local wool producers who sell their wares at Esther's Place as part of the Illinois Fiber Cooperative. This is beautiful stuff and I have an entire pound. I hope to have enough to weave the warp of a throw. I would use the merino/alpaca blend I was spinning earlier this year. This would create a 100% grown and made in Illinois product! I think this will be a first for me, as I purchase so much fleece from Wisconsin and upstate New York.
That's all for now. I have to get back to threading that loom!