Monday, August 4, 2008

Warp Speed

Right after the county fair I had a quicky order to fill for a rug that was going to be a wedding gift (definite deadline here). Unfortunately, none of the "dressed" looms had the right color warp (string for you non-weavers) to match the fabric I was using. 

So during the fair week (I think--it was all such a blur) I warped a loom. I usually put enough warp on the loom for 20-ish rugs, just so I don't have to do this part so often. Note the new, ivory warp tied on to the old green/rust/salmon warp--so that I can pull the new warp through the heddles and reed without rethreading everything. 

This is not a fast process, even at the best of times. When one is rushed and makes mistakes and has to retie all those knots, it takes even longer...

Boy, am I glad that's done... By the way, the rug turned out beautifully, if I do say so myself. You'll have to take my word for it, as it was gifted before I thought to take a photo. 

Memo to self: Start the big projects sooner, so as not to add stress to your life.


  1. Oh drat! I wish we could see the rug. All those little threads tied together stressed me out, and I wasn't even the one doing it!

  2. I've witness this process first hand and I don't envy you. Really you warp for 20 rugs!!! Wow that a lotta yarn.


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