Monday, December 10, 2012
guess what? i'm weaving!
YES I AM!! Well, a dodgy form of weaving, but I'm sure I'll get better :P
I actually enjoyed the warping up process, strangely - there's something satisfying about seeing all this beautiful wool on the warping board:
Of course, I made a couple of mistakes (like missing a couple of dents in the reed, and choosing incorrect shafts when threading heddles), but hey, not bad for a beginner learning out of books!
And here is my very first attempt at basic weaving!
And then I played with a few patterns ... I'm loving that zig zag!
I had a bit of trouble with my work not beating straight (you can see that above), but that was because the tension wasn't spot-on. I warped front to back, since I didn't have a raddle ... but I will make one so I can use it next time for warping back to front. I guess I have to experiment until I can figure out the best way for me.
But I had fun - and that's the most important thing!
Oh, and FYI ... I got 96% for my large tapestry - CRAZY TIMES!!!