Last week my weaving instructor put out an APB to her students that she needed help winding warps for the upcoming session. Up until now most of the students were at different points in their weaving journey. Each of us would work on samplers or projects that would teach us something in particular about weave structure and be something we wanted to make. This session we are doing a round-robin of twills. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this.
There will be eleven of us participating. Pam is in the process of beaming the warps on eleven looms, some 4 shafts, some 8. Each one of us has to go into the studio before the beginning of the fall session and thread and tie off one loom in the pattern that has been set up for that particular loom. Once the session starts each we will be weaving a different twill pattern on a different loom each week. By the end we will each have eleven different dish towels. How fun is that?
I picked up a cone of 8/2 cotton at the studio and brought in home to wind. I was a few yards short so I just brought my board to Brimfield to finish it. Pam was beaming the warps when I got there. She wanted the tension to be the same on all of the looms. What a project (for her). I will be going over sometime before the 17th of September to thread and will be waiting anxiously to get started.
Meanwhile I have four weaving days to finish that scarf for the Big E. I’m almost there but am at a point where I’m wondering what was I thinking?
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Wow, that dish towel project sounds like so much fun. Wish I could participate in something like that. I must confess I’m a little envious.
I’m thrilled I have a teacher that thinks like this. I think it’s a great project for each one of us rather than sampling like mad. We should be pretty familiar with twills by the time we’re done.
Most of this post sounds like a foreign language to me, but I can really relate to ‘I was a few yards short’.
I’ll bet you can! :0)