I had lost track of time and realized (yesterday) that I was a week off in getting my loom ready for the class round robin. I left work early to get the loom slayed and tied off. I have to admit I always love the way the loom looks at this point.
It is warped in a 5/2 unmercerized cotton. Once that was done I had 3 hours to weave my 27″ before I could move on to the next loom. The pattern is called “Crooked Check” from Margaret B. Windeknecht’s Color and Weave II. It’s a straight twill and was fun and quick to weave.
I kept getting a little confused using two shuttles in a different way than I do with the overshot. With overshot you use two different shuttles for every row you weave, with this it was 4 rows of white, 4 rows of blue. That may be the inherent problem in weaving two totally different projects at the same time. About two hours into it I was getting the hang of it.
The round robin project is perfect for me. I love hand-woven towels, they get better each time you wash them but I find them insufferably boring to weave. I was a little tired of this by the time I finished it. I would have been able to weave a second one but by then I would have been done with it. Next week I will pick another loom, another project without having to warp it. Sweet!