Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Weaving, weaving and weaving
A friend asked me if I could photograph some weave structure samples for him as visual aids for a talk he's giving in April. Of all the samples I have, I didn't have the two he particularly needed, so I'm weaving them up quickly. This is a 3/1 twill. I was told I couldn't do it on a counterbalance loom, but it is working just fine. I think though I'll try to borrow a table loom for the double weave samples. My first thought was to just add a second warp to this project, rewinding it to tie it on the back and then rethreading both the heddles and reed. However the sheds were pretty small with the 3/1 twill sample and I'll need that same tie up for double weave. A jack loom might be easier to do this one and a table loom would have much less loom waste and I wouldn't need to dig up as much waste yarn for the project. That does however put the sample weaving on hold until I can actually get hold of a table loom.