A group of us got together to make blankets on the 60 inch loom. It was decided to put a neutral warp on and we could use whatever weft we wanted. I wasn't able to come help with the dressing of the loom, so it was a bit of a guess as to what I should use as warp. I held up two cones of yarn and hubby said "that one", which is how the green was chosen. As well, the warp leftovers were in a basket under the loom and I was able to use a bit of the ends to make nice stripes on the blanket. I think it made it look much more interesting than just the plain green. I was worried that the blanket right off the loom was a bit too sleazy, but after wet finishing, it is absolutely perfect.
It must have been interesting watching me throw the shuttle. My arm reach is just barely 60 inches. There was no fly shuttle, just lots of stretching and leaning. If you threw the shuttle too quickly it either caught threads, skipped threads or fell through threads. It took a bit longer to weave off than I'd hoped because of that.
|Kevin's first introduction to a Christmas Tree.|