Rosepath off the loom

Untangling under the blue stars

Untangling under the blue stars

The latest weaving came off the loom today…but first Constance and I wove some stars using a different tie-up to the trees and flowers done earlier on this same warp.  We also untangled a few things…Constance even had to lie down under the working surface at one point, to untangle a knot in the base weft…

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Untangling the base weft

Untangling the base weft

…and here she is untangling the base weft, before it got thrown through the shed…The linen was very snarly, and had to be fiddled with at every throw…

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untangling the supplementary weft

untangling the supplementary weft

…and it got quite exciting when we were working with two wefts at once, whereupon the weaving got slow and the untangling got entertaining for a while.

red stars

red stars

We wove the very last little bit of supplementary warp using red cotton, which did not tangle!

lots of linen

lots of linen

Then we cut the warp off the loom, and separated our pieces from out weaving friend’s pieces.  We will secure the ends, then wash and hem the pieces…check back in a few days to see what they look like all done!

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15 thoughts on “Rosepath off the loom

  1. Constance’s and your patience is truly going to yield a beautiful piece of woven majesty. Can’t wait to see the fruit of your labors.

  2. How handy that Constance is. So nice to have the right size helper to slide between the layers for you. I have to admit that this weaving thing just amazes and stuns me. IT looks so very complicated. I applaud Constance and her human!!! Cant wait to see the creations when they are done.

    • The pattern is just a series of numbers, so you know which of the 12 pedals to press down…luckily someone else figured all that out! Constance is a great encourager and helper!

  3. Sorry it was so tangley- were you spritzing the bobbin with a spray bottle? Linen loves water and mellows out when it’s not thirsty. I am sure you already knew that, so please don’t be offended by my asking. I look forward to seeing your lovely towels when they are finished. Will Constance be rewarded with some hand wovens since she was such a great help? 🙂

  4. With Constance’s help weaving, this is going to be turn out just fine – Can’t wait to see the finished piece.

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