Crazy as a Loom
Lovin’ the loom.
It’s so cute.
And so cool.
I’ve given it a rubdown with lemon oil,
and I’ve already used up the warp it came with playing around this week.
So that meant that if I wanted to keep on weaving, I was going to have to learn how to warp it!
Luckily, there are a ton of resources available online.
I joined a couple of weaving groups on Ravelry, and in one forum found a link to a really great video that really helped me to understand the process.
So this weekend I did it. Warped the loom for the first time!
First I had to scour the stash for some yarn that was up to the task.
Then I took to the warping board.
Following the procedure as described in the video, the steps were:
winding the warp,
tying off the warp
inserting lease sticks to hold the cross in the warp,and then
rough sleying the reed,
beaming the warp,
threading the warp through the heddles,
sleying the reed, and
tying off the warp to the front apron rod.
Didn’t get pictures of all the steps, but it seems to have turned out ok- and I am back in business, weaving with my handspun!