Here are photos of today's adventure in this process, one I hope to become adept with in the very near future. The progress today was encouraging!
|The warp is in place; the scaffolding bar hasn't yet been removed|
|Here's a detail of the weaving area. The loops are seen at the top and the loops, plus the wrapping of the third warp for spacer is seen at the bottom.|
|Shed sticks are in place; see how two warps are used as one.|
|The doubled warps created by the warping process act as a single warp in the weaving.|
|As the weaving progressess the two warps are combining to make a sett of about 6 epi. I'm using three strands of 2-ply wool as weft.|
|When the top of the loops is reached more weft needs to be packed in so the loops will be as close as possible to the weaving when it's off the loom.|
|The last bit of the weft gets threaded through the top of the loops with a needle, then the tail is passed down into the weaving to hide it.|
|Slipping out the upper warp.|
Here's the top; I could have squeezed a pass or two more in before taking the needle through--that would have allowed the weft to schooch closer to the top. Also, if the weft had been softer it would have filled in more.
|The lower area of the weaving had two warp ends that were tied to the third warp to secure them together. When finished these get needle woven into the channel of the warp beside them...|
|... as I'm doing here. The end then gets clipped off.|
|Here's the little piece... the diagrams are from Susan & Archie's website at this link.|