That means ME, too!!!
This is a great opportunity for me to do some stash reduction, so I took a good look at what needed to be used up and what threads I could use to get the job done. I had two of these rolls of fabric that weigh 15 pounds....this would be a great place to start.
I use a rolling laundry cart with a thick dowel through the cone to make my rolling station.
On Tuesday, Josie asked what I was using to cut the strips: I have a Fraser Rag Cutter that I bought when I first started weaving. I love rag weaving, and I soon tired of using my rotary cutter....and tearing the strips leaves a wee fringe. Now, that's OK sometimes....but, not always!
You can read about the Fraser here: Fraser Rugs
You can sometimes find them on eBay, too. And, there are other rag cutters out there....this is just what I use.
I wound a 13 yard warp on the mill, and starting winding it on the loom Tuesday night. The last couple of yards look like a tangled mess, but it went on like a charm!
I use the "yank and crank" method.
Threading started last night....and I just now realized that I have to rethread it today!!!! No big deal....I meant to thread it using my plain weave-basket weave pattern!! I can fix that.
***By the way....I'm still loving the stool for threading and sleying. It goes down for threading and up for sleying!!!!
Wouldn't that make a great warp!!!
After this glorious sunrise this morning, and some lovely sunshine, the showers have moved in. They should move out this afternoon....just in time for my daily run to the post office. Isn't it great when a plan comes together!
Happy Weaving (and threading and sleying!)