Plan B: since we are weaving placemats for the Fall shows, why not put on a warp for more placemats???? It's a win-win!
I had planned on using the rug warp from last year as a dummy, so I counted out the threads I needed for the placemats and sleyed the reed. I had already put lease sticks behind the shafts, and I had a set of lease sticks in the cross of the new warp. I used a bungee cord to secure them to the front beam.
Now the fun begins!
I got all the new threads tied to the dummy warp....I love the difference in colors!!!
Then, it was just a matter of working the knots through the reed and the heddles.
Since I was winding on by myself, I brought my little hand weights to help keep tension on the threads while I wound on the back beam.
Back and forth, back and forth.....I think I got all my steps in for the day!
I even got started on the first placemat this afternoon! These are going to be a pleasure to weave. I guess I'd better get the rest of the strips cut....and, I need to give some more of the yardage a good bath! There was a lot of sizing in this roll of fabric.
Lunch at the Museum was, as always, a delight. Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and cornbread along with some sweet tea...YUM! (And, don't tell Tina, they had Perfect Chocolate Cake out today!)
I met a wonderful family from Birmingham, AL, today. I have a feeling we might see them again at the Museum. You just never know.....