Friday, April 15, 2016

Beginning Again, and Again!

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and I have finally managed to get some time up in the studio  this week .  You may remember that I alluded to a less than desirable situation up there last week, and the time has come to fess up to what went wrong.

 I had left this Bread Cloth project in some threading nightmare late last fall as I was trying to get ready for the last Art/ Craft show of the year.  Week before last, I set to work rethreading the center and far left sections of this warp.

I got to this point just before I blogged last week, when I realized that I had somehow left too many ends on the other side of the center lace panel!  I was speechless, which is why I couldn't talk about it!
This week, I began rethreading again, and when I got over halfway, I decided to make bundles of 12 thru the remaining threads of the center section.  I discovered that I had again miss the count on the right hand side by 1 thread!  I took it all out again and did the 12 count bundles first.  (which is what I usually do in the first place!)
 This time the re-re- threading went well!
I made it all the way to the plain weave section on the left hand side.  I was placing the warp through the reed  every couple of warp bundles.  I stopped periodically to move heddles around to make sure I had enough on each harness to make it to the end.
 I was happy to see the final stripes in the warp, this is 8/2 cotton, by the way, my favorite for hand towels and bread cloths.  I have finished threading and sleying this project and I have tied  it onto the the front beam.  I need to adjust the treadle tie up once again, and I will be ready to start weaving, finally.

I had planned to do that today, but I got distracted by a scarf embellishment project that I hope to have finished in time to take to the Center for show and tell next Tuesday.

It involves wool and alpaca too!

Until next time, Happy Crafting, Tina


Theresa said...

Kind of like the weaving version of Groundhog Day! :-)

LA said...

I know when I run into a challenge in my threading, I have to break it down into little "bites"...then, it just takes one bite at a time!!! I love those bread cloths!!!