There are several yards left on this blanket warp. It is natural 8/4 carpet warp, and I have already woven 2 warps, in overshot, that were 40 yards long. This one was 40 yards long too, and I am ready to do something new. I had thought I would try to do a rug with it, but I am just not sure that this is the loom to use to make a rug. I may be wrong, but I don't think I can beat the weft in firmly enough for a rug.
I started to look around for another pattern to do, something different! I really did not want to do more overshot right now.
I looked through the Handweaver's Pattern Directory, by Ann Dixon, and found something that I found interesting, even if I would have to use 2 shuttles!
Anyway I settled on this pattern, and I wanted to see what my borders might look like. To help me I decided it was time to search out the Pike's Peak weavers guild weavedesign program. I had downloaded the program years ago onto my PC, but I no longer have that PC, so I thought I would download it again.
I tried and tried to download the weavedesign program, and I could not get it to work. I figured it was me and called in my computer person to help me. He quickly told me that the Weavedesign program was not compatible with apple products. Rats! That is all I have!
There was nothing else to do but pull out the graph paper and a #2 pencil. I soon had an idea of what I wanted to do and set to work threading the loom.
I did a quick sample and I figured out that I would really like to make the border a little narrower. I think I will add a half repeat of the pattern on each end. (Or I may rethread and add a complete patter on one side, which might look better.)
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Tina