You know how it is with those "best laid plans"....right????
I have always wanted to try Deborah Chandler's "hybrid method" of warping a loom. This method would be great to use at the Museum, I thought, since I wouldn't have to take a raddle or lease sticks. This was my thinking on Wednesday, when there was only a 60% chance of rain here in this area. So, I gathered up my 6 dent reed (for rough sleying) and my warp....and I thought I was ready to head to the Museum.
My alarm system starting acting up, and I ended up on the phone with the company for an hour. In the end, they had to schedule me for a service tech on Thursday morning.
Now, back to the Museum warp: I used my time to reread the "hybrid method" and walk myself through the process. And, it hit me....how was I going to move the reed behind the heddles???? AND, this method would require me to leave that reed at the Museum (since I would not have time to get the heddles threaded.)
So, back to the tried and true (I'm a back to front warper.) I have loaded up the crate with the raddle, lease sticks and sticks for the warp beam.
The forecast for today was 80% rain with a high of 58 degrees. Needless to say, the warp didn't go on the loom today, either! It can wait. Tomorrow is another day....in fact, I'll be there in the morning for a school group....and only a 10% chance of rain for tomorrow!!!!!
An update on Sheep Shearing Day at the Museum. Karin took over the carding, combing and spinning duties on Saturday. She did a really fantastic job.
We had nice weather and lots of great questions.
I hope it's sunny where you are!