She’s going the distance…

(Cake reference, anyone?… they sing a song called “Going the Distance”…. it’s not as clever if you have to explain it… just smile and nod!)

Shuttle's ready to go!

Shuttle’s ready to go!

The fabric is coming off! Woohoo! (Insert dorky happy dance here!) There are just a few more inches to go!

Love a red tie!

Love a red tie!

I’ve trained my entire family to clap and congratulate me when I tell them I can “see the knots”! It signifies the end of another lovely project!

See the knots?

See the knots?

Just yum...

Just yum…

It’s always good to keep an eye on your progress. Makes for lovely pictures, too! (See below.)

The fabric is winding on!

The fabric is winding on!

A straight path through the loom!

A straight path through the loom!

I tend to take pictures about 3 inches away from the fabric. So, I have to remind myself that every so often, my friends might need a wide angle shot for perspective! I could lie to you and say that my working space is usually neater. But, I won’t. Let’s just chalk it up to the right side of the brain who likes it messy.

So close!!!

So close!!!

To make sure the fabric is winding on evenly, I use yardsticks in between the layers. Typically, when one stick falls off the back beam, I simply move it to the front. It’s a pretty good system most days!

Many, many hours of work...

Many, many hours of work…

So, let’s cut this off, shall we? I like to start in the middle. I don’t think the world will end if I start on the end. But, I’d rather not risk it!

Get out the scissors!

Get out the scissors!

A peek at the fabric below...

A peek at the fabric below…

I tie knots about every inch as I go along. It keeps all the players from shifting too much. And because my seamstress will be slicing it up, it’s not as critical that it look pretty, just functional!

Almost off!

Almost off!

So, imagine if you will. I have yarns that have been under tight tension and suddenly, the tension is gone. The front beam whirls around on it’s own, dumping fabric and yardsticks in a fabulous pile at the bottom of the loom! Good entertainment, let me tell you! Might not be for everyone, but it does it for me!

Free at last!

Free at last!

So, this is as far as I got! I will clean up the fabric, clear out the yardsticks and meet you back here next week for the final unveiling! You’ve been wonderfully patient! Talk to you soon…

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  1. Isn’t that a wonderful feeling when the fabric comes off the loom and you can see it properly? I love that! I always wrap it around my self, even when it’s not a scarf or a shawl, and look at the mirror. 🙂 Then my husband has to say it looks amazing, that’s a must. 🙂 Your neckties look beautiful in this fabric, I am sure the bags will be to die for! And now you can start weaving something new! What will it be…hmmm…:)

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