Last we spoke, I was doing a little weaving. Lo and behold, I’m still at it!
I started the project weaving with some purples, moved into some browns and now finally, I’ll use some greens! It’s an excellent way to end a project!
One of the best feelings ever is seeing the knotted yarns coming around the back of the loom! It means the end is in sight! So close!
And there’s always the rounds of fabric and yardsticks in the front to remind me of progress!
I love it when you’re right at the end of the project, and you can see all the way through the loom – from the fabric in the front, to the yarns tied to the rod in the back! Lovely!
There’s always some waste in weaving. As you can tell from the picture above, you aren’t able to use every inch since you have to keep the tension on the yarns. And at a certain point, the yarns don’t separate enough to slide the shuttle through. That’s how you know it’s time to cut it off!
There are 2 occasions in weaving when I always have to stop, take in a big breath, and say a little prayer. One is before I put any project in the washing machine, and two is before I start cutting it off the loom! It’s a little intimidating! But, it can’t stay on the loom forever – so here goes!
And once it’s off the loom, it rapidly uncoils – just like a good spin of the toilet paper roll! I’ll sort through the fabric/yardstick soup and show you the finished goods next time! Talk to you soon…
Your photos are so amazing- along with your weaving!
Hey Sherron! Thank you so much for the kind words! I appreciate it! chris
The fabric looks wonderful! I LOVE that moment when the fabric is coming off the loom, there is always that element of surprise, even though I know what I was weaving. 🙂
I’m totally with you! It’s really magical, isn’t it? Thanks for the sweet compliment, Sonja! chris
Hi, Chris, I’m surprised you didn’t throw a few picks of TP as a final “header” (footer?) before cutting your weaving off the loom. I always do. Any reason why you don’t? Lizz Wishing you peace, love, light, and the joy living of an Inspired life!
Hey Lizz! Honestly, I’m too anxious to get it off! I have much more patience in the beginning! Bet you were looking for some brilliant, technical answer, huh? Not so much! Just in a hurry! Ha, ha! chris