Hello! It’s New Project Day! Does it get better than that? I think not…
The warping board is up first!
I’m thinking cool colors this time! Blues and greens, specifically. The occasional butter yellow yarn thrown in will keep things interesting – at least that’s the hope!
Blues & greens this time!
(By the way, you’ll have to forgive my not-so-pretty images. I have a certain grayish-blue colored yarn that always looks hideous on camera! Especially when it is right next to a green! I’m not sure what sort of color troll gets in there and messes it up. But, I promise you, it looks lovely in real life! For now, you’ll have to take my word for it… )
Coming around the peg.
The reason you use a warping board is to comfortably measure a lot of yarns the exact same length. My board is almost a yard from side to side, which also makes life easier when quickly determining a length for a demonstration. (I know that I typically weave about 1 yard in 2 hours when doing a demonstration. So, if I’m going to be doing a 2-day art fair for 14 hours, 7 yards it is – about 7 trips across the warping board!)
The all important “cross”!
You want to keep the yarns in order on the warping board, so you don’t have to redetermine the order somewhere else in the process. So, weavers use a “cross” to do that! When you move down the board, you go over the left peg & under the right, and when you move up the board, you go over the right peg & under the left! At the intersection of all the yarns, you can see the order! It’s a fairly brilliant concept for whoever thought of it! Thank you, Ms. Cross Inventor! (Yes, it could be a Mister. But it’s my fictional character and Ms. it is! Funny, in my head, she looks sort of like Grandma… )
I like to use a contrasting-colored yarn to keep track of how many yarns I’ve put on the board! There are still times I manage to flub it up, but it definitely helps!
The first 1/2 done!
Bring in the dark blues!
The camera likes the dark blues better! I don’t know what it is. I’m guessing the lighting in my room isn’t great… That’s it! We’ll blame it on the lighting! Surely it’s not user error…
Where we stop, nobody knows…. (hopefully, I do!)
Marking the cross for later!
Before I slide the yarns off the warping board, I like to tie up the yarns on either side of the cross to be sure I can find it again!
The second 1/2 is done!
And we’ll all measured! Next up, let’s sley the reed! My favorite! Talk to you soon…