Remember when I used to talk about fiber?

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I still do that stuff sometimes. Today at spinning guild we had an awesome workshop with Robin Russo on exotic fibers. We had 11 fiber samples to play with and it really was a lot of ton. How could 15 micron cashmere not be fun? I also really liked the yak and pygora.

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I also attempted to card weave the other day. It took me a while to get my coordination going, but i made something resembling a pattern eventually.

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What to weave next?

Should I weave dishtowels or another scarf from hand spun?

I like the star dishtowels form interweave, and I have blue, green, purple and white unmercinized cotton to make them with. I also have a weaving magazine that has several different twill dishtowels in it. (the name and location of said magazine escapes me right now.)

I also have a lovely selection of handspun to be woven up. I was thinking a birdseye twill would be simpler then the M’s and W’s pattern I used for this scarf.

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I kept getting lost in the “treadling” (can you call it treadling when you’re using theh levers on a table loom?) I found some simple and pretty birds eye twills on handweaving.net.

I have pink and black merino tencel with fairly long repeats

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I also have this blue/purple superwash merino

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There is another superwash merino with blues and yellows that is embarassingly still on the bobbin after several months.

The warp for all of them would be black merino tencel. (webs colrain lace) Now if I could do some of my geomentry homework I could pick one and start warping.

Warping Class

Jenny and I headed up to Webs today to take their loom dressing class.  In an effort to do some of the things before I forget I set things up as they where in class on my loom without the warp.  If I can get enough school work in today I should be able to wind warp tomorrow and finish the process.

I stopped at target on my way home for notebook rings and shoe laces then spent a couple minutes setting things up.

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My raddle is thin and made to go into my beater in place of the reed.  The only advantage I can see to this is that after you put the warp in the top of the raddle will be covered.  It seems more advantageous to tie onto my back beam and use rubber bands to keep the warp from popping out, so that is what I did.

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I am actually going to move those sot hey are tied to the last shaft and not to the top of the castle. it should also be a lower, but it is a reminder for me to take that step when I go to warp.

Barbara also tied up her back apron rod to hang it for easy access. Things are so tight in my little loom that I don’t’ think I’ll be taking that step.