Becky came in the night before and did a little sample on all but the Rep Rug. I walked around and took pics of all the samples.
She gave a quick lesson on bobbin winding — watch those angles on the linen pirns — too steep an angle from the end to the middle and the thread just starts to fall over — not good. She demonstrated using the shuttle, Throw, Tug, Droop, Squish, Smack — to tell you the truth (honest confession here), I’m only going to double beat on projects that REALLY need it — like the placemats, rug and Rosepath — all the rest – one beat’ll just have to do!
I started on the Goose eye placemats — on the prototype loom. A temple is a MUST and had to be moved after about 8 picks — which is better than having broken edge threads. The warp is tow linen and it really made my sinuses miserable. I won’t be using Tow anymore.
We were all weaving like weaver’s possessed. I was hoping to be done by 4:00 pm but went to 5:30. Looks like this’ll be a pattern (haha). They are full sized projects — so we have to work hard!
If the body holds up and I finish each day — I’ll be pretty pleased. At that point I’ll know that I’m one of the Masters of the UNIVERSE!
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