Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Unwrapping and Warping Delilah

You may remember back in March I helped my friend and old college roommate, Amy, get her loom up and running again.  So, she came out to my house a few weeks ago to give me the kick in the pants I needed to unwrap my loom, Delilah, and start in on my weaving for the Friends of the Porkies donation.  Delilah has been hiding behind boxes in the mess that is currently my studio.  It helped just to have the deadline of Amy coming over to try to have some semblance of organization in my studio.

Amy wound off her warp and balled yarn for her next weaving. (Tencel from Forma)

I wound off my warp and realized that I needed to dye 
at least one of the three to get the color range I wanted.

3 warps, ready for triple weave

Through the reed.

I'm so thankful that my Macomber loom lets the back beam down so 
I can sit close to the heddles to thread them.

Warp all through the heddles.

Once the back is tied on, this is how I pull the warp through and get all the snags out.

Tied up nice and tight, it feels so good!

The test to make sure there's no threading errors. First try, no issues. Yay!

Also, this is my 300th blog post.  Seems crazy, I started blogging 7 years ago, I have received my one google check (ha ha), sold some pieces here and there after posting new work, and I use this as an archive of my own work which comes in handy all of the time. My life has flipped upside down and then right-side up again. I never planned on living back in Michigan after leaving for Colorado in 2004, but here I am, loving Lansing and all the friends I've made here, getting back to my art-focus after ditching it for a bad life-choice. 

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