Sunday, March 18, 2012
Emily Starts Weaving a Scarf
She picked out some pretty chenille yarn, and I helped her design her warp. She picked white, a varigated purple, and mint green, and got most of it on the warping board before she had to go home.
Emily was back over this weekend, so I showed her how to tie her warp, so it could be removed from the pegs without becoming a tangled mess.
Here she is starting to wind the warp on the back of the loom. She's learning lots of new terminology along the way.
Here Emily is starting the weaving. This is an odd little loom (a Leicester Dryad, 4 shaft countermarche), with no brake release. While she got started with the weaving, I set up the live-weight tensioning on the back (note the bar-bell weight dangling down on the rope). With the live-weights, this has been an ideal loom for the kids, since they can easily wind their work forward without help.