Friday, March 05, 2010

Big Giant Sigh of Relief!

I worked on my loom some more last night. I thought the easiest least painful road was to roll the warp forward on to the beam, which I did. Since the back was twisted and crossed I has some problems, but once I got to a point where I wasn't going to be able to fix it I cut the rest off about 3' then I re-tied to the back beam. and wound back with the separator. Once I was satisfied with the tension and the warp, I cut the front and re-slayed it through the reed. I never took the yarn off the heddles and that help keep it straight as I was beaming back and forth.
I really like the way it worked out nice and straight as it should be.

Then I wove a bit just to make sure everything was in place. I was still getting that renegade selvage but it broke under tension and I decided to just let it go. Since this is my practice run I can live without that one.
I want to THANK all of you for helping through this mess, I know I must sound like a blathering idiot sometimes, but I promise I will do this over and over again until I get it so that I don't feel so hopelessly lost.


Life Looms Large said...

Yay!!! Looks good!!! Glad you're already weaving again!

You definitely don't sound like an idiot!!

Have fun!

Susan B. said...

I think it's fair to say we have all been there. Even more fair to say that I still have my moments of hair tearing! But all worth it!

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing all this. I think I may try warping my floor loom, for the first time, this weekend.

Julie said...

I'm so happy for you that it all worked out. I sure I wasn't much help but now I know what to do if it ever happens to me!

Delighted Hands said...

Hooray! You have chosen some beautiful colors/patterns for practice-good job figuring it out and not quitting!

Theresa said...

Whoopie! Glad you got it all on and under control. The test piece looks very nice.
Thoughtful Thursday...I need that photo framed.;-)

bspinner said...

Way to go!!!! Nice colorful weaving.

Meg in Nelson said...

Hi! I don't mean to harass you, but did you get my emails by any chance? I'm asking only because sometimes Gmails don't reach their intended destinations. Thanks. Meg

Benita said...

Believe it or not, it won't be long before warping the loom is old hat and you breeze through it. I love the happy, spring-like colors you are weaving with. Happy playing!!