Friday, August 20, 2010

Good Lord will it ever end!

I know, I know take a breath, relax, don't warp when your tired, don't do it when your annoyed (actually this one is really hard because warping is what's causing the annoyance), don't get the threads tangled, don't get frustrated, keep it on the raddle, keep it straight. I keep repeating these little snippets in my head as I try to get this stuff on the loom. I've never hated yarn this much before and can I tell you I don't want to hate my fiber, it's the only thing that keeps me sane. Maybe I should just take a cup or two of wine, throw caution to the wind and dance nekkid in the sun, ohh.... wait that's another nightmare all together LOL.

I have been threading heddles from the back of the loom, yes I know, it's not the right way to do it but I have issues. With that said, I will hopefully be sleying the reed tonight, fingers, toes crossed, with the lighter fluid and matches locked up.

If I get as far as I anticipate, I may have a pic for you all to see, determination is the only thing that is keeping me going. I WILL WARP THIS DAMN LOOM, IT'S GOING TO LIKE IT AND BEHAVE!! If the loom wins, I'll be in a fetal position on my bed, send in help if you don't here from my by Tuesday. Club Box 5



Spinning Out of Control said...

Lol! I'll email you.

Judy said...

Good luck!! Some Jack splashed in a glass might help :-) It works for me.

Theresa said...

LOL, threading from the back of the loom, now that's something I've never tried. Is the breast beam removable? Let's hope SOoC did e-mail you.

Lynn Majidimehr said...

My friend inherited a Macomber loom,and the front beam (maybe also the back beam) can be moved inward, when you're warping as well as for moving the loom. That might help you to reach the heddles easier from either side, and if you thread from the front of the loom, you won't possibly end up moving the warp as it is resting on the back beam when you're leaning over it to thread them.

Some people will write the threading pattern on a post-it, so they can temporarily stick it to the loom in plain view, or copy / enlarge the pattern and tape it to the loom while they are threading.

Try out the pattern before starting your project, and if you find any errors, you can fix them and test again so your project will turn out nice. I made a lot of mistakes threading the one I just finished weaving today, but was able to tie on temporary thread heddles in the correct places so that I didnt have to re-thread any that were correct. I'm sure you can find instructions on the web, because that's how I found out how to make them.

Good luck!

Peg in South Carolina said...

With a sense of humor like that (what a gift!), there's no way you can lose.