'nellie and eve' is based on a hill in south west Wales UK. Hand spinning yarn, weaving, crochet and teaching these wonderful crafts.This is a blog about the things I love to make, grow, bake, learn and teach.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
using an old Harris table loom
the lovely Alice Evans showed my spinning and weaving group
how easy! warping up a loom can be...
once we had got our heads around dents per inch and simple maths
time to set about wrapping yarn around a warping frame
this took a lot of concentration
and an exercise involving my 8 times table
then time to put this yarn on the loom
now this took a lot of patience, good eyesight and a few cups of tea
just to ease off the back!
its a fairly long process before you can weave
but like most things, the preparation is about 2/3rd of the work
but then it was time to weave a first piece of yarn through shafts 1 and 3
and away you go
surprisingly it grows very quickly
and by the end of the day I had the beginnings of a sample piece of woven fabric
Thank you Alice for your expert tuition and patience