June 3, 4, 9, 11, 2015
Nancy - Beginning Weaving
Nancy took my "Beginning Weaving" class on June 3,4,9,11, 2015. She started out by winding her warp on my warping board using 4 different colors. Each color would give her a width of about 3".
She then transferred her warp onto the back of the loom and then threaded it first through the heddles which determines the threading pattern. For this class each color was threaded differently. Next she threaded her warp through the reed which determined how many threads per inch her warp would be. The next step would be to tie her threaded warp onto the front of the loom to get ready for weaving.
Her warp was about 12" wide which gave for 4 patterns each 3" wide. She then started to weave 15 different treadling patterns which are accomplished by pressing the levers on her loom in different combinations. If you multiply 4 patterns by 15 different treadling options you get 60 different completed patterns.
I also taught her how to read and understand how patterns are designed and she even had a chance to design her own pattern on the weaving program on my computer.
She was an excellent student and I was so proud of what she accomplished.
Winding the warp on the warping board.
Close-up of winding the warp.
Progress threading the heddles.
The heddles are almost threaded.
Threading the reed - rear view.
The heddles and reed are threaded.
Back view of loom - warp wound on back, heddles and reed threaded.
Tying warp on the front of the loom.
Taking a Las Vegas water break.
Weaving finished - cutting warp off loom.
Tying knots onto finished sampler.
My finished sampler - Side 1.
My finished sampler - Side 2.
Nancy decided that she liked one of the 60 patterns that she wove on her sampler. She also had a glove that she had knitted. She used the extra yarn that she used for her glove and wove a scarf with that yarn. Weaving samplers pay off - lots of choices of patterns to choose from and Nancy has become an amazing weaver.