Nov. 16, 23 & 24, 2015 & Jan. 8 & 26, 2016
Nikita - Introduction to Weaving
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Nikita is an amazing person.  She has two very young children and she and her husband are in the Air Force and both of them fly planes.  Her dream is to weave and sell handwoven baby wraps, so she found me and took my "Introduction to Weaving Class". 

She is a very fast learner and she wove with a wonderful rhythm which made the selvedges / edges nice and smooth and even. Below you can see Nikita learning how to weave.
Nikita winding her warp on the warping board.
Concentration is very important.
Beautiful colors.
Another view of the colors.
Warp is wound and cross is made.
Close-up of the cross.
Warp is ready to be put on the loom.
Lease sticks are through the cross on the warp.
The warp is spread out evenly on the raddle.
Close-up of the warp on the raddle.
Warp is wound on the back of the loom separated by paper.
It's important to straighten out your warp before threading it through the heddles.
Counting the heddles on each harness.
Rear view - the heddles are all threaded.
Front view - threaded heddles are seen.
A happy weaver.
Correct warp order is important when putting each thread into the reed.
A reed hook is used when sleying the reed.
Next step is tying the warp onto the front bar of the loom.
Almost completed.
Loom is all set to be woven on.
Weaving begins.
The lever goes down to form a shed.
The shuttle goes into the shed to form a pattern.
Warp on the back of the loom.
Pulling the levers down to form a pattern.
Weaving takes concentration.
Sampler in progress.
A happy student.
Close-up of weaving.
Removing the sampler from the loom.
Nikita is wearing her sampler as a scarf - Side 1.
Nikita is wearing her sampler as a scarf - Side 2.
Finished sampler - Side 1.
Finished sampler - Side 2.
Close-up of part of Nikita's sampler.