Whew, Around Easter time I decided I wanted to weave some spring towels. I had some lovely spring-like colors, including a great variegated cone, that would be perfect to create towels from. I decided how many epi, how many inches wide I wanted the piece to be, and how many yards I wanted the warp to be to get the right number of towels. I was so excited as I wound the warp, carefully counting the threads. Then I started threading the reed…and ran out of time to work on that project.
My mother had a bout of pneumonia over the winter that turned into double pneumonia, so she has not been feeling well. Finals occurred at my school libraries so my time became very scarce. I managed to thread a few slots of the reed here and there. Finally I had the reed threaded and only the heddles left. Since I was going to have a horrible week at work my sibling decided to come up and take care of Mom some. I decided to take advantage of another pair of hands and finish warping my towels. Since then I have started weaving a bit, each stripe on the warp corresponds to a different pattern of threaded heddles.
While I had an extra pair of hands, and a weaving class coming up at the public library work for, I decided to warp up a scarf on my rigid heddle loom.
Again, I love the colors and really appreciate my sibling’s help in setting up my looms. I cannot wait to have some time to work seriously on these projects. Fortunately the scarf is very transportable. The towels have to be kept in one spot but that is such a fun pattern to mess with it should go quickly once I find the time.