Books can make us laugh, make us cry, entertain us, and nourish our souls.
Working with your hands keeps you young.
Never stop learning new things.
Friday, December 30, 2011
New Pulleys! I am easy to please.
Finally replaced the old wooden pulleys with new metal ones, Works smooth!
Working a rug with recycled sweater, and some bands of cream cotton selvage. Ended up with a nice size rug. 44 inches long. You know how we always like to find our own faults with our work? I have to point out something. this rug was done right after another rug, I think you can see that in the prev picture. Where you finish off a rug but leave it on the loom and go forward and start another rug without cutting the warp. When I put on the filler, then the binding warp, I didn't notice till later that it seemed to pull in some, so when I started weaving the rug material which was a smidgen wider than the binding, I got a little puckering. I think when the rug is used it will flatten out ok, but was disappointed in that little hiccup. So will watch it when I do this again. When weaving several rugs with the same warp that is beamed it saves alot to keep them on the loom if you can. I am still learning. Any advice in this area would be appreciated.
I hope the New Year finds all my friends with all they desire, good health, and friendship being on the top of the list.