Friday, May 2, 2008
The big barn loom is empty now and needs to be warped for a plain weave linen curtain.
It will be made of linen, with some Japanese paper yarns, and some wefts of the prairie grass native Big Bluestem. It needs a traditional ticking stripe.
Some weavers work out plans for warps on graph paper, or use a computer program. What works best for me, so I can see what I want and how to get it, is to wind the linen threads around a piece of cardboard, taped on the back. I usually leave enough room on this tag to write a few details about the weave, what it's made of, who it's intended for, the date, and how long I plan to make it.