Saturday, November 7, 2009

Weaving 101, Part III

When you enter The Old Oaks Ranch Fiber Arts Center, you are greeted by Paris, the shop dog. Not only is he precious, but he is a ham. He gave me several poses.





If you will recall, I had a photo of this wrap just a few minutes after Kathy had finished warping the loom. It took hours, so I can only conclude that warping a loom is real work. :D


The finished wrap is 82 inches long. Kathy is tying off the fringe.


The finished wrap. Isn't it beautiful?! It needs to be washed and the fringe clipped.

There are several tabletop spinning wheels around the shop. I've yet to see someone spinning yarn, but the shop is prepared to do so.


This is a tabletop loom. Instead of pedals, there are hand levers to lift the threads.

The shop project. Everyone adds their touch to this piece. Notice the pegs at the top and there are pegs at the bottom. Weaving can be done on just about anything.

Until next time, God bless.

10 comments:

AL said...

Oh yes it is beautiful!

Lily Robinson said...

Catching up... I just read part II also. Love the wrap! I would enjoy weaving, if I only had more time...

SquirrelQueen said...

This is so fascinating, I enjoyed seeing the wrap on the loom and then on Kathy. It is beautiful.

I love the shop project, what a great idea. Everyone can contribute and it's always a work in progress.

Rae said...

Cute little dog. I have never tried weaving. It looks like it would be a relaxing thing to do - keeping your mind on the project and forgetting everything else.

Jeanne said...

What a great place to visit. Love the idea of seeing the projects come to life like that and that ongoing one you captured so beautifully!

DJan said...

That community project is such fun, and it reminded me of a time long ago in school that we had a small "loom" made of pegs like that and we made pot holders with it. Interesting how much more beautiful that wrap is because it is home made. This has been very inspiring! Part III is not the end, is it?

Lynn said...

Jeanne, I'll get a tour around the Arts Center up later today.

Rae, weaving is a great distraction: 1 & 3 pedals, pass thread through, bring down and adjust tension, beat it; 2 & 4, pass thread through, bring it down and adjust tension, beat it. Loved it.

Judy, I did not have time to do the shop project but am going back Thursday to use their rotary cutter to insure the fringe has a crisp cut. I'll leave my mark on the project then.

Lily, it was a time commitment for sure: Two days for two scarves. I was pretty tired Friday night and yesterday, Saturday.

AL, thanks.

kate said...

very cool! a high school friend's mom was a professional weaver and I used to love to watch her work, mesmerizing! never tried it though, will add it to my list of things to do someday...

Lynn said...

Kate, I have to admit I've been surfing the net investigating looms. Now, if I can only justify. . .

Daisy Soap Girl said...

Oh its so nice! I am sooo jealous. You are having yourself a grand old time.