Feeling Frantic

Apologies, the blogging has dropped off a little, due to juggling so many balls. It’s now less than a month until everything needs to be finished and anything that could go wrong seems to have done. I won’t bore you with it all, but I’ll give you some advice for free: when you are winding two singles off at once for a warp, then realise you’ve wound 4 threads too much and you decide to be economical and keep the yarn, don’t wind it round a cone and use it later in the next warp – because it will be more than double the amount of twisted that the rest of the warp is and at some point when you are winding it on in the weaving process, it will tangle behind the heddles, not be able to be pulled through, and snap.
A lot.
And in an attempt to pre-empt the problem by breaking the warp threads behind the heddles, untangling them and then knotting the broken ends together, the tails on the knots you’ve left long enough to help weave in will interfere with lifting other threads to make your shed.
So, on that point I’m back off to weave. Here’s some photos to tease you with while I power on…

And yes, that is a new weaving apprentice. He is about as helpful as he looks…

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