Tuesday, June 22, 2010


...which is a prerequisite to weaving. Or would be if there were a working loom in there.

As you can see, there's nothing between the warp beam and the window on the driver's end of the loom but air :-)

That's because the modules are all back at the factory, being upgraded again. We all hope this round of improvements will fix the problem of intermittent, random hook lifting errors I've been experiencing. Bob and his tech crew should be here on Friday to reinstall the modules, and then threading can commence.

In the meantime, I'm getting the next warp ready to go onto the 24-shaft dobby loom. The design is done, and tomorrow I'll dye the warp yarns. The weather is warm and dry, so it won't take long to dry the yarn enough to wind onto cones, and beam the warp.

The next dobby warp is one of the Fire series. The warp colors will be a deep blue-based burgundy and a very bright orangy scarlet. More to follow when the yarns come out of the dyepot.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I can't believe that the modules have gone back to AVL again. You have the patience of a saint!