Sunday, November 15, 2009

Decks Are Cleared...

The warp is beamed. Here's the last of 40 sections winding onto the sectional beam:

And from the warping-wheel-eye view:

After I finished that, I had time before dinner to weave the last couple of inches of the second Pendleton selvedge rug that's on the Glimakra. Here I've finished weaving the selvedges, added a hem using the warp yarn doubled, and a header of waste rag strips, to keep everything in place until I can cut the rug off the loom, move it a couple of feet to the sewing machine, and zig-zag the hem edge.

The hem will be finished by attaching a strip of double-fold seam binding, turning the hem under twice, and stitching again. At least, that's the plan.

Hemming both rugs might have to wait for a while, because the reason today was deck-clearing day is that the jacquard is supposed to arrive tomorrow!

Stay tuned...............................


Laura Fry said...

Ooo - how exciting! :D



Life Looms Large said...

Can't wait to see it!!! What a great day!


Theresa said...

Wow, now you only need that new loom. I'm excited for you and can' wait to see it all in action.