September 4, 2011
I seem to have thrown my back out, so backstrap weaving is out for the moment. I did, however, warp up a backstrap loom and mount it onto my tapestry loom.
It is 48" long, 320 thread count, 7 " wide. Now all I have to do is remember how to weave on an upright loom! I gave myself 2 sections for warp floats, each has 20 threads...however I haven't come up with a design plan as of yet. My back was killing me so I was pleased to get this far.
My little portable warp board has turned out to work like a charm, even for this wide warp. This was all wound on in one session, as I am not sure I want to try to do several small warps and mount them all on the same loom bars yet. It must be terribly difficult to get the tension even that way...at least that's what I think. I have a tough enough time just getting the tension correct with one warp session. LOL
I love the colors though, I am thinking this one might be a wall piece! I have a beautiful piece of twisted wood that Ms. Carol gave me while I was in Georgia, and as fate would have it my daughter had asked for a wall piece. So maybe if she is a good girl, Santa will step in and make sure she gets one.
I really need to invest in a new camera. The threads are doubled with two different shades of purple and it is really a nice effect!