I showed the "tangled" threads in the last post. It was the warp I made at my weaving class. Someone mentioned that a lot of what I said was "weaving language." So let me give some definitions.
Warp - the threads that form the basis of the fabric. The selvedge of fabric is along the warp threads. It is the lengthwise grain of the fabric.
Weft - the threads that cross the warp in an over and under pattern and create fabric as they do so. The weft is the cross grain of the fabric.
[If ever I use a term you don't understand you can either ask me or ask Google.]
When we begin weaving, we begin with a warp. One very cool feature of a Saori loom is that you can buy ready made or "prewound" warps. But, as one progresses in weaving they often desire to make (wind) their own warps. So I took an intensive class with an emphasis on making a warp and threading the warp on the loom.
We made three warps in the class. Two of them we wove in the class while learning some fun weaving techniques. The third one I brought home. Once home, I decided to add more to that warp - something we had NOT learned in the class. But I was bold and adventurous after having so much success in the class. So I took my homemade warping frame (a device to wind the warp on) and wound on 50 more threads in purple and cream.
I had wonderful success in getting it on the loom. (Yaaay!)
I actually managed to wait until later in the day to start weaving it. But weave on it, I did. It is now more than 2/3rds finished
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