Now the second warp is on the loom and I have started to actually WEAVE on my new Louet Spring. I decided on wide stripes with navy in between. Fifteen threads makes one repeat of the basketweave/lace pattern, so the navy stripes are fifteen threads wide. I did not make the selvedge wider, even though I know it will draw in more.
Here is the warp ready to wind on.
It is as wide as the loom will allow, 35 inches. I know I should have woven something narrower for my first project, but this was the item I wanted to make.
And here is Jones, enjoying the sunshine as he hopes for some stray threads to come his way.
Here the warp is lashed on to the loom. I found that I had wound one too few threads in a couple of the colours, so I now have several things dangling off the back beam. I already had two for the floating selvedges, and then the warp seemed looser at the selvedge edges, so I weighted all 15 threads at each end. Jones loves those dangly things.
And here it is with the hem woven with cotton sewing thread and three repeats of the pattern. I am using cream weft to soften the effect a bit. It is a baby blanket, after all.
Jones and Becca are telling me that it is dinner time, so I had better go. Wish me luck with the weaving!