How goes? Time for an update

Sounds like everyone has managed to get their project started and that's great.  

I must be honest and report that I was unable to even warp my loom because of the other commitments and medical appointments that ate up too many days this month.  I have learned so much from all the projects and comments posted here and the learning doesn't have to stop here.  

My progress is this:  I have the yarn and calculated the warp (love the weavolution warp calculator HERE).  Next, I will finish the scarf on my 8 shaft Julia loom and get warped up.  My goal to is finish a double weave scarf/shawl before the end of the year.  All my holiday weaving is almost done so this should be a realistic goal.  I will continue to post further progress in this group.  No reason to end it because the Halloweave contest is over.

I am looking forward to hearing progress reports from others.  Please share.



Posted on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 17:47

my double weave sampler wall hanging. I think it took me longer to weave in loose ends and twist the fringe than it did to weave it in the first place. I am pretty pleased with the results.Still need to figure out a better hanging system but other than that. It really makes me want to explore more doubel weave possibilities on the rigid heddle. I posted new photos on the project page last night. Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and comments.



Posted on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 15:50

Tina, Congrats, your project looks great! How nice to have it hanging on your wall for all to see your excellennt work. Well done.

Posted on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 16:46

I am still weaving on this project.  Just posted the photo I took when I started.  I had no idea that it was going to be so slow.  Whenever I am throwing a pick on the bottom layer, I have to be really careful to avoid floats (and I dont know if I have been 100% successful) because that last shaft does not stay down.  I wish I had my countermarche loom working because that would be a better choice - no floating shafts.

Posted on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 01:07

I finished my runner today.  Almost - I know my calculations were correct for yardage needed, but I ran out of my dark color - I planned on a 72" runner, managed a little more than 50".  I cant bring myself to waste the rest of the warp after threading 494 ends, so I will be weaving another runner (or something if it is too short to be a runner) with whatever yarn I can find here that will work with both colors in my warp.  It means having to wait to see the bottom layer - I really do want to see how I did.

I probably should have chosen a simpler project for my first doubleweave, but I never do things the easy way.  I am so glad that I participated in the Halloweave challenge.  If I hadnt, I dont know when I would have given this a try. 

Posted on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 02:18

I'm excited that I finished the pickup stick placemats today!  The wild warp friendship scarves have been done for a couple weeks, and with the help of Weavolution friends, I've made leaps and bounds in my following a draft project -- I'm at 36" so about halfway, but I've fulfilled my dare to myself, as I'm really comfortable following a draft now.  I was really pushing myself to finish -- making myself stressed even -- when I read a post about "enjoying the moment while weaving." Instead of worrying I might fail to complete my challenge, I realized I have already achieved success by facing my fears and overcoming them.  Happy Halloweave everyone!