Weaving Lace Hearts

Hi Folks, I am now weaving 12 yards of Swedish Lace Hearts for my bathroom and shower curtains. It's only 14" wide, so I need a lot of yardage. I am using a warp of 8/2 painted cotton that I did at Halcyon a month or so ago. The weft is pink 8/2 or 10/2 cotton that came from somewhere. I have lots of pink because it shows up as a gift because I think people don't know what to use it with. The warp colors are salmon, a kinda bright yellow, green and blue. The pink is looking pretty nice so far. I just tried to take a couple of pics and it's too dark, even with a flash, to get a good shot of the cloth. I'll try again when it stops raining. In the meantime, I have about a yard woven and am trying to weave a repeat of 2 hearts a day, sometimes 4. I know this will take some time, as I am using the Louet Klik 40 and I have to raise and lower the shafts by hand, but it's the only 16s I own and the pattern calls for 16. On the other hand, the loom was much less expensive than an AVL 16s, lol! Talk soon, Wee

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Posted on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 00:57

I have two barn looms in much used condition.  One is date 1850 and another 1830.  I am stumped as to what to do with them.  My husband and I have used them for years, but now I no longer do the weaving since his passing.  Should they be restored  before something is done with them, and how are they best restored?  Lots of unanswered questions.  What do you think?

Posted on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 11:14

Gosh, I don't know. What needs to be restored? Do you no longer weave because you can't warp the looms alone? If that's the case, let us know where you are in the country and maybe a weaver lives close enough to help. Or you can recruit a wannabe weaver to learn from your vast experience. I hope you can get an answer here, Wee

Posted on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 01:01

I can't wait to see some pictures.  This sounds beautiful and amibitious.

 

Posted on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 01:44

Hi Folks, I finally got 2 pics of the hearts posted in my projects, one of the hearts on the loom and one of the cloth on the cloth beam. Enjoy, Wee

Posted on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 00:48

Hi Folks, I am slowly assembling Jolly Brown, my 60" 12s, 14t, AVL Modular loom after 2 years of her sitting idle in pieces scattered around the cellar. I have the frame bolted together, the shafts hung, the treadles installed and the spring assembly installed. Next is the treadle cables. I should get that done tomorrow or this weekend. One thing I have done is weave one repeat of the lace hearts almost every day before I get ready for work. Some days I do 2, and some days I don't do any, depending on how I feel and how busy I am. I think I am down to the last few yards. At least I hope so. I am not sick of the fabric, just that it is tedious to raise and lower the shafts by hand.

Once I get Jolly all together, I am looking at weaving a "blankie" for my granddaughter to take to college with her. I have some mohair and some rayon and I am thinking of trying that combination. Maybe they will counteract each other, lol. Time for jammies and bed, Wee