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Millbrook Adult Weave Warp, 2017

Sally Orgren's picture
Tying one on
Testing the threading
Project Status: 
Project Date: 
Sun, 09/17/2017 - Tue, 10/03/2017
Number of Shafts: 
18.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
4.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
11.75 in

For the sake of efficiency, I wound 7 yards of warp with 2 crosses, then cut the warp into two separate warps: 4 yards long and 3 yards long.

The short warp was threaded on a borrowed Dorset 4-shaft direct tie up floor loom, while the 4 yard section was tied onto an existing warp on a Structo 600 and pulled through to save time. The threading on the Structo is slightly different than the Dorset.

I planned the warp carefully to use up yarns that have been donated to Hill House in Millbrook Village, New Jersey (Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area). Planning included using colored pencils, a warp wrap, and the computer to develop the detailed drawdown.

For the Saturday, Oct 8 demo, we will have 5 looms available from 10-3:30 with a weaving mentor to student ratio of 1:1, and we will be providing a one hour experience for 25 potential new weavers. This will be the third year we have done this event, geared toward adults, at no cost to the participants.

The posse of looms includes 3 floor looms: A Macomber, Dorset, and colonial-style, and 2 Structo 600 table looms.

P.S. I am calling this the “Lucky Charm” warp because the colors remind me of the cereal by the same name, so it must be magically delicious.

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Sally Orgren's picture
Joined: 06/08/2009
Happy Weaver at demo day

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