Learning something new is quite a process, given that I am usually the instructor. Kathryn is a wonderful mentor guiding me through the process of keeping notes, winding warp on the warping board, and now threading the heddles. Weaving is not just about the finished product, but a process. Winding the warp was so easy the second time and I was actually a bit sad when I was finished. All the ties and the insurance (the last one before chaining the warp) now make sense.
|Mary's husband, Rob, made a cone holder to use when we wind warp on the warping board. |
It works beautifully.
|The warping board is mounted on the wall, making it easy to wind. I took the photo with all the ties. The insurance is the large one on the bottom.|
|I love the Harrisville Shetland yarn!|
|The raddle holds the inch sections and the insurance keeps everything in place.|
|Threading the heddles--red, yellow, blue, and green...over, under, over, under...|
|The lease sticks keep the crisscrossed yarn organized.|
There is some knitting on the needles and it's a fun recipe for a pullover sweater. I had the Rowan Fine Tweed and just needed a skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn for the bodice, which is in progress in the photo below. One of my one to one students wanted to knit one and I figured that it would be fun to work on something different. So far, I really enjoy it!