Sunday, January 6, 2013

Blues warp!!

It's been so long since I've woven denim rugs, I'm not sure I remember how!  Not really, it's like riding a bike as they say :)

Here's where I am all ready to start beaming my warp.  Three colors of blue and a natural.  I'll randomly thread these.  Thank goodness I had this plan and not a design~  lost a thread somewhere in the 8th or 9th section and didn't notice it for awhile....  Won't matter, rugs will be just one warp thread thinner.

Two sections done and ready for the third.  At about this point, I figured out I needed some sort of padding for my knees while I was doing this.  Doing it by myself translates to kneeling somewhere between where the warp is going on and the crank.  Not sure what I would do if I had to warp a full beam~ don't know if I could reach the far sections!

After the final section.  This is why the warp sellers say "approximately" when they say how much is on the tubes.  These were all new tubes and supposedly the same amount in each.  Totally ran out of two and there is another almost there.  The others will be used for weaving the ends.  No waste, or very little :)

Ready to get started threading.  I think I'll wait a bit, maybe this afternoon I will get a little more natural light down there to help. 

Well, it's official.  New store opening in our town, and I'm going to be part of it.  'Zinnias' will be a retail shop featuring depression glassware, antiques and repurposed items from the owners.  A select group of local "artists" as we are called will also be featured.  My weaving and rugs, some photography, some glassware, some jewelry.

The girls that are running it are both have a flair for display and have big plans for the shop. When we get farther in, I'll put a linky to our facebook page.

Only thing is, I need to get busy and get some product ready, LOL....

All for now,


  1. what great pictures of your process! i have a sectional loom.but i rarely do a warp more than 10 yards long, so i still always warp front to was very interesting to me to see your process on your fab vintage loom :) congratulations on your new business venture!

  2. Great news about the new store. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity, and I hope it all goes well for you. Will your daughter be a part of it with her photography?