May 01 2010

Totally geeked out…

Published by at 10:28 pm under Fiber,Weaving

OK, so here’s the thing:



Seriously, though, it really is ridiculously cool. I’m making a wool blanket that’s twice as wide as the warp on the loom, weaving one layer of cloth atop the other with an attached side that’s just a fold in the center. Seems impossible, but it’s completely doable. And, with the right instructions, it’s pretty darn easy. Here’s the warp:

The warp is twice as thick as it should be for its width because it’ll become two layers of plainweave cloth. Weird.

Here it is, at the start. Looks like normal weaving from here. BUT IT’S NOT…

Check that crazy stuff out! Two layers. Amazing.

And yes, I know that I’m only the latest person to try it, and that other people have done it many times before. I still think it’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Now to finish the warp…

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