Saturday, June 1, 2013


Even though I can see pretty well again, trying to work along with my Craftsy class has been a challenge. I needed a comfortable place where I could see my laptop and be able to use the new warping board at the same time the instructor was walking me through it.

Earlier that day I had made a stash dive looking for colors that had enough yardage for the worsted weight project we are working on. I had it but I wasn't willing to sacrifice any of my good stuff for this maiden voyage. I took a ride to Walmart instead and loaded up on cheapo acrylic. Yes, I said acrylic. I know it is too stretchy for weaving and my tension will suffer but I'm pretty sure my first attempt will end up in the same place my first few rigid heddle attempts went- in the trash. As a weaver, I am a notorious yarn killer.

Walmart had a horrific color selection. I spent so much time staring at the shelves of yarn that I thought security might come to escort me out. Back at home I learned how to put two strands on the board at a time. I discovered I loved warping. I could spend all day doing it.

 Although I had fun, I was not that good at it. I still have trouble figuring out how to do that cross right and I goofed up the tying of the chain. I am pretty sure everything is twisted. I'll see how successful I was when I try and put this on the loom-when I work up the courage.


  1. I'm so glad you can see again!! That warping board looks interesting. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. The only weaving I've ever done is potholders with my granddaughters. :-)

  2. my brain just went numb looking at that on the back of the door.
    Glad you are seeing better.

  3. I think you are very wise to start with acrylic. Very wise!