Thursday, April 6, 2023

Mulling It Over

Finally putting a warp on the 15" Schacht Cricket rigid heddle loom. I made a wee swatch in March and I've been thinking about it ever since. Not hard to do since it's laying smack dab in the middle of the coffee table.

I pick it up, look closely at it, roll it between my fingers, put it down.


I wove the sample with Sally Fox's 10/2 natural-colored brown cotton and 10/2 white organic cotton held together. I'm guesstimating that the two yarns together is  ~ 5/2.  This is the first time I'll be weaving with two yarns held together as one.

This will also be a first for using the Pima cotton I spun on the Lendrum spinning wheel. It's a single (not plied) and will be used for weft.

Another new technique was indirect warping the Cricket loom. First, I watched a YouTube video called, "Warping a Rigid Heddle with a Pre-Wound Warp" made by the Woolery.

It looked doable so I calculated a simple 3-yard warp and went to the warping board.




So far, so good. I found a couple of mistakes in the color count so I'll fix that tomorrow and continue dressing the loom.