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.