In my last post I gave you a teaser for a weaving I did on my little Rigid Heddle loom. I had acquired this loom just before Christmas last year to haul with me on my travels.
Since this was the first weaving on the new loom and I’d never used a R/H before and would be learning on this warp, I was being cautious with my materials. After all, if the first project was to be an epic failure, let’s not break the bank at the same time ;o)
Gifted with a yarn sample card with generous 10 yard samples of each Color of Berroco’s Cotton Twist (old colors) I thought that it would be the perfect warp to try out my new little loom.
Warping the Rigid Heddle for the first time – I’ve got to say, direct warping is nice, it’s amazing how handy the backs of two chairs can be.
I even enjoyed threading the heddle, easy and fast. I used the 12.5 dent reed and threaded it about 6 1/2″ wide.
Beamed and ready to weave with a warp that’s about 52″ long.
Sampling the weft colors to see what I like – I used a black 3/2 mercerized cotton and a grey cotton (mill end?) that was a bit heavier than the 3/2. The browns, navy and white I tried were gacky.
Since I liked the grey and the black both I ended up weaving 1/2 the length in one and the other half in the other. It’s a sampler, right? I wonder what this little cloth (5 1/2″ x 47″ after washing) will grow up to be…