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Adventures in card-weaving

Well, I've gotten a start. Not only have I gotten a start, I (think that I) understand what I am doing. Cut the yarn, threaded the cards...and, and, AND! I warped the loom. That was the part I didn't think I'd get. The directions suck. But Dan did it a month or so ago and he had some suggestions for interpreting them.

Of course it does not look like anything yet. And it's going to look even less like anything, because I made the mistake of choosing a pattern where you only turn the cards in one direction, which apparently does not work if you're on a loom. But that's okay. I'll figure out how many turns back and forward I'll have to do so that it looks reasonable and then do that.

Mainly I want to work on getting tension right with the weft, whacking it with the beater, and all that.

Yarn is fun!

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yorkshirelad
Feb. 23rd, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
What instructions are you using? I bought a loom based on the Oseberg one last year and have yet to learn how to use it. Any suggestions on how to get started?
hearthstone
Feb. 23rd, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
The instructions came with the loom, which we got at Pennsic a couple of years ago. It's this one:

http://www.radix.net/~herveus/wwap/looms/small-loom.html

Not even remotely period, I'm guessing, but it's portable and can not-quite fit in my lap.

We also have this one (at least I think it's the same one:

http://www.halcyonyarn.com/equipment_jpgs/66101000.jpg

which I was never, ever able to figure out. Since I've appropriated the new one, Dan may try to get that one going so he can also work on stuff.

I'm not familiar at all with how the Oseburg style one would work--have you tried contacting the seller or manufacturer?
yorkshirelad
Feb. 24th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
I've know Hervus for many years. In fact that is who I got my loom from. Thanks for the links.
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