Problem Solving Revisited

One of my favorite stages in the weaving process- cutting the weaving off the loom. I do not have a specific way I complete this process, I just take my favorite fabric scissors and carefully cut the warp threads and then unroll the glory of the almost final product.

The end of the warp tied on to some old warp I have on the back beam.
The end of the warp tied on to some old warp I have on the back beam.

By tying on to the old warp waste, it has helped me cut down on the amount of loom waste I produce for each piece. I don’t have to contend with the heavy metal rod that is on the warp beam when I near the end of the weaving. I also love those little knots peaking over the back beam.

The Echoes scarves all wound up on the cloth beam.
The Echoes scarves all wound up on the cloth beam.
The scarves unrolled from the cloth beam. I love the drape of bamboo!
The scarves unrolled from the cloth beam. I love the drape of bamboo!

So, now that the scarves have been washed and are waiting for pressing, I am thankful that I adjusted the sett of the warp in the very beginning. The weavings would have not been stable at such an open set due to the nature of the weave. And now that the sett was tighter is gives the cloth a nicer drape and is more substantial.

Now to make warp for the next set of scarves!

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