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« on: March 13, 2008 03:26:35 PM »

Knitting led to spinning and I realized it would soon lead to weaving.  And it did!  I just bought a 24" Beka Rigid Heddle Loom that came in the mail Tuesday.  After struggling with the vague instructions with weird/unintelligible illustrations, I finally figured it out.  It would be much easier to have a person teach me, but my aunt (a weaver) lives two states away, so no go.

Anyway...

"I Want Candy" Scarf, made with yarn dyed by marion on Etsy and spun by me.
Rolled up:


The two ends.  See how I got better by the end? (the left side was where I started):


A shot of the whole scarf.  It is only 50" long or so:


Thanks for looking!  I'm going to weave up the other skein into a longer scarf.  Any tips on warping without a warping board?  I used two kitchen chairs for this one.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008 03:37:25 PM »

I love the colors.  I've made many of projects where the end is better then the beginning.  You have to start somewhere.  In no time you will have it mastered.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008 04:03:10 PM »

Thanks!
As I was unwinding the scarf, I was all "Wow, I've gotten better!" but then, "Look how much thinner the beginning is..."  I think I'll be able to look that over, though (I'm a little bit OCD  Grin ).

Really, I'm just so excited that I've started a new hobby.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008 12:22:18 AM »

>Any tips on warping without a warping board?

yes! it's a little hard to explain, so i found you some directions: http://reviews.ebay.com/Warp-a-rigid-heddle-loom-the-easy-way_W0QQugidZ10000000001572825?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT:-1:LISTINGS:2

basically, you set up a warping peg and put your loom as far away from the peg as you want the warp to be. then, run a continuous thread between your back beam/back apron rod/whatever it is bekas have and the peg, going through each slot in the heddle.

the linked directions are much clearer, i promise.

btw: i like your colours a lot! that's a very cute scarf, and i love that i can see your progress.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008 08:14:31 AM »

Thanks, that article was really helpful.  I'll have to try that on my next project.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008 11:17:08 AM »

Congrats on your first project!  I warp with a peg on my Ashford rigid heddle.  The whole concept of warping boards scare the crap out of me.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008 08:51:38 AM »

I use a peg too, It makes warping from back to front so easy. Great job! I'm glad the weaving bug has bitten another spinner.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2008 07:10:19 PM »

I use a peg too, It makes warping from back to front so easy. Great job! I'm glad the weaving bug has bitten another spinner.

I tried warping with a peg (the top of a chair) for the scarf I'm working on now and it was a ton easier.
Yep, I've been bit by the weaving bug.  Not quite sure what is next, though.  I mean, I knit, crochet, spin, weave, dye... maybe felting next?  Grin
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