A whole new vocabulary

The Introduction to Weaving course at the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria started today. So many new words to learn. The first class was about preparing the warp and dressing the loom.

By the end of the day I had used a warping board to measure out the warp. Taken it off and  chained it after carefully tying the crosses and labelling key parts. Used the raddle to spread it evenly over the width of the finished sampler and wound the warp onto the back roller of the loom under tension.

I also learned how to read a draft and started threading the ends through the heddles on the four frames. I think I will go back in before the next class to finish the threading before I forget how it is done.



2 responses to “A whole new vocabulary

  1. Jenni Strachan

    It is certainly a different language. Beautiful colours.

  2. It’s always good to learn new stuff!

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