Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Laverne Waddington has an excellent tutorial on backstrap weaving on her blog and on She also has a backstrap weaving group on Ravelry.

I used two strands of different colors for my warp - - one each of red and black cotton warped as one.

After Laverne suggested attaching my loom to a table top with clamps, things went along well.


Blogger Laverne said...

Looking good Grace. I am glad that the clamps worked out for you.


4:43 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Wow! That looks great!

You make it sound easy...thanks for the links!

12:04 PM  
Blogger LDSVenus said...

Grace, I'm not a weaver but you sure make that look easy. I've watched the Navajo women weave their rugs and always thought I wanted to try that someday.

I was sad to see you need to let go of your flock, but glad you got to keep a few for pets, we do love our pets so much, don't we. :) It's nice that your pets give you some wonderful fleece to spin, my ferret isn't as accomadating :P.

10:29 AM  
Blogger finnsheep said...

Thanks for the kind words, Laverne and Cyndy.

I finally warped for a pick up bookmark, but it did not go well.
When I warp for pick up patterns, all I need to do is have the right number of threads of the right color - - no crosses, no order!
The ends are cut and I just stick the right colors in the holes or slots as required.

This figure eight stuff with the cross and having the threads in the right order is making me completely crazy.

1:16 PM  

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