Saturday, June 26, 2004

Twisted Chains

Sounds like a heavy metal group, doesn't it? I'm getting ready to start a new baby blanket for my nephew's new daughter. I had been noticing that my chains had a distinct twist to them that was causing some tangles. Last week, while I was shopping Interweave's Hurt Book Sale, I ended up at their articles and projects page. In one of their warping articles there was a reminder to chain using both hands. They said that when you chain with only one hand grabbing and pulling through you put a 1/2 twist with each motion. Now why hadn't I heard that before? So, as I chain off these three bouts I will be keeping that in mind.

Whoppee! The new dryer came today. AND (just like Wendy) I've got a light in the cavernous 6.5 cubic foot drum. You never realize how much you'd miss an applicance until you live a week without one.


  1. Yep, I always chain with two hands. I think my first weaving teacher told me to do that. Otherwise your warp gets all skewed around.

  2. Congrats on the lighted drum! Every time I open the door, I gasp. And laugh.
    I haven't chained a warp long enough to notice this ... yet. Still waiting on my loom.