Last August, before the s**t hit the fan, I ran to my local weaving shop to pick up some cotton rug warp and 5/2 perle to use for my boundweave sampler. Finally the loom is warped and ready to go. I watched the tape again and I'm ready to color in my worksheet. I ran downstairs to see what colors I bought. Lo and behold there's else wrapped up inside the bag -- a Schacht double bobbin boat shuttle. The good thing about being so forgetful is that it's like getting a present for no reason!
As I've said before, I'm using Nancy Hoskin's video but then I remembered I'd picked up a book at Creative Strands a few years back. For my second surprise I picked up the book and found that it was always by Nancy Hoskins! Using the two I hope to learn the basics and then some.
There are two pieces of posterboard placed in two sheds. She instructs you to tape the cardboard to the warp to keep it from pulling in at the beginning.
After weaving an inch in a solid color you pull out the cardboard and hemstitch using the knot stitch.
Here are the first two bands. There is one more upside down and then three more right side up for the first sampler. She designs it that way so that you can fold it in half for a little purse or bag.
The warp is 8/4 white rug warp, the weft is 5/2 perle cotton. I might also try using two ends 10/2 so that I have more color options. I have lots of small amounts left after the gamp. Green leaves and stems would be nice.