Thursday, July 23, 2009

Weaving Along

I thought I'd lash on the cloth beam because my chains were a little uneven and I thought I could save some warp. I've tried it a few times and was not a fan, but, hey!, it's summer, I have a little time, right?


That would be wrong! I can't seem to get even tension even when using a very slippery nylon cord. It looks so easy when Tom Knisley does it :-)


So back to the tried and true!


Plain weave and one color weft. What a joy! I'm listening to books on my ipod and just throwing the shuttle. How relaxing can you get?



  1. Wow, this is so cool! I tried the lashing on and redid it, too. The weaving zone is a good place to go......

  2. does look like so much fun! What books are you listening to?

  3. Gorgeous and absolutely can't go wrong (just ask millions of men across the world)
    Looking forward to seeing the finished towels!

  4. I love the colors! I can't wait to see them off the loom.
    I've only been successful with lashing on once. There must be some secret handshake for those that employ this method.

  5. Stunningly gorgeous. Love the colors and can't wait to see the finished towels.

  6. I cannot tell you how timely this post is for me. A friend just gave me a lesson in warping back to front and I'm at the stage of slip knots in front the sleyed warp. She suggested I lash on, but we had been at it for hours and I said I couldn't do another step.
    I only know to tie on, and I think that's what I'll do now again. I just don't get how lashing addresses each warp thread.

  7. We usually use two flat sticks with 1" tabby weave and fabric glue when wanting to remove our woven items from the looms as shown on a couple of pics on ' bolderweavers ' group on " I could not ' figer-out ' how to get pics here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!