One and (almost) done

Look what jumped onto my loom today!

I purchased this dyed tencel from a vendor on Etsy, and I finally have a moment to get it on my big loom.  I'm still trying to find the best and fastest way to load yarn on that loom.  For now I've stuck with using one of the sectional pieces as a raddle, and trying to wind on keeping all of the sections in their correct places.  Doing it by myself was a miserable failure, and I had to pull all of the yarn back off of the warp beam to try a second time.  Needless to say, there were many tangles to deal with.  I managed to get the yarn back on the loom with hubby's help, keeping a constant tension, but I want to be able to do this myself! (She says, stomping her foot like a two year old).

Once on the loom, it was only a matter of an hour or two to thread and sley the reed.

These colors look like Easter to me.  If only the weather looked that way too...

This morning I managed to tie on and spread it on the loom.

  I wove to 56" before lunch, which is pretty good considering I had to unweave for several inches to correct a misplaced weft.  This is how it looks right now.

I can't wait to finish this and get those fringes twisted!  After all, I've got to have something to do inside while yet again more snow falls.

And here's a gratuitous shot of a peacock feather that we found on our truck bumper a while ago.  Beautiful colors, though the picture doesn't do it justice.  It's amazing what Mother Nature is capable of.


  1. Try this video from Webs, where I learned. It's obvious you are a skilled weaver, from your GORGEOUS pieces! Just thinking maybe there's a tip here that can help you keep even tension. It's tricky, I agree! There is also a method working from front-to-back. I will try to find it also.

    1. Thanks for the links! I can use all the help I can get!

  2. Two sources that might help (Hope they do!):
    Madelyn van der Hoogts is a big advocate of front-to-back dressing, and has an Interweave video available at


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