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Sampler the First
March 10 2011
March 17 2011
Project info
Sampler the First
24" wide x 60" long (on rigid heddle loom)
Tools and equipment
24" RH Loaner from Janet
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
Janet's Handspun

My first weaving project, a sampler warped by Janet onto her old rigid heddle loom and loaned to me to practice on.

Edited 6/16/11 to add: Yardage used estimated at approx. 500 yards, using this calculator.

3/10/11: Attended rigid heddle weaving demo at local fiber guild March meeting; borrowed Janet’s loom.

3/12/11: Practiced plain weave; added a sword to my arsenal of tricks to deepen the shallow shed on this loom.

3/13/11: Added some 2x2 and 4x4 leno twists

3/14/11: worked with 2 swords/pick-up sticks to create additional sheds for denser weave (trying to find name of pattern, if anyone knows)

3/15/11: ‘Brooks Bouquet’ lace pattern from Ashford (causing weft yarn to untwist); also added a row of multi-colored loose mohair & wensleydale locks, and 3 rows of orange silk noil

3/16/11: Clasped weft section, ended with plain weave.

3/17/11: Cut off the loom & wove in the ends. I’m officially hooked on weaving.

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March 10 2011
March 17 2011
About this yarn
by Brown Sheep
80% Cotton, 20% Merino
215 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: March 14, 2011
  • Finished: March 17, 2011
  • Updated: July 11, 2011
  • Progress updates: 2 updates