Quiet Friday: Making Linen Fabric

There are some things more important than weaving and blogging. Family, for instance. We had a special family member capture all our attention this week. The last picture shows what I’m talking about. If the captions seem brief this time… that’s why. Enjoy!

Linen singles warp.

Linen warp is beamed.

Linen singles warp is threaded in the heddles.

Heddles are threaded with 16/1 linen ends.

Linen ends are sleyed through the reed.

Ends are sleyed through the reed.

Linen warp is tied on to front bar, with leveling cord in place.

Warp is tied on to front tie-on bar, with leveling cord in place.

Measuring picks per inch.

Measuring picks per inch to get the correct weft density.

Adding beads to a linen thread for weaving.

Adding beads to the weaving.

Linen fabric, change of weft color. Beads added.

Green weft, followed by magenta weft.

Eye level view of linen cloth on loom.

Eye level view.

Linen fabric on the loom.

Linen fabric on the loom.

Elias Luke made his entrance this week. He is our second grandchild, and our first grandson. We are delighted!

Elias Luke made his entrance this week. He is our second grandchild, and our first grandson. We are delighted!

May your family bring you delight this week.

Lovingly,

Karen aka Lola (my grandmother name)

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