If you are a weaver, you know this thrill. I weave the very last pick, and then I hold my breath as the finished cloth is unrolled from the cloth beam. All ten meters / eleven yards of it! I don’t usually have an audience for the unrolling, but this time I want to share the experience with you, my friends.
If you stay to the end, you will see the cap I made from the sample pieces at the beginning and end of the warp.
And, one more thing, I added a little 3 1/2-minute time-lapse video at the very end. I hope it makes you smile.
And now I invite you to join me as I weave the Nine Color Towel. Remember that this is time lapse–I really do not weave this fast.
May you be filled with joy.
Very Happy Weaving,
7 thoughts on “Quiet Friday: Unroll the Cloth Beam”
Have you ever experienced tendonitis from weaving? I’m curious about how you hold your shuttle and throw with your right hand- I can’t tell in the video. I have thumb tendonitis and haven’t been able to weave for several months. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Claudia, I have never experienced tendonitis from weaving. I’m so sorry you have to endure that.
I always hold my shuttle with my palm up – to throw the shuttle and to catch it. Joanne Hall taught me, “thumbs up.” I think that may be more friendly to the hands and wrists than grasping the shuttle with thumbs down.
Thanks so much Karen – very helpful. I enjoy your blog so much and appreciate you getting back to me.
Gorgeous fabric and your hat is adorable!!! Did you have a pattern for the hat?
Mary, I used a McCall’s sewing pattern for the hat. I made one first out of fabric from the store to make sure it was a good fit. So, now I have two new hats that are fun to wear.
Thanks for the compliment. I’m glad you like the fabric!
What Beautiful Towels! I love that you’re chomping at the bit to get another batch going.
I watched your video twice! How nice to be able to watch your process at the loom. You have a lovely work room. I love that big Glimakra shuttle. I also admired your bobbin winder. Didn’t your husband make that for you? I love how much he supports with your love of weaving. Good man.
Thank you for sharing!
Thanks, Laurie! It’s that much more fun when friends enjoy it with me!
Yes, my husband made the bobbin winder. He’s my go-to guy for nifty tools.
I appreciate your enthusiastic comments!