Weaving

[update 4-8-16]

I finished my first weaving project on my loom.

I found that the raceway was about 1-1/2″ lower than the bottom warp threads when shed was open so I made a raised raceway that is temporary and doesn’t jeopardize the integrity of the vintage loom. I cut the wood and sanded it, then wedged it in with some cardboard on each end to hold it securely and to protect the historical loom wood.

I learned much from this project. The 1/2″ strips of cotton material that I tore form one yard of each color made a nice rag yarn but it makes a very lightweight thin rag rug. It would be more suited for a table runner or placemat.

[update 9-8-15]

I finished restoration on my rescue loom.

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[ LINKS to my posts on my weaving projects ]

See some of the posts I did on weaving:

Floor Loom Restoration

Floor Loom Restoration Project

Floor Loom Circa 1900

Heritage Floor Loom from the 1900s

Category Looms Saved Search

[update 8-2-15]

I realized today that I hadn’t included the handbag I made from the rag weaving shown below. Here are some pictures and links to more about it.

The Woven Rag Bag that ensued from my disastrous, yet successful "Loom Experiment"

The Woven Rag Bag that ensued from my disastrous, yet successful “Loom Experiment”

 

Here are some links about it:

The project that was a disaster

Loom Experiment on Ravelry

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Handbag strap on my backstrap loom

More on Ravelry

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Handbag strap made on my backstrap loo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[posted 10-19-14] OK… WOW…  I DID IT! FINALLY DID SOMETHING WITH THE WEAVING I STARTED FOREVER AGO! I decided to combine part of the weaving with the very first backstrap I made on my very first backstrap loom. IMG_20141019_105740 IMG_20141019_105800

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Below is a gallery of pictures,  in no particular order, of the weaving when it was on the loom. CIMG2793 CIMG2794 CIMG2795 IMG_20140713_125505 IMG_20140713_125531 IMG_20140713_125938 IMG_20140713_125947 IMG_20140713_130004 IMG_20140713_131121 IMG_20140713_131200 IMG_20140713_131437 IMG_20140713_131449 IMG_20140713_141310 IMG_20140713_175656 IMG_20140713_175742 IMG_20140713_175751 ragrugloom1 ragrugloom2

 

[July 2014] Tee Shirt Yarn I use for weaving.

The next time you get ready to throw out a tee shirt think about making it into yarn that can be used in many projects, everything from crochet to weaving! I happily accept unwanted shirts and if you are in the Florida panhandle and want the yarn but don’t want to do it yourself, I also will process yarn for customers.

Tee shirt yarn is so easy to make and a great way to #recycle #upcycle old tees that have holes or stains, is outdated, or maybe you are just tired of that tee shirt. You can make thick yarn or thin yarn, that is determined by how thin you cut the strips.

Below is a gallery of how-to make tee yarn. See a slide show on my YouTube Channel and excuse YouTube did not keep my slides in order I set in upload so the slide is not in the order of procedure. I can’t figure out how to reorder the pictures in the YouTube video manager, please excuse. Below the video are pictures listed in the order of procedure.

One  tee shirt makes between 15 and 25 yards of yarn depending on size of tee and how wide strips are cut.

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I want to thank Sara Adams of Navarre Florida for the great big bag of Tee Shirts!

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I will be using the tee shirts to make yarn for rag rug projects.

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[February 2014]

I am thrilled about my new swords and shuttle that were custom made by Rick of the Hand Crafters of El Paso  https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandCraftersofElPaso  

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I like using the 12″ sword with my homemade inkle loom ( I made the loom myself )

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I like using the 12″ sword because as you can see below, it can actually rest on the side extension while propping open the shed.

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Below see where I have wound my new shuttle and you can see why I was thrilled to get my new custom made shuttle. The one painted blue is my old homemade one that I made from a lattice strip.

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Here is the shuttle again and my new 14″ sword, as you can see the ones in blue that I made are also shown, and I’m so happy to have my new custom made one from   https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandCraftersofElPaso  

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Here is my homemade backstrap loom, my backstrap, and my new sword and shuttle.

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More pictures below of me weaving on my backstrap loom.

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