Winter is coming so I warped up another hand spun art yarn for the warp and weft throw on my Ashford 32' rigid heddle loom with the the freedom roller.
I balled up my art yarn skeins it use for the warp, and used my 2.5 size reed on my BUY ASHFORD RIGID HEDDLE LOOM HERE
i used all hand spun yarns with the exception of a commerical mohair harn i used here in and there
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LONG ENOUGH ROOM TO WIND YOUR WARP YOU CAN DO WHAT I DID WALK OUT THE FRONT DOOR TAKE A MEDIUM SIZE IRWIN ADJUSTABLE BAR CLAMP AND CLAMP I IN PLACE OF THE WHIMPY PEG AND CLAMPS THAT COME WITH ALL BFRANDS OF RIGID HEDDEL LOOMS . CLAMP IT ON A CHAIR OR LIKE I DID THE DECK RAILING
Now to choose my weft hand spun yarns
I always love weaving with my ski shuttles click here they come is 2 sizes 20" and 25" either size is indispensable i only use the bifurcated ( 2 separate cleats ) style so that i can wrap yarns or fabric etc in a figure 8.
the low profile of the ski shuttles click here fits in the shed and allow the shuttle to glide along with out drag like stick shuttle do.
instead of using the reed/heddle to beat i use my fingers, or a comb .weaving combswhy? on my throws the set is so open that it allows for this technique also it save wear and abrasion on the hnad spun warp yarns.
all this weaving of bulky yarns would not be possible with the unique ashford buy freedom roller for ashford loom herenormally a rigid heddle loom holds but a few yards but with bulky yarns you can barely get 2 yards on the cloth beam . I got 6 yarns finished cloth here using the freedom roller, you can get even more, it is amazing.
AND I HAND SEWED TO GETHER WITH A KNITTING DARNING NEEDLE both sections
SOAKED IN HOT WATER FOR A HOUR WITH EUCLAN WOOL WASH CLICK HERE
Drying on the deck rail in the autum sun
PEACEFUL WEAVING AND SPINNING IN CALIFORNIA REDWOODS
JILL NICKOLENE SANDERS
studio is still closed for classes because of covid19 but i can ship orders or do drive way covid pick up