I’ve got a couple weaving things going, here are some updates.

The log cabin fabric is done, although I haven’t gotten around to making the new purse of it that I wanted. I don’t have anything I like for the straps, so I’ll just have to weave something. But the fabric turned out nicely:

light and dark blue log cabin blocks

The carpet warp tracks heavily, I had to seriously iron the fabric to un-wrinkle. That means the yarn has overtwist in the ply. But it will wear forever. Take that, balanced yarn fetish people.

I finished measuring warp for some yardage that I’m still not entirely sure what I’ll do with. It’s green and brown, which means it will be for somebody else. I experimented with measuring with a warping paddle, which looks like a little section of rigid heddle. The idea is you wind many ends at once and then the paddle lets you keep them in order.

I can see how this would work great with a warping mill, but it’s a giant pain in the ass with a warping board. To go back and forth you have to turn the paddle at various points and the yarn gets twisted. Also I don’t have a tension box or even a decent spool rack. All told it didn’t end up taking any longer than without, but I’m going to wait until I have more appropriate equipment before I try this again.

I am, however, pleased that I managed to not end up with huge amounts of leftovers. I measured from five spools and the original cone and here was what remained:

green warp leftovers


  1. Dori says:

    Love the fabric! I personally love to weave with overspun singles :)Of course I guess I like doing alot of things people suggest I shouldn’t!

  2. feorlen says:

    High twist singles have interesting properties. I want to play with that more, making stripes and such with different twist. But I hardly have time for anything these days, forget spinning a bunch of yarn for experimentation. You just can’t buy yarn for stuff like that.

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