This posting is part of the Grow Your Blog Event.
Introduction to this event and to me can be found here.
As part of the Grow Your Blog Event, I am holding a give away. The details of how to participate can be found here, but in truth, it is simple.
Leave a comment on any of my posts from January 18 up to mid-night on January 31 - and you are automatically entered. No anonymous comments accepted.
Leave your blog or email address in the comment.
Names will be put into a basket and one person will be selected to win this hand woven scarf.
And now to give you the first update on the prize I am creating.
The fun part of weaving comes after a lot of preparatory steps.
Here is a quick pictorial tour of how it is done.
|The yarn is prepped by making them into yarn balls.|
|The warping yarn is threaded into the rigid heddle reed slots.|
As a novice weaver, I keep reference material handy to be sure I have the steps correct.
|Keep threading the yarn through the slots until the width you want is reached.|
|The warp yarn is barber pole style.|
|Once all the slots are filled, the holes are threaded as well.|
|Then the majority of the yarn is wound on to the back beam|
and the front ends are tied to the front beam.
|The weft or weaving yarn is wound onto a shuttle.|
I like the way the colors are turning out.
We will do another update in a week.