Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Warping the Loom: Threading Heddles

I'm threading heddles today. Each of the 1020 individual threads in this dress fabric project needs to be passed through a hole in its own metal heddle. This way I can raise up the threads during the weaving process. Only one problem...I only have 1000 heddles. I've ordered another 100 which should be here by the end of the week. Here's hoping they fit the loom. Otherwise, I'll have to adjust the project by taking 10 threads off of each side, and making the finished fabric a bit narrower. (Estimated time to thread heddles: 6 hours.)

(Glad I checked how many heddles I had before I started threading, so I could get the order in ahead of time!)

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