Once the loom was set up in the studio it was time to dress it. Hooray! Okay, how, precisely do you dress a loom?
Well, first you have to wind a warp. Cool. How do you do that?
Well, you can use all kinds of work-arounds (ladder back chairs, clamped broom handles?!?, the hands/arms of patient friends and family) or you can use a warping board. Awesome. Since I don't own ladder back chairs I figured we'd just build a warping board. Easy to find pictures and figure out what size would be good. Plus there was one at the shop where I took my weaving class and I had a photo of that to use too.
There were a lot of pegs to cut and holes to be drilled. Took a while as Chris used oak for the frame and that wood was hard! Had to keep stopping to let the drill bit cool down.
|Drilling holes for the pegs|
Once all the holes were drilled Chris assembled the frame and banged in the pegs.
|Cleverly protecting the wood floor|
|Screwing in the frame|
|I'll oil it this summer when ventilation is better|
|Waste yarn as a guide|
|Taking off the first section of warp|