At the meeting which was outside and well socially spaced due to the pandemic, we showed what we were working on and discussed a challenge project. The idea was to weave a scarf using Log Cabin, a type of plain weave that has an emphasis on color to create the visual pattern; we would make 2 - one to keep and one to trade with someone else in the group. Oh, and to display in a local restaurant/gallery.
During this time, I have been playing with the idea of doing some rugs for the house in an "Arts & Crafts" pallet of mossy greens, deep red, brown/gold, and beige. I highjacked the colors and sat down with my weaving software to design the scarf.
My weaving software (which is now a dead product) will take the project dimensions, add draw in, in shrinkage, loom waste, and sampling amount gives you the yardage for the project(s). Once the draft is created you can get heddle counts per shaft and threading diagrams. Unfortunately the application does not break down yardage by color, for that, I use a spread sheet, using the warp length and the threading count. From there I was able to order the yarn - UKI perle cotton in mini cones from Yarn Barn of Kansas.
To measure the warp, I use pegs which clamp to the work table in my studio. They take up less space than an actual warping board. I clamped the pegs to the table and started building the warp, yesterday and I won't finish it until early next week.
I will weave this on my Ashford Katie loom as it is correct width. Below are pictures ofL
- The draft - only half since it is mirrored vertically and horizontally. The
- The warp thread order
- Warp Pegs on the table
- The loom on the table before I started measuring out the warp.