Last night was my weaving class and I have to tell you I did not want to go. After a long day at work I just wanted to stay home and veg-out. But, I went and I'm so glad I did, because we started our projects. We used a warping board to measure out our warp ends. I had to wrap my warp threads around the pegs so that I had a total of 224 warp threads. Some had to do way more than that. I was pretty happy to have picked a smaller project for my first time weaving. Some of the ladies were sorry they picked the projects that they did.
When I was all done I had to tie on some "choke ties", and that is exactly what you want to do is "choke" the threads so that they stay tied and can't get tangled.
After all the choke ties are in place you start taking the warp off the warping board....Very carefully tho...Once it's all off the warping board you make a chain with the warp. It reminded me of macrame.
This is my warp chain. I picked the colors pink and raisin for my project. I am making a cover or runner to go on the top of our piano. I was happy to have finished last night because the instructor was there to help, but a bit sorry because I would have been able to take the warping board home to finish. Then I could have shown you exactly what it looked like instead of pictures from my weaving book.
I'm going to take my camera to class from now on and hopefully the instructor won't mind me taking pictures of my progress.