Monday, April 09, 2007

Warped with Wire

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I finally got to warp my inkle loom with wire. Once I put the brass wire on a shuttle, the process went very smoothly.

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However, as it turns out, wire does not behave the way cotton yarn does. I know. That came as a complete surprise to me, too! Warping with wire, easy. Weaving with it. Not so much.

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2 comments:

Valerie said...

What did you use for heddles, string or wire? The idea is intriguing, tho' the thought makes my hands ache!

Kaz (curiousweaver) said...

Lee, this is really interesting. I've done alot of inkle loom weaving and never thought of using wire. Stainless steel yarn may work too.
Thanks for the great photos. Kaz