Plaid on the Loom
Working away on plaid handwoven cloth. It is a fairly easy weave. The hard part is making sure that all of the squares are square. An important lesson that I learned on this project is not to measure right after I beat a row, but to wait until a few more rows are added because the rows tend to pack in slightly.
I am using Harrisville Shetland wool, which is a delight, especially after weaving with a 20/2 wool during my last project. This is noticeably thicker and much easier to work with. The colors are black, magenta and periwinkle.
I have a lot of helpers today! You may also notice that I had to switch out the tie on bar for a shorter dowel. During the last project, the metal on the original bar was bending under the pressure every time I advanced the warp, so I changed it. I also bought longer dowels for wider projects and will used the appropriate lengths for each project.