Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The GOOD thing about linen is the wonderful textiles you create. Linen and lace go hand in hand.

Working with linen can be trying, at times. You always have to be vigilant and not let the linen 'spring' out of the shuttle, and watch your edges for draw-in.

The Bad!

The Ugly!!
There are some things you can do to make the linen 'weaver friendly'. You can put the wound bobbins in a plastic bag with a wet wash rag and leave it for a few hours or overnight. You don't want the yarn wet, but damp. You can mist the web as you weave. But you don't want the water to get on the wood parts of your loom. Or just weave s-l-o-w-l-y and enjoy the experience.

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