Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Aggrevation, thy name is tension

Tension is important in weaving, especially even tension on all strands. If you don't have even tension on all strands, it looks like this--

--and you can't pass a shuttle with the weft through there with anything like your normal speed.  This makes the weaving very slow.  And this is AFTER tightening the warp eleventy-million times.
  So I do this--
Chopsticks, pencils, pens, and fishing weights hung from paper clips.
  Ugh.  So frustrating.