Weaving SAORI style

A beginner's weaving experience with the SAORI weaving loom.

Problems with my first Warp

Whew.  A hard day in the loom room. My first warp was a mess.  I got my threads crossed on the warp board not realizing it was going to create chaos later.

I decided to do a dark blue and white warp to go with some strips of fabric i cut from an old caftan that was indigo shades. I decided to do 50 ends of each color. I started by warping all white then all blue thinking i could choose my arrangement of colors later.

But when I tried to sley the reed, I realized what a mess I was creating. I finally realized that I needed to just do half white and half blue like I had warped it.  I had to cut off about a foot of thread that was impossibly tangled. Now that the warp is looking good and I'm making progress....

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