The arrival of a new loom seems like the perfect time to begin a weaving log and maybe to share a few really great recipes at along the way. Weaving and eating are two of my favourite things to do, so combining them seems like a good idea.
My 12 shaft Louet Spring arrived on October 7 and it was really exciting to open the boxes and start to learn about the loom from the bolts up and really get a feel for the whole thing! I have never received anything so well packed, it was amazing.
After ording the loom, I had decided that the best way to get to know her would be to put a comfort warp of tea towels on her as soon as she arrived. So a week before "Lily Louet" was to arrive I started to make the warp. A 10 yard striped cottolin warp, sett at 24 epi was my choice. I started to pull the stripes and 3/4 of the way through I could see that the green wouldn't make it if I stuck to plan. So back to PCW and after a few adjustments I was able to feel confident that I'd have enough of every colour to finish the warp. This messing about took time and I had just finished chaining off the warp when the truck pulled up. Unbelievably, it was only about 10 minutes.
So now a few days later I have Lily warped and ready to go.