And my first baby wrap is done! It’s long – just over 5 meters and just under 30 inches wide, it’s a “Size 7″ wrap, the longest size usually sold. I still need to hem it and taper the ends but I’m really happy with how it came out.
Watching the cloth come together on the loom was lovely, but it really bloomed after washing. I used a 10/2 mercerized cotton yarn from Halcyon Yarn – 642 threads each 7 yards long for the warp and 3,952 threads for the weft. Miles of thread! And yes, I calculated it – weaving leaves plenty of time to think. Washing sets the cloth and the cotton threads snuggle up to each other to make a nice strong weave. In the picture above, the swatch on the left is an unwashed sample I wove first and the right shows the finished cloth. The left reminds me of window screen but the right is just perfect.
- RT @dbrunton: I wrote a thing from one of Medium's writing prompts, about the first day of my Junior year: https://t.co/n9NC5Qn7O9Wednesday, 10.22.14 12:48
- I've been doing some weaving! http://t.co/WYX9tIYaMoFriday, 10.17.14 00:27
- Zoe and Tommy took over the milking! http://t.co/O6b5L5aU02Thursday, 06.26.14 13:00