Sunday, November 2, 2014

Weaving project #2

It's really amazing how much time it takes to warp the loom for a project.

For this one, I used a cone of cotton and a cone of cottolin, warped together.

For the weft, I'm using some dk cotton I have in my stash.

It's a simple set of placemats called "Elegant Placemats" from the Weaving Today website.  It's a free e-book.

The pattern on the blue is called huck.  The pattern on the yellow is called huck lace.

Unfortunately, while I was just getting into the yellow one, I went to advance the warp, and the ratchet pawl snapped and broke off.  UGH!!

It goes on that pin there on the metal bar, below the cog

Just snapped.

And I just about snapped!!  I've emailed Camilla Valley Farms to see if there is a way I can replace it, or the entire part (with the metal rod). *crosses fingers*

If I can just replace the pawl, great!, otherwise, I'll probably have to cut my project off the loom and restart the yellow one.  One placemat done, 3 to go.


  1. So sorry to hear about the break down. Hope you can find a replacement soon. Love the yellow one. Great work.

  2. Thanks Chantal. Yes it was really disappointing. But hopefully either Leclerc or Camilla Valley Farms gets back to me today so I can order what I need, and have it by the weekend. (need placemats for christmas presents?) LOL

  3. Hi Laurie, I hope you could replace meanwhile. Would you help me with some detailed pictures of the loom? I bought one last week and some tricky details are not good described in the manual. It would be nice.
    Greetings from Germany

  4. no more necessary. I found it out and wove my first piece :)


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