Monday, February 23, 2009

Got Shed!

Wove my first scarf on Fanny and it was a dream to weave. I had a nice, lovely shed opening. I think I need to replace the brake coil but it still holds the tension pretty well. Any of you LeClerc loom experts -- please let me know what you think.

Tension is my question of day -- how much is right? On my Fireside loom I've always assumed that I needed a really tight tension (like you could bounce a coin on the warp). But Fanny's tension in tight -- but not that tight. So have I been putting too much tension on the Fireside (which could be one of the reasons the shed on the Fireside is less than lovely)?

Here are some photos of Fanny, all cleaned up and my re-arranged weaving studio.

I'm not sure how much more I can get in here! I really like the new arrangement. I can get to the back of both loom without tripping! Have have two finished scarves -- I'll post more photos soon. Happy Weaving!


Diana said...

Boy have you got shed lady! That's always been my question too, how tight is to tight, but so far I just see how it reacts when I start weaving. Love, Love your weaving room. It looks really cozy and a place you can really move in. I'm threading for an overshot, and I can't wait to show it to you. L. Diana

Life Looms Large said...

Your studio setup looks great! Lots of space around each loom. I recently added a second loom and am still not sure how I want things to be situated.

Good luck figuring out what to do about the brake....I think Camilla Valley Farm has a price list for all kinds of LeClerc parts on they might have advice too.


Holly said...

I sent a bunch of photos to Camilla Farm. Thanks for the suggestion.

Meg in Nelson said...

My good, so roomy!!