I'm watching season 1 and I have never woven anything before. I have a 4-shaft Schacht table loom that I'm learning to use. I'm getting the idea that I should be following along, but what am I supposed to make? I have a bunch of 8/2 cotton but I don't know how long of a warp I should wind for a practice piece, how many "ends", how wide it should be, etc. Is there a practice project somewhere I can use to follow along with? TIA!
Welcome aboard, Stacey! Watch all of Season 1 as if you were a sponge absorbing information - make notes, etc. The first season is all about understanding a lot of the basics about different looms, yarns, setts, finishing, etc. In Season 2 you will have plenty of opportunities to weave many samples/towels using a pattern draft with all the information you'll need to create your cloth and still have lots of time to play with your loom! How wide is your loom? Most of the samples in Season 2 are around 20" wide or less. If your loom isn't wide enough - we can help you learn how to trim your pattern so it fits your loom until you can "fly" on your own. Jane's philosophy is to start with the basics, help you understand them and then guide you as you explore different parts of design and weaving so that you can slowly build your own understanding of your new craft. You will learn so many different ways that you can start to build your own design on a piece of paper, from the bottom up and before you know it, you will be able to answer your own questions - how long a warp do I need, how many ends should I wind, how wide will it be in my reed, and so on. You are heading out on a great adventure!
Thank you! I was wondering if I had missed a project or something but then I saw there was also no yarn or supply list for season one so I was really confused lol. My loom is 20" wide so it looks like I'm juuuuuussst wide enough :) I will keep watching and absorbing season 1. I'm on episode three and loving it so far :-D