Thanks very much for setting the blog up Kelvin. Content will follow! Stephen
What a great idea. I hope to have something to contribute when I've finished planting potatoes etc. Meanwhile I hope everyone is ok.
Thanks Pat. Hopefully there will be another project next week. If you would like to send projects in you are doing, send them to me by email and Kelvin will work his magic. The weaving group individuals seem fine and are coping, thanks
I hope you are well? Quick question-Is it a good idea to 'finish' the wood of a new loom before putting it together to use?
Hi Pat, Yes I’m well, hope you are OK as well. Personally I wouldn’t myself. If it is an Ashford loom they are made of Southern beech, a hardwood which changes colour over the years to a lovely honey golden colour. I’m not sure about other makes, but generally people let the patina of the wood show. You can use a Clear finishing wax if you like if you wish to treat it.Happy weaving! Best wishes, Steve
Ah, thanks Steve, that's interesting.
I have finished the scarf I began before lockdown 1!
I have washed and dried it, but do I need to press it as well?
Thanks for your help.
Well done! The time for Christmas presents has arrived!
As to pressing the scarf I usually wash it and let it dry flat. However, if you wish to press more use a teatowel under the steam iron and gently apply pressure.
What's your next project?
Thanks Steve, I have learned so much making it, and I shall start wearing it when the weather decides to be a bit cooler.
Not sure about my next project...perhaps about different patterns/techniques?