Yesterday, I was inspired by David at The Weaving Studio, and I decided to take my loom apart, clean it, and oil it. I used Tung Oil, and I think it made a nice difference. But in the process, my loom hurt me! I was oiling the treadles and not paying much attention when my finger snagged on the underside of one of them. I yanked my hand out from under the loom and discovered a huge piece of wood protruding from the tip of my left ring finger. The biggest splinter ever. I called for help because my mind categorized the injury as "impalement" rather than "splinter" and I kind of lost my cool. Gus rushed to my rescue and tried to yank the thing out, but it only broke off. And now I have a gigantic piece of beautifully polished loom wood in my finger. And it hurts! And advice on how to get it the heck out of me?
Despite my serious injury I was able to wind a new warp and beam it on today. I am using a combination of Lynnette's and Margaret's warping methods.
I don't own a raddle, but I do own some craft sticks and masking tape, so this is what I rigged up:
It is far from ideal, but it kept the yarn spaced fairly evenly while I beamed it on.
Yellow is not usually my color, but I like this a lot.