|I was asked by the folk at the Bridge Farm in Dresden Maine to weave blankets from their yarn grown by their very own flock of sheep! Here are some photos describing the process of weaving the yarn on my floor loom.||First I want to say that they had the yarn spun at a fiber mill outside of Maine. It was done by Stonehedge Fiber Mill. They did a lovely job! I have not encountered any problems with the yarn and it is sturdy enough to hold tension on the loom.It weaves beautifully and there has been no dust or pieces of foreign matter showing up( twigs or hay) or knots.|
|the threading of the yarn through the heddles before you can weave|
|Close up of the wool blanket being woven|
|Picture above and below shows the shed opening and the shuttle being thrown in between the yarns.|
When the blanket is done. I will cut it off the loom and wash it and full it by agitating it very carefully.
Then it will probably take a week to dry before I cut it and sew it into blankets.