We spent a long four day weekend in New Orleans, so I'm just getting back to the loom. We made several trips to the Crescent City Brewery, saw Ingrid Lucia at the Blue Nile, visited the wonderful aquarium, had beignets at the Cafe du Monde, pecan waffles at the Camellia Grill, saw the French Market and adjoining flea market, did walking tours of the French Quarter and the Garden District, watched the Easter parade in the French Quarter and caught beads, and had a somewhat disappointing experience at the highly rated Commander's Palace restaurant. All in all a great fun trip.
Back to weaving. The bathroom carpet that I'm making is almost on the loom. The reed is sleyed, the heddles are threaded, and the warp is on the warp beam. I'll tie on to the cloth beam tomorrow morning and start weaving. There are 165 doubled warp threads, two in every other dent of the 12 dent reed, plus an extra one at each end to reinforce the selvedge. The threading is a straight draw. I still need to decide how to finish the rug. Here's where it stands now:
From the back
And from the front, still uncut
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