Wednesday, 27 June 2012

June Meeting

The June meeting was held on a Saturday at the home of Joan McLauchlan, Wairau Valley. Joan had a loom set up for bead leno which was a mystery for some members and something of a nostalgia trip for others. Here are some photos taken by Chris, beginning with our happy hostess.
Warp threads are in groups of four, two of which are threaded together through a bead. These two warps work together, being lifted up on one side or the other of the other two warps.

The work in progress, with two yarns wound together on the shuttle.
The leno fabric while still stretched on the loom. The twist in the warp threads makes for open spaces between wefts.  When relaxed the result is a light lace-like fabric.

Show and tell items will be posted soon.


Meg in Nelson said...

I'm not sure if I understand that bead trick - it appears to be something I have to try out and see how it works myself.

Rose said...

It's easier to do than to explain Meg. When you are ready to try it out let me know and I will send you some instructions with a diagram.