I was excited to try out my new inkle loom and decided to start tonight.
I watched some videos, compared photos of the same loom, and got it all warped.
It looked great....right?
Well....the video failed to mention how to set the tension before warping and I didn't think it through. It all looked great and I started weaving. I realized when I needed to advance the warp that there was no way I was going to be able to. I had warped it firmly on the loosest setting. So, there was no way to loosen it so the warp could slide. I had to cut it off and start all over! Sigh!
I warped it again and did so with threads I'd cut off...trying not to waste them.
That may have been a problem because I think it made my warp thread tension uneven.
I started weaving again and I'm finding it to be challenging. Weaving on my much bigger floor loom is a LOT easier. I'm not sure if the uneven tension is the problem but weird lumps are showing up and my right selvage is horrible. I never have problems with selvages on my floor loom.
Maybe I'm just too tired from working on it so long.
It's 11:30 at night and I think I started this around 6:00.
I'm heading off to bed for some much needed sleep.
I'll try again tomorrow. Wish me luck!
This is supposed to be fairly easy, right?