I hate to see a naked loom; over the weekend I remedied the situation and made a white warp for the erstwhile green-warped loom. This new warp is a combination of three white or near-white yarns: natural hemp, mercerized cotton, and an odd Japanese tapelike yarn composed of four fine threads. The three yarns are held together in the cross and picked at random when threading the heddles.
Warping a loom is one of my favorite activities. Everything about the process pleases me, including using my tools. The hook at the side of the castle holds thread snips, pincushion, and a little bag containing reed hooks.
We are now warped! Here's the first placemat on the new warp. Networked twill. I plan to replace my personal stock of placemats, which has been used nonstop for the past 25 years and needs refreshing.
Yes, daffodils. Can you believe it?