A Loom Lesson

The warp yarns are the ones attached to my floor loom. The warp’s threads are wound onto the rear warp beam and threaded through individual heddles as they make their way around to the front beam of my loom. The warp threads are like the foundation or supporting framework of my weavings. They must withstand the agitation of being raised and lowered, paired and unpaired with other warp yarns, and moved from the back to the front as I weave my textile yardage. In my latest weaving, I wanted to use some very thin, fragile yarns in my warp. I did it knowing that warp yarns must be durable. But I thought, somehow, I could weave and they wouldn’t break this time. Yet, before I had completed six in

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