I FINALLY received my loom parts this week in the mail and quickly went to work making the needed repairs. I installed an apron onto the back beam, added a second apron rod to both beams, installed my new reed, and laced on new treadle cords. I had also ordered a larger boat shuttle, bobbins, and lease sticks.
These things out of the way, I am ready to start in on the beginner sampler project in my book. My hubby mounted my warping board to the wall the previous night, so I got started winding my warp!
I've learned a lot - it seems that practice makes perfect and maybe next time I can streamline the process (which took approximately 6 hrs) and minimize yarn waste. There certainly are many ways to do many things in weaving, and finding the way that works for me will be fun. I really enjoyed getting to this point, I had my radio playing and the tasks are simple and repetitive. Tonight, I'm hanging out in the recliner (I'm still recovering from abdominal surgery a week ago) and enjoying a movie with the kiddos!! Tomorrow, we weave!