Rus Kaftan Cloth – Measuring the Warp

April 15, 2012

Warp chains for the Rus Kaftan cloth

Started measuring the warp threads for the Rus kaftan point diamond twill cloth today.  I am 1/3 of the way done, as I took long breaks to teach a friend some beginning lampworking techniques and to brainstorm viking age food options for some upcoming reenactor events.

I’ve decided to weave at a 37 inch width rather than the full width of my reed.  I hope it will reduce the time needed for threading and also reduce some of the loom waste.  Frankly, the cloth just doesn’t need to be that wide for the coat.  Also, I’m hopeful that it will save my pectoral muscles just a little bit too when I actually get to the weaving part.

I’ve got a couple of evenings after work ahead of me to finish up measuring the 13 yard warp threads before I get to the next step.

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