Welcome To My blog--my name is Barb and I am a weaver in a small town in Wisconsin called Dell. Actually it is more of a place than a town but I love living in the middle of nowhere. I am a weaver and my studio name is"COULD HAVE BEEN A PIANO" I always said I was going to learn how to play the piano, but as luck would have it I met a wonderful group of women weavers and was hooked. I have been weaving for three years or so but have been addicted to fiber since I started knitting when I was about 10. I still love to knit and do some spinning and dying as well. I love natural fiber and texture. I like to use thrift store finds and use my imagination.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

2640 Threads all in a row!!!!!

So it worked, magic!!!!! The first 2.5 inches are hem and below that some fooling around.  Then I started for real.  The  book is not exactly right--it doesn't weave up that fast--but who cares! I think I could get hooked on rep weave.

Friday, June 24, 2011

It Worked!

No  pictures yet but it worked.  Angie came and helped finish setting up the loom.  I have no idea what she did but it worked.  I had to fiddle with the tension to get a shed but am actually starting to weave.  It is magic.  When I have enough done to get a good picture will post it.  Fun, fun, fun.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ready-Set-Go--I Hope

So it is all threaded and came out exactly. I am pretty sure there are no threading errors as I read my scribblings back inch by inch and came out right--who knows?  Angie is coming over tomorrow and we are going to finish setting up the loom and then eat strawberries and weave!!!! Hope the weaving gods are with us.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


It's going to be fine! I have 21 inches done and 12 to go.  The math is still OK--hope to have it done by early next week and then Angie is going to come over and finish setting up the loom so I can actually weave.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

IT'S OK SO FAR!!!!!!!

 So far so good.  Harry and my good friend Susan helped wrap the warp.  Must say even though it was not easy it certainly went better the second time.  I think making chains for every inch was a good idea.  I also think it helped with my math because if I haven't made a huge error everything is OK
 The last time I tried to get the warp on all the threads were tangled in the back.  This time they look like they will wind off OK.
I threaded two inches--only 31 to go!  Thanks again Harry and Susan!