Cheryl Wilner

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      I have just finished Season 2 and I am now doing my first color and weave gamp. I was reviewing the Season 1 , Lesson 3.3 in particular had noted the repair of a broken warp thread. The next day I was happily weaving along and – WHAT!? – I had this weird knot. Turned out to be a broken warp thread. I was almost giddy with excitement. LOL. I am sure that is not a normal new weaver reaction to this event. Thank you Jane for taking time to show us that things don’t always go perfectly, things happen and we can just manage the issue and weave on! My repair is almost seamless and holding brilliantly.

      Cheryl Wilner
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        Viewing this segment was perfect timing in my weaving journey.  I jumped right in after the warping segment and put a 7 yard 8/2 cotton warp for tea towels.  Of course I made a nice orderly symmetrical pattern…… after the first towel i tried cutting out two heddles to add floating selvedges.  Worked great and I worked my way through 8 of Marguerite Porter Davidson’s Basic Twills from <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>A Handweavers Handbook</span>.   Maybe 3 towels in i watched this episode and was so inspired to try something else.  I play with the little Fibonacci striped sequences – love these!  Then I got brave and cut part of my warp out to add a large red asymmetrical strip.  I struggled with the tension but did turn out two nice towels that I am happy with for my early learning.  I then resleyed the reed from 20 epi to 10 epi.  That seems really gauzy, not sure how it will wash up but I also got good practice with my hemstitching, which I find that I love to do!  I restarted a new sample with Harrisville Shetland in cobalt and natural on the same warp.  Finally able to tie that red warp on the rod part of the way in  – its nice now but it made the first 6 inches crazy.  Oh well – nothing ventured…..  have to decide what to do with the last about 4 feet – may just continue with the Shetland and hope it makes a nice throw.  I would not have put those colored or fibers together but feel so inspired to jut try things watching Jane.  I look forward to the Color & Weave Gamp as my next adventure!  Happy Weaving!Screen Shot 2019-09-08 at 1.09.11 PMScreen Shot 2019-09-08 at 1.08.20 PMScreen Shot 2019-09-08 at 1.06.07 PM

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        Cheryl Wilner
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          Hi Everyone,  I live in eastern North Carolina, US.  I joined the Guild after purchasing a “new to me” 1979 Leclerc Colonial.  Have had a ‘bug” to learn to weave for several years.  I guess I have had a fairly normal progression/obsession with fiber arts.  Learning to knit, crochet, do needle work and quilt fairy young from my grand mother.  I started spinning about 10 years ago and then is seemed the logical next step.  So happy to have found the wealth of great information and learning here.

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