What could be more fun than hemming hand-woven cotton ticking and a linen runner on the quiet little Modern Deluxe in its revitalized (working) treadle cabinet? Hard to believe this vintage sewing machine and the lovely treadle cabinet only met last week. Serendipitous indeed. A marriage made in heaven, facilitated by the auction barn and our…
A new lamb has arrived today. Thank you, April, for the cute little speckled face. The lamb’s name will be Freckles, as the theme of names for this year’s lambs and kids is characters from Hoosier authors. Can you guess the author who inspired Freckles’ name?
Got there in the end, after time spent under the loom installing ties for 6 treadles and 4 lamms as well as adding ties for the horses (pulleys) above each harness.
Threading the loom after winding all 404 threads (each warp thread is 5 yards long). The heddles are threaded first, in this case a Triple Draft Birdseye pattern. Reading a weaving pattern, or draft, is akin to reading music. Then the reed is threaded, so many warp ends per inch, to weave the desired width….
Getting colorful around here, getting ready for Mack’s New Market Merry Market next Friday and Saturday (Nov. 11 and 12). Come on out to The Red Barn at Sycamore Farm for your personal color selection. All “yarnies” welcome!