Currently I'm weaving a woollen rug with a cotton string warp. 200 ends at like 6epi i think. Yes, it is, I remember. It's not difficult to remember.
There's the back of the loom, it's all got old tablet-woven bands hanging off it and random bits of fabric.
And that's the front, I'm nearly at the end of the current rug. I've already woven one rag rug out of old jeans (took a while to turn them into strips). As it goes actually, the aforementioned individual on the couch here has reminded me that she thinks that rug that I wove from jeans is just like one she saw on Anthropolgie's website, which I assume she was studying prior to attempting to get a job there. Apparently they started in Pennsylvania, big now. Shops all over the place. I'm not actually sure what exactly they sell, but I don't get out much.
Anyway, the one I'm weaving just now is wool. Just wool, yarn from Texere. Nice stuff, but slightly unpredictable.
See that at along the top (not the christmas lights, the other thing) is kind of a raddle. See I tried warping it up without a raddle, because I've got used to beaming warps without a raddle, but it turns out you just can't beam a rug warp without a raddle. So I rebeamed after banging a nail into the top bar once every half-inch.
The heartbreaking thing about this is that I'm a proponent of the metric system, but I still find it stupidly difficult to wrench myself away from feet and inches. Yards of course, are completely foreign to me. I understand it's American for "driveway"
And that's the cloth beam. Looks satisfyingly thick because it's got a big chunky ragrug on it. Makes me cheerful. hurrah!
So that's the state of my loom at the start of the new year. Huzzah!