Over the years I have gathered many tools that have become indispensable to me in my studio. Here are a few that are easy to find online.
Goody Girls Ouchless Elastics, 2 mm, No metal
Target or Amazon, various counts and prices
I use these on my treadles so I can treadle without peaking: “Braille” for my feet. I put them on all of my treadles and slide certain ones down so my feet can feel them and others up out of the way so I cannot. I like to put 3 on each treadle so they are "bulkier" and easier to feel with my feet.
7/24/2018 10:01:00 am
Heddle bar clips tip....thank you! Just found your blog and will enjoy going back and reading.
8/15/2018 12:40:01 pm
Also new to your blog, and will read prior posts.
7/16/2020 04:06:01 pm
In our classes we now use sock tops to tie the threads on the warping board.
7/16/2020 10:42:13 pm
Sock tops are a great idea. I use stocking loops for securing the loops at the ends of my warps. I don't usually use them for the choke ties simply because I like my ties really tight - something I can't accomplish with a loop of something stretchy.
7/27/2021 10:30:37 am
Thank you for the tips! I am a Professional Craft/Fiber student in NC. I will be taking Production Weaving this fall as I am entering my second year in the program. As an adult student, with a rare genetic condition, I have struggled with time (always the last to finish) and memory issues. I have began gathering tips and tricks to assist me on my journey 💗, so thank you!!
7/27/2021 12:07:09 pm
Oh I am SO jealous of your journey in the textile program. If I had been younger when I began weaving I would have loved to pursue a degree in textiles. I am glad the tips were useful! Happy weaving!
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