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My next ⁨⁩ project is a simple twill scarf using single-ply, natural color worsted-weight wool raised locally. Doing something this simple is a nice change of pace from my previous projects.

My rug is done! Here it is in its natural habitat. It took me a bit over 55 hours to make it in total. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and learned a lot about Rep ⁨⁩ in the process.

This is the current ⁨⁩ line up I rotate though. The Fat Boy and Slim adjustables (far left) are always nice, and the Stahly Live Blades (far right) were recent faves, but the Gillette Red Tip (middle) surprised me with some great shaves and is the current fave. ⁨

Halfway through tying the fringe on the rug. I'm using a double Damascus edge which takes about 6 hours per side. ⁨

My rug is almost ready to take off the loom. The ⁨⁩ went quickly compared to the set up, but at the end here I'm struggling because I've run out of warp! I've had to pull many tricks out of my bag to finish this, but I think the final product will still be great.

I decided to measure my rug and remaining warp and I'm glad I did! This technique draws up much more warp than I was expecting so this 3'x5' rug will now be 3'x4'. Thankfully I caught it in time to adjust the pattern so it will still be symmetrical. ⁨

I have a rule that I don't buy yarn unless I already have a project in mind. I broke that rule today because, come on, local yarn with mug shots of the sheep it came from? How can you resist that? ⁨⁩ ⁨

While I know that some of the earliest automobiles were electric vehicles, I still did a double-take when I saw references to EVs in this 1918 ad for engine oil. ⁨⁩ ⁨⁩ ⁨

After a few false starts, the rug is finally starting to take shape! I think this is going to go pretty quickly at this point. ⁨

I'm now 24 working hours into my rug ⁨⁩ project. I had to buy more heddles to weave this dense, wide, large project. I have finished dressing the loom and am finally at the point where I can start weaving the rug itself.

Everything about ⁨⁩ this rug has been intimidating so far because of the giant scope of the project. For instance it took me almost four hours to wind the warp onto the warp beam. Threading the loom is next and it is equally daunting.

This model on Thingiverse for a Mason jar gumball machine was pretty simple to print and assemble and it works great.

This may not look like a rug, but it's the first step. The width and the density of the warp meant I had to measure out 1760 individual threads. The result after 5 1/2 hours was 10 warp chains ready to wind onto my loom. ⁨

My amazing wife gave me my anniversary present early! Check out the lines on this beautiful antique Willcox & Gibbs hand-cranked ⁨⁩ machine! It is in immaculate condition and sews well (and quietly). It is much smaller in person than you'd expect from pictures.

My next ⁨⁩ project is a ~3'x5' Rep weave rug. It will be the widest project I've done and will max out my loom's width. I had to buy more heddles to handle the 880 warp ends. I also had to convert the metric pattern to Imperial, and convert to the 5/2 cotton I'm using. ⁨

My table runner is finished! I practiced my hand sewing and used a felling stitch to secure the rolled hem and after a press it's ready to decorate my table. ⁨⁩ ⁨

I wound this alarm clock and put it in my office next to the adding machines from a similar era. I can't tell whether the mechanical ticking in this otherwise quiet room will end up being endearing, ignorable, or infuriating.

I finished ⁨⁩ my overshot table runner! I had some extra warp at the end to play with so I experimented with a darker brown cloth weft and lime green pattern weft.

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