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Making a warp

I spent today in the loomshed.  Things have been hectic over the last few weeks and I have hardly had a chance to go near the loom.  However yesterday with some assistance from a friend I got a few little repairs done on the loom and so I am ready to get weaving again.
First job (long overdue) was to do a general clean and tidy.  Once that was done I sorted out some yarns and started making a new warp.
This particular warp will be used to weave some dark blue tweed for Paul Taggart.  Paul is an artist that I have been working with over the last year or so.  His current project is writing and illustrating a book called The Elphen Chronicles which will be something of a collector's item.  It will be a very lavish book, for which Paul has painted magnificent large oil paintings along with lots of line and wash vingettes and watercolour paintings.  His partner Eileen is filming every stage of this and the book will be available first as a video book.
My involvement is in making variou…