Where was I? Christmas and New Year and the lead up were a whirlwind and whilst I was able to snatch bits of weaving time there was no time left to blog.
When I last wrote I was feeling very pleased with myself having successfully put everything together and demonstrating that I had a working loom.
The next task was aligning and straightening the shafts. The photo on the left shows a red cord that I ran between the front and back beams; this was aligned with the bottom of the heddle eyes on the front and back shafts.
I used a small spirit level to ensure that the shafts were level and then I ran two cords across the tops of the shafts on each side (yellow cord in the photo below) and used these to aligned the rest of the shafts to the front and back shafts.
Once this was done the loom was ready to thread but I didn't get back to this until after Christmas.