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May 12, 2009

ripsmatta 001-1

When I looked at the date on my notes for this table runner I was a bit stunned – September 1988!   Over 20 years ago?  How did that happen?   I wove this on my first loom which was a 4 shaft Cherryville counterbalance, a loom that used to be made in British Columbia near a town called Cherryville.

This is woven with 5/2 mercerized cotton sett at 45 epi and 10 ppi.   I remember making a shed was difficult with the close set and I used a shed stick to make sure it was evenly separated and to help pack the weft in properly.  The thick weft was 4 threads, the thin 1 thread.

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