I submitted a video of me threading the heddles on my loom to This Is Handmade. I like the idea of giving you a glimpse of what goes into the handwovens I make so I decided to post it on here- don't worry, I sped it up so you don't have to sit through 5 minutes of it ;) Just a little background info - this is just one of many time consuming, tedious steps that I have to endure to make my art. The current piece on my loom is 210 ends (strings) and this video is 9 condensed minutes of me threading just 50 of those strings individually through the wire heddles. Also, threading the heddles is the second stage of threading. I already had to thread each of those through the slots in the reed. After I've finished this step, I have to tie on to the back, pull it all through, tie on and tension the front before finally starting to weave-- at least 2 more hours of work. This, after I've already spent 3 hours winding the warp off and doing all this threading. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, I love doing this. It's more of an explanation for the majority of the population who have no idea what goes into the making of a piece of cloth.
So, without any further ado, here is a glimpse into how I spend my days off: