I did it! Few things have made me more proud.
Making cloth is a very complicated process. There was a reason it would take an apprentice years to master the craft. They must learn to design a draft, calculate the project, measure the warp, sley the reed, thread the heddles, and tie up the treadles all before they even begin. Then there is the actual act of weaving, and learning to keep even tension and an even beat. I am a long way from becoming a master, but I’m making one of the most beautiful alpaca shawls you have ever seen and I couldn’t be more pleased with myself.