Monofilament warp with so many teeny strands!

Monofilament warp with so many teeny strands!

 This is the cross that keeps every single one of these fibers in exactly the same order as I dress the loom.

This is the cross that keeps every single one of these fibers in exactly the same order as I dress the loom.

 Dressing the loom with invisible threads.

Dressing the loom with invisible threads.

 The loom is finally dressed.

The loom is finally dressed.

 Tiny little strands all neatly organized through the reed.

Tiny little strands all neatly organized through the reed.

 My first experiments combining fiber and found natural materials!

My first experiments combining fiber and found natural materials!

 The warp is almost invisible.

The warp is almost invisible.

 The experiments went so well I decided to tie on another monofilament warp rather than attempting to thread the reed and heddles again.

The experiments went so well I decided to tie on another monofilament warp rather than attempting to thread the reed and heddles again.

 So many mini knots.

So many mini knots.

 Time to wind on the second warp of monofilament.

Time to wind on the second warp of monofilament.

 The threads are nearly invisible, but they're all neatly threaded through each of those heddles.

The threads are nearly invisible, but they're all neatly threaded through each of those heddles.

 Ready to wind on again.

Ready to wind on again.

 That cross helped me turn this.....

That cross helped me turn this.....

 ....into this!

....into this!

 Weaving on the beautiful, clear warp.

Weaving on the beautiful, clear warp.

 The first lichen experiment!

The first lichen experiment!

 Lichen weaving detail.

Lichen weaving detail.

 Carefully weaving with lichen and the end of my favorite discontinued yarn.

Carefully weaving with lichen and the end of my favorite discontinued yarn.

 Lichen detail on the loom.

Lichen detail on the loom.

 A beautiful, delicate sample that didn't make it.

A beautiful, delicate sample that didn't make it.

 The end of the warp again.

The end of the warp again.

 Tied on one last time.

Tied on one last time.

 Ready to wind on for the third time.

Ready to wind on for the third time.

 Winding on this tiny little warp.

Winding on this tiny little warp.

 Using the cross to keep all the strands in line.

Using the cross to keep all the strands in line.

 Creatively tied onto the front for good tension.

Creatively tied onto the front for good tension.

 Ready to weave.

Ready to weave.

 Tiny little strands all happily organized through the heddles.

Tiny little strands all happily organized through the heddles.

 Warp on the loom.

Warp on the loom.

 Using the weaving to highlight more found treasures.

Using the weaving to highlight more found treasures.

 Detail in the weaving.

Detail in the weaving.

 One last lichen weaving.

One last lichen weaving.

 Lichen sample with a 70s style yarn.

Lichen sample with a 70s style yarn.

 Lichen sample.

Lichen sample.

 Finished twig weaving: Found and Fancy (Materials), silk noil, twigs, monofilament, 2014.

Finished twig weaving: Found and Fancy (Materials), silk noil, twigs, monofilament, 2014.

 Finished piece: Lichen Weaving, cotton yarn, monofilament, lichen, 2014.

Finished piece: Lichen Weaving, cotton yarn, monofilament, lichen, 2014.

 Monofilament warp with so many teeny strands!
 This is the cross that keeps every single one of these fibers in exactly the same order as I dress the loom.
 Dressing the loom with invisible threads.
 The loom is finally dressed.
 Tiny little strands all neatly organized through the reed.
 My first experiments combining fiber and found natural materials!
 The warp is almost invisible.
 The experiments went so well I decided to tie on another monofilament warp rather than attempting to thread the reed and heddles again.
 So many mini knots.
 Time to wind on the second warp of monofilament.
 The threads are nearly invisible, but they're all neatly threaded through each of those heddles.
 Ready to wind on again.
 That cross helped me turn this.....
 ....into this!
 Weaving on the beautiful, clear warp.
 The first lichen experiment!
 Lichen weaving detail.
 Carefully weaving with lichen and the end of my favorite discontinued yarn.
 Lichen detail on the loom.
 A beautiful, delicate sample that didn't make it.
 The end of the warp again.
 Tied on one last time.
 Ready to wind on for the third time.
 Winding on this tiny little warp.
 Using the cross to keep all the strands in line.
 Creatively tied onto the front for good tension.
 Ready to weave.
 Tiny little strands all happily organized through the heddles.
 Warp on the loom.
 Using the weaving to highlight more found treasures.
 Detail in the weaving.
 One last lichen weaving.
 Lichen sample with a 70s style yarn.
 Lichen sample.
 Finished twig weaving: Found and Fancy (Materials), silk noil, twigs, monofilament, 2014.
 Finished piece: Lichen Weaving, cotton yarn, monofilament, lichen, 2014.

Monofilament warp with so many teeny strands!

This is the cross that keeps every single one of these fibers in exactly the same order as I dress the loom.

Dressing the loom with invisible threads.

The loom is finally dressed.

Tiny little strands all neatly organized through the reed.

My first experiments combining fiber and found natural materials!

The warp is almost invisible.

The experiments went so well I decided to tie on another monofilament warp rather than attempting to thread the reed and heddles again.

So many mini knots.

Time to wind on the second warp of monofilament.

The threads are nearly invisible, but they're all neatly threaded through each of those heddles.

Ready to wind on again.

That cross helped me turn this.....

....into this!

Weaving on the beautiful, clear warp.

The first lichen experiment!

Lichen weaving detail.

Carefully weaving with lichen and the end of my favorite discontinued yarn.

Lichen detail on the loom.

A beautiful, delicate sample that didn't make it.

The end of the warp again.

Tied on one last time.

Ready to wind on for the third time.

Winding on this tiny little warp.

Using the cross to keep all the strands in line.

Creatively tied onto the front for good tension.

Ready to weave.

Tiny little strands all happily organized through the heddles.

Warp on the loom.

Using the weaving to highlight more found treasures.

Detail in the weaving.

One last lichen weaving.

Lichen sample with a 70s style yarn.

Lichen sample.

Finished twig weaving: Found and Fancy (Materials), silk noil, twigs, monofilament, 2014.

Finished piece: Lichen Weaving, cotton yarn, monofilament, lichen, 2014.

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