The reader's digest version.
I got a rigid heddle loom for weaving with horsehair. Yay!
I warped it with linen-wrapped stainless steel. Cool.
But, the linen didn't work.
Not. at. all.
I replaced it with a beautiful single-ply silk.
Sigh. So pretty and...um...silky.
Thankfully, I didn't know that single-ply silk is prone to tangling.
I do now.
But, the rigid heddle is easy to warp, so it worked out in the only way that mattered.
To get the weft started, I used an orphaned string of freshly-spun pygora yarn that had been quietly teasing me for a while.
In fact, I had 105 yards of freshly-spun pygora yarn from Donnanoble begging to be used.
This was the first project-sized lot of yarn I've ever produced. Yay!
Better still, the first project-ready lot of pygora yarn. Double yay!
Horsehair could wait.
Continued with the pygora.
Decided on a simple open-weave.
Finished with the pygora.
Seven and a half inches wide. Four feet long. Weighs about 2 ounces.
Two days start to finish.
Where's winter when I need it?