After weaving one checkerboard warp on my mini-inkle, I decided I was ready for pickup weave. I managed to warp my loom for pickup successfully, and I understood how to read the graphs. I was very encouraged.
I originally planned this band to be a Valentines Day collar for my dog- I wanted to weave hearts, but i realized that was a bit ambitious for my first pick up, so I tried diamonds.
Try as I might, I was not able to get my selvedges even, the band felt flimsy and I even missed a few warps-oops! a faux pas when making a warp faced band!
Dissappointed, I reread my Helene Bress book, and came to the realization that alot of my trouble was due to not pulling the weft tight enough- the warp threads should line up right next to each other- making an Extreme warp faced band. Lesson learned!
XO Gail & Fog