Something I learned from the last time, "secure your loom to a table that is a comfortable height to sit at. "
With the multi colored pink textured scarf, I stood at my cutting table a few hours at a time. It took my neck 2 days to recover, so don't do that.
I see the value of having the stand. There is one that is sold separately for the Cricket, but for now mine is secured to a wooden portable table. If I was weaving at a slightly higher table that would be perfect because the back end of the loom is notched out so that it can be resting on a table at an angle. That would work well in my dining room but I would be all alone!
Using a bright acrylic yarn is perfect for the header. As you can see mine is orange. It took less rows than I needed for the first project I did in order to get the warp to be evenly spaced. Maybe my tie on method is better this go around.
I can envision doing a project in 100% worsted wool, using a felting machine and adding a plaid to the woven fabric. Strips of roving, laid over the created fabric, and felted into it. (The roving should arrive any day, LOL!
In my quest to learn quickly, I took a class and learned not to weave so tightly. It wasn't a problem on the other project because I kept switching weaving materials but I can see how this tip applies to the yarn being currently used. It would lose the drape and what is a scarf without drape?
The Cricket comes with two 10" shuttles, so now I have two more to save time in switching yarns and "refilling". Having two in a color is similar to having two bobbins ready to stitch. It saves time. Here is an up-close look of the weaving and edges. I feel confident it will done and ready for washing and blocking tomorrow night. Then on to embroidery ...
Just found a book on weaving, and yes, I just ordered it! Grabbed the link for you below. It also comes in kindle, but when it comes to knitting and weaving, I really like to have the book just incase there are charts and other items sometimes missing in Kindle downloads. It would be fun to pick a project and do it as a group with a dash of embroidery added. More to follow, no doubt!
For knitting yarns and weaving remnants I use this ball winder and it fits great on my cutting table on the far end :)