Yesterday I got my missing tool (thank you Amazon!) and made the adjustments on the Fireside temple. Then I tied on and debugged the warp, all the time waiting for the Magical Moment when the cloth would meet the temple. Despite staying up late, I didn’t quite manage to get there, but I have high hopes for this evening, after my class on working with precious metal clay.
Here’s a pic of the progress so far (just a simple debugging design):
The rolling temple functions by rolling the cloth across two rings of pins. The clear plastic protector presses the fabric down over the pins, ensuring good contact. So far it’s been working pretty well just on the naked warp – I imagine it’ll do even better when it has fabric to work on!
Aaaaand, it’s off to the post office (to mail out my extra copies of Handwoven to everyone in my family who might be even vaguely interested), and thence to my precious metal clay class. I’ll report back on what I learn, tonight.