I just love weaving terminology: sleying, warp, castle, raddle, apron rod...
I'm getting better at "dressing the loom."
With my loom-for-a-song ($20) I'm trying not to invest in expensive extras. The lease sticks are made from a yardstick that I sanded down, and my raddle (which helps me warp the loom by myself) is from a scrap piece of wood that I pounded some finishing nails into, and have tied on with shoelaces from the thrift store.
I rather enjoy the slow process of threading the yarn through the heddles and then sleying through the reed. Even the process of figuring out ends per inch (epi) and measuring and keeping track of where everything goes is an adventure for me.
Here's my third scarf from this loom, not yet washed or the fringe twisted. It's warped with an alpaca/silk sock yarn and the weft is from my flock; the dark is Noah, and the other parts are various ewes, including Tehya and Ariel. I played with left twill and right twill.
And this is my new comfy spot. Made by a local woodworker who uses local woods, this stool is perfect for both spinning and weaving. Which shall I do today...?