I have attached a basic document here that will help you with a multitude of warping questions. It’s a document that makes up a part of a workshop that we hold here at JST called “Honing Your Basic Weaving Skills” and it walks you through the process of making a warp, and warping your loom […]
My son wants me to weave him a black and white hounds tooth scarf. I made one with silk that looks great. I was wondering if I used cotton, would 10/2mercerized cotton be a less expensive alternative but still look good? It would be lovely. I would sett it at 24 epi/24 ppi . Happy […]
What sett would you recommend for the Harrisville Shetland as weft/tabby in an overshot weave structure? If you are using Harrisville for warp and tabby weft, then I would sett it at 8 epi.
I’m planning to weave a scarf out of hand dyed 20/2 silk (weft and warp). Should I plan to warp it at 20 epi? If you are weaving plain weave and you want a delicate fabric I would sett it at 20 epi. If you want is to be a sturdy plain weave sett it […]
I have a structure question. I am going to make waffle weave tea towels with 8/2 cotton. The pattern says 24 epi. You recommend 20 epi for plain weave and 22-24 epi for a twill. I would like to understand why the waffle weave requires a tighter structure. Could I make the tea towels at […]
I am using Variegated Bambu 7 sett at 24 epi. I am trying to obtain a warp-faced scarf using plain weave. Originally I set it at 20 epi and used Bambu 12 for weft but found it was not giving me the desired look of the variegated. I resleyed to 24 epi. Using the Bambu […]
I am about to weave a soft draped shawl in plain weave. The warp is a 2 ply wool and the weft is a thick/thin slub merino single. My question is about sett, over one inch of wraps = 4, over five inches the wraps = 5.6/inch. I want to take into account the shrinkage […]
I’m planning to weave fabric for a summer top using huck weave in 2/16 cotton. Is huck plain weave based and would a sett of 28 epi be appropriate? The answer to both your questions is: yes. Huck weave is plainweave based and 28 epi with 2/16 is a great SETT to choose. Also, check […]
I am weaving with the new organic cotton and I was wondering if the sett is the same as your old 2/8 cotton. Yes, you keep your sett exactly the same. This cotton is very soft.
How do I figure out the sett for a particular yarn? When I’m trying to imagine the ends per inch for a yarn, I wrap the ruler for 1 inch leaving a space between the wraps that is big enough for the weft yarn to fit into. If the weft yarn is fatter than the […]