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Summer and Winter Structure

Our weaving study group is learning about the structure of summer and winter and planning some projects. In some of the drafts we have looked at, there is a notation to use ” No Blocks”. Is there a reference you would suggest to understand how to handle this? This is a quick description of Summer […]

Weaving Double Width including tie-ups

I’m attempting a double width blanket.  I’ve threaded a straight draw, one, two, three,  four.  For the life of me I can’t figure out what the tie up should be.  My brain is mush.  Soon my warp will be too.  Help!!! Think about harness 1 and 2 being the top layer and harness 3 and […]

Double Weave selvedges not behaving

It just seems that double-weave selvedges are much MUCH fussier than other types of weaving selvedges.  How can I produce clean ones without having to hand manipulate each pick? I always say that selvedges are like teenage boys always trying to sneak out and cause trouble. It is our job to keep them in line. […]

Selvedges on Double Weave

Selvedges on Double Weave Click on the link above to view Jane’s YouTube video on weaving selvedges on Doubleweave.

Hemstitching Double Width fabric?

Now that my first double weave blanket is already off the loom I am asking the question that I should have asked before starting to weave.  How does one hemstitch double width blankets.  How does one hemstitch the bottom layer or does one.  If there is a good or different technique ?…. please, inquiring minds […]

Crackle and cotton in placemats

I recently got a used Spring and between your website, the dvd and your helpline I am becoming more comfortable with it.  Would it work if I wanted to use an 8/2 cotton for warp and say a 8/4 for pattern weft is I was doing Crackle?  I am wanting to do some placemats but […]

Tie-up for 8 shaft twill in Double Weave

I have read your answer for “weaving twill on 8 shafts” but I’m not sure this is the same as my question. I am trying to weave a twill on 8 shafts in double-weave i.e. weaving a tablecloth double-wide. I have threaded the heddles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and have tried several different […]

Sett for Waffle Weave

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 […]

Warp-faced scarf in Plainweave?

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 […]

Sett for Lace Weave

I tried a re thread for Swedish Lace and sett at 18.  It was really loose and tried 2/20 cotton – NOT pretty.  But it is not that much looser than the “recommended” in some sett charts. Why is lace is sett looser than plain weave and twills are sett closer.  Lace migrates like twill […]