Adding width to the Asymmetry sample

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    • #39936
      Bonnie
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        I would like my samples to be t-towels.

        Has anyone added width to the draft?

        If so, how many threads? Did you keep them white or continue the Fibonacci stripes?

         

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      • #39965
        Sandra
        Keymaster

          Have you tried sketching it out both ways to see what appeals to you most?  A finished tea towel is around 18” (allowing for draw-in) and our sample is 12 1/2” finished so at 18 epi, you do the math to figure out how many more ends you’ll need 😜

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        • #39983
          Jean
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            I added 120 ends of white to my warp which brings it to a little over 22 inches in reed. I’m weaving it on my Glimakra Standard, so I have plenty of room to open it up to 12 epi.

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          • #39988
            Jacquelynne
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              I added width to the draft because I want bigger towels; 15 1/2″ in the reed is too small for my personal taste.  I made my stripes 14 ends rather than 10.  Chose 14 rather than 15 because the round number would do my head in when I was threading.  I then did the left and right sides in white to more or less keep the asymmetric balance. I didn’t agonize over the proportion.  I won’t be changing sett because my white is a 16/1, and I think it would be too gauzy sett at 12.

              Jacquelynne

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              • #40225
                Sandra
                Participant

                  Jacquelynne, so about what is the width of your warp in the reed?

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                  • #40324
                    Jacquelynne
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                      My dishtowel measures 24″ in the reed.  As I said, I like them big.  I plan on weaving them 32″ long, allowing for 1/2″ doubled hem each way.

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                • #40100
                  silverymoon
                  Participant

                    I have a new kitchen, and we always hang a dishtowel on one of the cabinet handles. The normal width teatowels I wove are too wide and I need to fold them. My husband pointed out that as a weaver, I could just weave narrower towels, so I’ll do this warp in the width given and hope it works out for us 😀 And we also need napkins, and since we don’t have any yet, I can just decide on a size: I see some colour-and-weave napkins in our future…

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                  • #40105
                    Sandra
                    Keymaster

                      What a wonderful idea for creating useable samples!  Most of my napkins are handwoven and it’s always fun to look at them closely while using them and remembering their story!

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                    • #40348
                      Jean
                      Participant

                        If you look at the Asymmetry Sample thread here on the guild forum, I added 120 threads to the 80 thread side.  It was 22 in in my reed for the first sample and six towels (that I wove to my standard 32″ which includes 1.5″ hem on each end) and then I widened it out to 12 epi and changed the red to turquoise.  It was 33 in in the reed and I wove it with a charcoal wool that’s been in my stash for ages.  After wet finishing, I ended up with an awesome throw that I’m pretty sure I’m going to make into a poncho.

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