February 6, 2020 at 3:57 pm #154039
I need a recommendation for what sett to use for 2/18 merino (Jaggerspun). I have never done anything like this before.
February 6, 2020 at 4:29 pm #154043
February 6, 2020 at 4:56 pm #154045
Thanks Sandra… I did check the Master Sett Chart first (of course) but wasn’t sure about the double weave aspect… I want a draped but not weak textile. I usually weave twills using this wool at 18 epic and love the results after a light fulling.
February 7, 2020 at 8:29 am #154086SandraKeymaster
I think it depends on your actual double weave structure and what you want as the final look. You can do so many different things with it. In this case, I would sample and see which result I prefer. Keep us posted on your results.
February 7, 2020 at 3:17 pm #154099
OK… into the breach….I’ll keep you posted!
February 11, 2020 at 2:46 pm #154354JaneKeymaster
I sett mine at 20. I never really think of deflected double weave as a true double weave. You don’t have to double the density of the warp like you do in say a double width piece of cloth. I always think of it as blocks of plain weave that deflect under and over each other. I think it should be called deflecting plain weave blocks 🙂
Hope this helps,
February 16, 2020 at 1:21 pm #154724
Update… So great to hear from Jane!
The study is still ongoing and once I have all my samples done I will send in pictures. I absolutely love the 18/2 merino. Its pleasure to weave with and its well-behaved. First I can say the change in deflected plain weave after wet treatment is astounding. I had so much fun watching it.
My first sample was at 32 epi and 32 ppi. I used an 8 dent reed with 4 per dent. I got a very dense finished cloth that was very interesting in its texture- would make great placemats or a bedspread if I had like 8 years to wind THAT warp. 18% shrinkage across the warp.
The second sample was at 27 epi and 27 ppi. I used a 10 dent reed sleyed 2-3-3. I got a much nicer cloth that would work for a shawl but was still a little to blankety. 18% shrinkage again.
I am threading the third sample now at 24 epi. I am using a 12 dent reed with 2 per dent. Should have picture ready maybe by next weekend.
This has been a lot of fun so far and Sandra was right… sample sample sample. Its the only way to know what is really going to happen. If I have enough warp left I may go all the way down to 20… as Jane recommends….but I get nervous when I can see too much light through the web…but I’m getting better.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by Ed Chapman.
February 17, 2020 at 1:29 pm #154814
Here are the samples. Starting on left: 24 epi, 27 epi, and 32 epi
The draft was from the March/April 2020 Handwoven Magazine.
February 20, 2020 at 2:41 pm #155223JaneKeymaster
Super cool Ed 🙂
I’ll try to post more often….it is just that Ginette and Sandra do such a kick ass job!
February 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm #155663
OK Jane… you were right. I went with 20 epi (2 per dent in a 10 dent reed) for the two shawl project I am working on on it the wool seems happier…. I am sure it’ll be just right after the water-magic. I am trying for a peacock feather color effect… enjoying every pick. Oh and I did not notice the threading error until I took this picture.
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