Season 3: Episode 4 – Weft Faced

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  • #85289

    Sue
    Participant

    Really enjoyed doing these ‘mats’. It was fun and my colleagues in our guild workshop are hoping to try some too . Jane’s fame is spreading!0D20B6FD-EF25-4619-A303-6AE0DBEE309E

    #80985

    Marguerite Mousseau
    Participant

    Thanks Ginette!

    I followed the instructions for the weft based twill exactly, several times, then I tried every other combination I could think of – then went back and tried the original instructions again.  I kept thinking I must be making an obvious mistake but I just kept getting wavy lines. It was only after I rethreaded to 4321 that  I was able to get a twill by following the same instructions – but then I couldn’t get the wavy lines.

    #80961

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Marguerite,

    Those are lovely samples! When you had it threaded 4321234, did you weave tromp as writ? Just wondering how you did you treadles. Love that claps weft by the way!

    #80849

    Marguerite Mousseau
    Participant

    I’ve started making some rug samples 0n my Jane loom after seeing all the beautiful images in this thread.  I like everything that happens using this technique but I do have a question about threading.  My heddles were threaded 4321234 when I made the first sample and I had no problem with all the plain weave patterns in Jane’s pdf but I could not do the twill.  Instead I ended up with wavy lines, which show up in the sample that is black, grey and burgundy.  When I rethreaded the heddles to 4321,  I was able to get twill but not the wavy lines.  Is there a way that I could get both wavy lines and twill in the weft-faced sample without rethreading.  I know that I can do a twill with either threading pattern in balanced plain weave – just can’t seem to get it with weft-faced.

    Every one of these episodes is just such a great learning experience.  Thanks Jane!!!BF0EBD83-A589-4A1F-B16E-57A4C6B3EB8E1082F41C-33CA-470D-90C8-C2DC6FB98337C5E64F33-1E10-47EB-BDF7-C29CCE9BC65B

    #74593

    Jae
    Participant

    Ruth, Those are gorgeous!

    #73991

    Ellen Black
    Participant

    Ruth they are WONDERFUL !

    #73969

    Ruth Johnson
    Participant

    598D810E-2FAD-422C-9ADD-C016804451B0This is such a great episode! A spring snow in Calgary is a great excuse to stay in, weave and ignore the yard! I kind of got carried away with a 24”by 8 yard warp and ended up with a pile of rugs!!

    #73319

    Betty.allen
    Participant

    Thanks Ellen.  It was a fun weave.  I used up some stash yarn, needed placemats, so it was a win win.

    #73201

    Ellen Black
    Participant

    Betty those are wonderful !

    #72664

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    I can sooooo relate to your comment about your threading, Carol.  🤣

    #72654

    Carol
    Participant

    Finally got to watch this episode this morning.  As I am short of time to watch, I thought I would finish threading my loom with a project that needs to be finished by the end of the week.  No problem, multi-tasking is good.   NOT!!! I learned an important lesson, you can’t thread 7878654321234565432123456 while watching Jane count 12 23 34 14.  I have had a great morning laughing at myself.  Good Saturday in the sun to one and all.

    #72587

    Betty.allen
    Participant

    I just finished my weft faced project.  It was so fun and I  just played.  Played with graphics and texture. I just played. So fun. I ended up with 6 placemats 12 x 18 +-  I don’t recall a discussion on wet finishing.  I’ll go back and look at the PDFs again.  Hope it helps my selvages. 9AF9ECAF-E23B-4160-B5C0-BD1290EBBEB3

    #72580

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    WOW, it looks like you had fun, Betty!

    #72557

    Betty.allen
    Participant

    I just finished my weft faced project.  It was so fun and I  just played.  Played with graphics and texture. I just played. So fun. I ended up with 6 placemats 12 x 18 +-  I don’t recall a discussion on wet finishing.  I’ll go back and look at the PDFs again.  Hope it helps my selvages. 9AF9ECAF-E23B-4160-B5C0-BD1290EBBEB3

    #72336

    the1to1
    Participant

    Susan ~ Award goes to you for being the Mug Rug Queen!! Great way to sample and have fun at the loom. Thanks for sharing.  Always envious of those of you who get to visit Jane!!

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