July 4, 2019 at 10:51 am #80985
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.July 4, 2019 at 9:09 am #80961
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!July 3, 2019 at 11:32 am #80849
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!!!May 6, 2019 at 10:02 am #74593
Ruth, Those are gorgeous!May 2, 2019 at 4:31 am #73991
Ruth they are WONDERFUL !May 1, 2019 at 10:01 pm #73969
This 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!!April 28, 2019 at 1:18 pm #73319
Thanks Ellen. It was a fun weave. I used up some stash yarn, needed placemats, so it was a win win.April 27, 2019 at 4:15 am #73201
Betty those are wonderful !April 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm #72664
I can sooooo relate to your comment about your threading, Carol. 🤣April 20, 2019 at 10:51 am #72654
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.April 19, 2019 at 11:56 pm #72587
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.April 19, 2019 at 9:01 pm #72580
WOW, it looks like you had fun, Betty!April 19, 2019 at 4:09 pm #72557
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.April 17, 2019 at 11:15 am #72336
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!!April 13, 2019 at 9:23 am #71860
I would love to try this in cotton/linen for placemats. Any suggestions on the size warp and weft yarn to use?
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