Working with Harrisville Shetland

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  • #29720

    Norma OCuilinn
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    Right!  Thank you.

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    Ginette
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    Hi Norma,

    The one suggestion, which you may be doing already, is when you are beaming on the warp, if you feel any kind of snag or it feels like it’s not winding on as smoothly, is to pull/tug on your chain to get the threads back into place.  The next JST online guild video is tomorrow and that is where Jane will be showing how to beam on and I’m sure you’ll find some tricks in it to help you.  The nice thing about the Harrisville Shetland yarn and repair of a broken thread, when it’s fulled, the repairs don’t show.

    Ginette

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    Norma OCuilinn
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    Yes. But the twisting, binding seemed to be before it got to the raddle and all down the warp towards the chain

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    Ginette
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    Hi Norma,

    did you keep your 2 threads in the same dent in the raddle when you were winding on?

    Ginette

     

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    Norma OCuilinn
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    To Ginette,

    well I just beamed about 9 yds of Shetland and a thread broke while beaming.  It got caught on adjacent threads and tangled.  This stuff tangles so easily.

    Do you have any suggestions for keeping it from wrapping around itself.  It was chained tightly and the cross was 2×2.

     

    I just tied the broke bit together in a knot and I’ll keep my eye out for it while I’m weaving.  This is certainly a learning curve.

     

     

    #29614

    Norma OCuilinn
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    Oh my gracious.  That’s beautiful.  It almost looks like overshot.  I may need to get that book 🙂

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    Ginette
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    Hi Norma, here’s a picture of the pattern that I did napkins as you can see it better on that as the warp was one colour, weft – second colour.  The second picture is the one I did in Shetland Harrisville, black on black,  finished, fulled fabric (not the best picture, it’s actually much darker the fabric)

    The pattern is from Twill Thrills book, 8 harness.

     

    earls canvas2

    earls canvas fulled

     

     

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    Norma OCuilinn
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    Picture?  I’ve never heard of Earls Canvas… I’ll look it up

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    Ginette
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    I wove it at 10 epi.  I used the ‘Earl’s Canvas’ pattern.

    Shrinkage was 13 % in width and about 10% in length.  Very close to your amounts.   I ended up with a piece that was 41″ wide and 4.33 yards long.   The nice thing was that I was able to full it as a whole piece!

    Ginette

    #29609

    Norma OCuilinn
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    So, Ginette, when you make cloth with Shetland how much shrinkage do you usually get?

    #29608

    Norma OCuilinn
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    Thank you

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    Ginette
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    That is so lovely Norma!  Love your colour mix and those black stripes, stunning!

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    Norma OCuilinn
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    Hi Ginette

    Ha! I got it to work!  It’s drying in this picture.  The dark horizontal line roughly in the middle was me messing with beat…. Oh well, not so noticeable now it’s dry…. First time to weave with Shetland.  I learned a lot. And it’s going to a friend who is happy to be a Guinea pig.  It’s for the foot of her bed.  The center is grey/brown, grey/brown across, weft is obviously black.

     

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    Ginette
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    Hi Norma, I would love to see a picture of your blanket you just did in Shetland after fulling!  Are you able to post one?

    Ginette

     

    #29602

    Norma OCuilinn
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    Thank you Inga!  I had completely forgotten about that as an option.  It’s a good idea and I’ll do that for the next project which is a shetland/mohair scarf.

    Cheers

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