February 8, 2017 at 8:52 am #29720
Right! Thank you.February 8, 2017 at 8:37 am #29719
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.
GinetteFebruary 6, 2017 at 7:23 pm #29703February 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm #29702
did you keep your 2 threads in the same dent in the raddle when you were winding on?
GinetteFebruary 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm #29700
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.January 28, 2017 at 7:50 pm #29614
Oh my gracious. That’s beautiful. It almost looks like overshot. I may need to get that book 🙂January 28, 2017 at 7:37 pm #29613
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.January 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm #29611
Picture? I’ve never heard of Earls Canvas… I’ll look it upJanuary 28, 2017 at 11:28 am #29610
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!
GinetteJanuary 28, 2017 at 11:02 am #29609
So, Ginette, when you make cloth with Shetland how much shrinkage do you usually get?January 28, 2017 at 10:46 am #29608
Thank youJanuary 28, 2017 at 10:27 am #29607
That is so lovely Norma! Love your colour mix and those black stripes, stunning!January 28, 2017 at 10:01 am #29606
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.January 28, 2017 at 9:35 am #29604
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?
GinetteJanuary 27, 2017 at 7:37 pm #29602
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.
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