Working with Harrisville Shetland

Jane Stafford Textiles Forums Weaving Discussion Working with Harrisville Shetland

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    Inga
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    • Weaving wonder

    I think lashing a warp should help.  I am sure Jane will cover it in a next video, but you can check on youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnrCoijfZVY andaAlso http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.ca/2007/10/how-to-lash-on-warp.html.

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    Norma OCuilinn
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    ok. I finished the first blanket out of Shetland and fulled it and that went fine.  It had a 15% change horizontally and a 10% shrinkage in length.

    However, when I was tensioning it on the apron rod before weaving I broke a whole bout of threads at the knot!  ( I half hitched the unbroken threads around the bundle and then taped it tight.  It stayed)

    I didn’t realize it’s so fragile.  So, I’m wondering if any of you have a helpful hint about getting it settled with a good tension when tying on.

    thank you

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    Norma OCuilinn
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    Thank you!  I’ll read the info on the link you posted.

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    Ginette
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    Hi Norma, I follow Jane’s instructions on fulling.  Here’s the link to her helpline where you can download it.  I found with this yarn that it doesn’t take long in the washing machine.  I check it every 30 seconds once I noticed the fulling has started.  It’s great yarn for fulling!  I fulled last yardage I wove and it turned out lovely.  I don’t go by Ginny but have been to Jane’s for a few workshops.

     

    https://janestaffordtextiles.com/faq/fulling-your-handwoven-fabric/

    #29548

    Norma OCuilinn
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    Is there a trick to it? Or concerns I should be aware of before I try it?

    and do you go by Ginny?  We may have met at Jane’s…..

    #29546

    Ginette
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    • Weaving wonder

    Hi Norma, I do full my blankets woven in Harrisville shetland in the washing machine as well.

    Ginette

    #29543

    Norma OCuilinn
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    Hi,

    I’m making a Shetland blanket and am wondering if I can full it in the washing machine like we did the mohair blankets at Jane’s retreat.  Or if doing it by hand in the sink is safer?  I wove a very tiny sample to experiment with it so I know it will full nicely but I did that small bit in my kitchen sink.

    any thoughts?

    Thanks!

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