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    • #171407
      Maureen Janda
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        I’m just setting up the loom with the Garibaldi Flats kit. I may be getting a bit ahead of myself, but I really wanted to learn turned twill so I jumped ahead of the guild lessons and thought I’d give it a try. I was just about to sley the reed and realized that there is no indication of floating selvedges. Am I supposed to put them in, or is there something about  your pattern setup or the structure that doesn’t require them?

      • #171416
        Sandra
        Keymaster

          Hi Maureen, the structure you will be weaving is twill, so you will need to make the first and last thread a floating selvedge.  Have fun with the kit!

        • #174467
          Teresa Coons
          Participant

            CC9D3917-67BA-465C-9C54-7D105DA202A5D5E8B66E-2FB7-4472-94D4-1D88CF838519After visiting Jane’s studio briefly last summer (2019), I purchased the Garibaldi Flats kit and made a set of tea towels for myself.  I used the leftover fabric to make a “Tea Towel Tunic”). Then, in December, I joined the online Guild and have now completed the first two seasons.  I decided to make a set of tea towels for my daughter using her favorite color combination and many of the principles I learned in Season 2 of the Guild (sketching, Fibonacci, stripes, asymmetry…).  However, I overlaid the twill structures from the Garibaldi Flats pattern.  What fun!  Can’t wait to do Season 3!C1132BD1-9247-42DC-8D49-B3242F740173

          • #175512
            Maureen Janda
            Participant

              Sorry I’ve been so late checking back here.  The towels are great and I love your tunic! I haven’t made any garments with my weaving, yet, but I’ve been looking for a pattern for a simple unlined loose jacket that I could make. I took some spinning classes from Judith MacKensie and she has some jackets that look like handweaving, though I have no idea if they really are.

            • #189908
              Nina Kennedy
              Participant

                I just finished making the towels from the Garibaldi Flats kit. I am really disappointed – in how they turned out, not in the kit. I had fun and learned a lot by trying different weft colors and designs but what you don’t see in the photo is that the selvedges turned out horrible! I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to use floating selvedges so did not do so when warping but after finishing the first towel the selvedges looked so ragged that I decided to add a floating selvedge on each end. This did not help. The selvedges for all the towels look really ragged and they tend to roll in. I am not sure what I was doing wrong. Is this a characteristic of turned twill? Also, I am weaving on a Megado with electronic dobby so I created separate wif files for blocks A and B so that I could switch blocks when I wanted to change my design at the loom. I have never tried this before and found that sometimes when I switched blocks the last pick from the previous block would open instead of the first pick of the next block (at least I think this is what was happening). I didn’t always catch this so there are strange looking blocks. My Megado is the only loom I have right now and though I love it I do find it more difficult to weave spontaneously! I’d appreciate any ideas on how to do this on a Megado. I am hoping that I will find out what I should have been doing, or not doing, in the turned twill episode coming up in January 2021.

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