‘It’s the Little Things’ Videos ~ weaving tips & tricks

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    • #84718
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        We’ve been making little videos on weaving tips & tricks from questions & suggestions that we receive from you, the Online Guild members. We’ll be posting them here. Keep those suggestions coming

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

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      • #84819
        Sue
        Participant

          I feel this ‘little’ series will grow into a tremendous resource for everyone. Thank you all.

          But what I find most helpful at the moment  is Jane’s insistence on not fretting or fussing and helping us decide whether a possible problem needs sorting there and then or won’t be noticeable when the piece is off the loom and finished. It helps greatly to have Jane’s expertise to rely on!

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        • #95687
          Ginette
          Keymaster

            Here’s the latest video! Hemstitching at the loom 🙂

             

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            • #96293
              taty.lauwers
              Participant

                Hi! I have forwarded this excellent series to French readers via our weaving forum http://forum.tricofolk.info/forum/viewtopic.php?id=17583

                Info for your non-English reading viewers: on youtube you can have the subtitles translated automatically into your own language. With a little twist of the mind (robots working there), you can make sense of the translated text. Hoping we will have this opportunity in the videos of the Guild in the years to come! They are excellent.

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            • #107208
              Freda
              Participant

                I agree it is the little things are so important.  I would like to see a handout of how Jane ends and starts a weft.  I found the video of Jane doing this was just too fast hard to see.  Also the same for splicing a join.  Thank you.

                Freda.

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                • #107213
                  Ginette
                  Keymaster

                    Hi Freda,

                    Not sure if there’s any plans to have a handout for ends & splicing techniques but you can slow down the videos. All of the online guild ones have that option now which is great! When you’re viewing the videos, at the bottom right is the setting button option, click on it and you can choose to slow down or speed up. Also, for the It’s The Little Things videos on Youtube and on this thread, you can also do that which is great. Give it a try!

                     

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                • #113850
                  heidi
                  Participant

                    Do you have a little video on how to weight a selvage or repair thread at the back of the loom?

                    thanks

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                    • #113854
                      Ginette
                      Keymaster

                        Hi Heidi,

                        Here it is! You’ll find how to weight it towards the end of the video.

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                    • #137162
                      Ginette
                      Keymaster

                        Chaining your warp!

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                      • #152191
                        Allyson Marbut
                        Participant

                          Jane, I would love to see you create a video where you put a warp on the loom that resulted in tension problems and how you deal with these issues as you continue to try and wind it on the loom.  I have reviewed over and over again the video of back to the front video.  The last 2 warps I dressed the loom with went on the back and in the raddle beautifully but then I still ended up with a lot of uneven threads. I even went to the spot in the chain where everything was stable and tried to even things out but it still continued to be a tension problem all the way through the winding.  I was told never to do the licking and pulling thing on the yarn … you know what I mean … but what can ya do if indeed you do have this happen? Thanks for your amazing guidance!

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                        • #152236
                          Ginette
                          Keymaster

                            Hi Allyson,

                            Did you get a chance to search on the online index for tension issues? I believe that Jane does address this in a previous season. That said, I’ll make a note of your suggestion to do a video on tension issues.

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                          • #152985
                            isa-kreativ
                            Participant

                              Hi Jane,

                              hi Ginette,

                              I love your workshop and thank you for your extra Videos “weaving tips & tricks”. I have many fun and learn a lot:)

                              But “oh my goodness”, what for a fantastic pattern in this Video about “Hemstitching Your Handweaving at the Loom”. What a nice collection of samples.

                              Please, do you have weaving instructions for me? Is it in some lesson?

                              Best regards from europe

                              Isa

                              I really find it exceptionally beautiful.

                               

                               

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                              • #153053
                                Sandra
                                Keymaster

                                  Hi Isa, the cloth that you see in Jane’s hand is one of the samples you’ll get to weave when you weave your way through Season 4 – Twills on 4.  You’ll have to be patient 😉

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                              • #153069
                                isa-kreativ
                                Participant

                                  Hi Sandra,

                                  thank you for your answer!

                                  Patient, what is it?😉

                                  I am in Season 2.3 and I will be patient, ok:), anticipation is the best.

                                   

                                   

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                                • #153088
                                  Brenda Reimer
                                  Participant

                                    I’ve been watching lessons ahead while waiting for new cotton to arrive and very excited for the double weave lesson. Jane talks a lot about checking to make sure the inside stays completely open while weaving the two layers. Would love to see a video on what to do if you miss and accidentally weave through both layers. Is there a fix as opposed to taking out rows woven and go back?

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                                    • #153187
                                      Ginette
                                      Keymaster

                                        Hi Brenda,

                                        You could fix it afterwards by removing the thread that binds both sides and then insert the new thread using a needle following the pattern. But if I can, I would unweave while on the loom and fix it that way if I haven’t woven too far.

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                                    • #153243
                                      Brenda Reimer
                                      Participant

                                        Thanks so much for the info.

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                                      • #155309
                                        Carrie Gordon
                                        Participant

                                          Hi- I am looking for ways to finish the hot pads without resorting to a fringe. BTW, I have learned so much about weaving from the online guild. I’ve been working my way through each season since subscribing in June. Am watching season 3 and weaving the weft faced project on both my rigid heddle and table loom😀 coasters and hot pads. Am challengingly myself with the 2021 ANWG conference colors. Thank you for building my skills and confidence!!!  From a happy spinner and new weaver

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                                        • #155516
                                          Erin Markel
                                          Participant

                                            Are there tips or tricks to holding the cone of thread while you’re winding warp or winding bobbins? I feel like my cones always want to roll all over the place.

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                                            • #155558
                                              Ginette
                                              Keymaster

                                                Hi Erin,

                                                Did you have a chance to view Season 1, Episode 1.3, with warping multiple threads? Jane shows how she puts the cones in a homemade Lazy Kate shoe box that you might want to try. What I use for cones are those old CD/DVD containers that they used to come in when you bought a whole whack of them. The 8/2 cones sizes fit just perfectly on those.

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                                            • #157797
                                              Ginette
                                              Keymaster

                                                One more little Tip & Trick to pass on! This time, how to keep that paper warp separator from sneaking under your treadles.

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                                              • #157875
                                                Sasha Adams
                                                Participant

                                                  This is just want I wanted! Thank you JP. I have hated kicking paper under the loom and getting it caught under the treadles. I spied on one of the guild videos the paper neatly tied up but wasn’t clever enough to figure out how to do it. This little section is a perfect forum for all those helpful mini-videos. Thanks again.

                                                  Sasha S.

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                                                • #159228
                                                  Erin Markel
                                                  Participant

                                                    I haven’t gotten there yet, I will check it out! Thank you!

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                                                  • #159229
                                                    Erin Markel
                                                    Participant

                                                      Where can you find large rolls of paper like that?

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                                                      • #161660
                                                        Ginette
                                                        Keymaster

                                                          Hi Erin, totally missed your comment! I’ve purchased packaging paper at our local Canada Post office and also, I’ve been using lately paper from the our local Paint Shop, the flooring protection paper which is all they had at the time. It’s thicker than packing paper but it works great for me. It came 36″ wide so for my David, I have to cut some off to fit.

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                                                      • #159434
                                                        Sasha Adams
                                                        Participant

                                                          I know I saw Jane changing a stripe colour in the episode on asymmetry. She took out the red stripe and changed it to charcoal? Anyway I can’t find it and was wondering if it would be a good video for this part of the forum. If not could you tell me where it is? Please and thank you.

                                                          Sasha

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                                                          • #159436
                                                            Ginette
                                                            Keymaster

                                                              Hi Sasha,

                                                              From the Index, you’ll find it in Season 2 Episode 2.2.3 at the following mark

                                                              -zinger, taking out your warp zinger & replacing it, 2.2.3, 31:52

                                                               

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                                                          • #159443
                                                            Sasha Adams
                                                            Participant

                                                              Thanks Ginette. 🤗

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                                                            • #160374
                                                              bzbbell
                                                              Participant

                                                                At some point I would love a more detailed video about how to warp with multiple threads without getting the threads hopelessly tangled or switching hands while warping. Mostly I’m interested in a more detailed view of how Jane is holding the threads in her hand and how she is getting around the turns in the warp without twisting. I know she covers some of this in one of the first episodes, and have made myself a little box with spools to hold the cones, but I still find that even with only two threads in my hand, I constantly want to rotate my hand or change hands as I move along the warp and I get a lot of tangles. It takes forever. Many thanks.

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                                                              • #161753
                                                                Ginette
                                                                Keymaster

                                                                  One more video, how to splice your threads at the selvedge when you’ve run out of yarn on your bobbin and you’re adding a new one.

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                                                                • #163466
                                                                  Carol Linehan
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    Hi   I’m weaving your sample from color and weave season 2.   Would silk for the weft be ok to use with the 8/2 cotton as a scarf?  If so, how would I wet finish?

                                                                    Thanks

                                                                     

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                                                                    • #163471
                                                                      Sandra
                                                                      Keymaster

                                                                        It depends on the silk – 20/2 silk would be OK, 30/2 silk is too fine.  Have fun, Carol!

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                                                                    • #163910
                                                                      Kimberly Sampson
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Hi – I’m wondering if you have any videos or resources that would help in determining which yarns might be best for certain projects, or typically used.  While I’m sure you could use a number of different yarns/sizes, are there recommendations? For example, what yarn(s) / size(s) works best for a placemat vs tea towels vs a scarf?

                                                                        Thank you!

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                                                                        • #163911
                                                                          Sandra
                                                                          Keymaster

                                                                            You’ll learn a lot about different yarns and what they are capable of as you go through the different Seasons with Jane!  But, to give a small idea of the many things possible- I finished a shawl today using my stash of cottolin for the warp and Zephyr (wool/silk) and 20/2 silk in the weft!  I wove 100% cottolin tea towels first and then opened up the sett and wove the shawl.  The possibilities are endless!

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                                                                        • #164653
                                                                          Michele Ross
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            I saw a video on using fusible thread at the end of a projct.

                                                                            Has anyone used it and where and how?

                                                                            Thanks

                                                                            Michele Ross

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                                                                          • #172599
                                                                            Susi Housman
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              i  am having some separation on my project –  the weft threads are slipping and exposing the warp has it is going over the beam.

                                                                              Is my tension too tight and what is the optimum tension to have?

                                                                              I am using a 12 dent reed with a 5/2 cotton thread? Should I switch to a 15 dent reed/heddle?

                                                                              thank you so much,

                                                                              susi housman from portola valley, CA

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                                                                              • #172727
                                                                                Sandra
                                                                                Keymaster

                                                                                  Sorry for the delay in answering, Susi.  How does your cloth look as you weave it and as it goes over the cloth beam?  Can you take a photo of what you are describing and share it with us?

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                                                                              • #179691
                                                                                Karen
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  Wonderful Resource! Very, very helpful.

                                                                                  Thank you

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