‘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!

    • #95687
      Ginette
      Keymaster

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

       

      • #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.

    • #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.

      • #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!

         

    • #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

      • #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!

    • #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!

    • #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.

    • #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.

       

       

      • #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 😉

    • #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.

       

       

    • #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?

      • #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.

    • #153243
      Brenda Reimer
      Participant

      Thanks so much for the info.

    • #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

    • #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.

      • #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.

    • #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.

    • #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.

    • #159228
      Erin Markel
      Participant

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

    • #159229
      Erin Markel
      Participant

      Where can you find large rolls of paper like that?

      • #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.

    • #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

      • #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. 🤗

    • #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.

    • #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.

    • #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

       

      • #163471
        Sandra
        Keymaster

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

    • #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!

      • #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!

    • #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

    • #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

      • #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?

    • #179691
      Karen
      Participant

      Wonderful Resource! Very, very helpful.

      Thank you

    • #193104
      Elizabeth Hill
      Participant

      Hi,

      I’m just wondering how you start the weaving. I was taught to fill the first inches with selvage to pull the threads in, but would like to do what you do.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

      • #193107
        Ginette
        Keymaster

        Hi Elizabeth,

        Have you had the chance to watch this video from Season 1, Good Weaving Technique?

        Episode 3 – Good Weaving Technique

        It may answer some of your questions. I believe in this one, Jane does fill the first few inches with a header.

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