Problem weaving twill

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  • #91269

    Bonnie Socket
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    Thank you Fran!

    #91162

    Fran
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    For straight twill ,you do not need floating selvedges, if you start on the correct side.  You can also reverse the twill treadling, if you skip one lift.

    Twill has not been covered in classes!

     

    #90109

    Bonnie Socket
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    Thank you for your response, Jae. I think you’re correct in saying I may have lucked into the situation!  I did use a floating selvedge as Cindy suggested and was pleased with the result.

     

    I’m  finding this forum and my membership invaluable sources of information…  Thanks!

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    #90056

    Jae
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    It is possible – depends on the threading / treadling combination and thoughtful consideration of which side you are throwing the shuttle.  You might have lucked in to the perfect situation without realizing it.

    But most of the time, a floating selvedge is needed to capture the outside threads of your warp.

    #89275

    Bonnie Socket
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    Thanks, Cindy!  I will try the floating selvedge.  But I thought I wove a twill without a selvedge previously.   Is this possible?

    #89263

    Cindy Solomon
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    Bonnie you need a floating selvedge for twill. You can add one on each side even after you’ve  beamed. Just measure 2 warp threads( I often double them) and weight them  off the back beam. Sley them through the reed but don’t thread through a heddle. They will float on either side of your shed.

    #89261

    Bonnie Socket
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    I’m a beginner and having a problem weaving a twill pattern in that the end threads are not catching. Any ideas?  Thanks!

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