June 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm #80158
Ok thanks Sandra, will be more cognizant of the tension going forward🙂June 26, 2019 at 12:19 pm #80108
It could…….especially if the tension is too high. I probably would move it into the next dent closer to the centre, if it breaks again. But first, I’d try weaving with a bit less tension.
With a lot of tension, the outer thread might be pulled towards the centre of the warp and rub against the dent, which might cause your selvedge thread to untwist.
Keep me posted!June 26, 2019 at 11:56 am #80101
Yes, Sandra, both edge threads are in their own dents and I suppose the tension is pretty high. Would this cause the thread to untwist?June 26, 2019 at 11:38 am #80084
Two questions, Cindy……. 1) Is the warp thread that keeps breaking in a dent by itself? 2) Is the tension on your warp quite high?
We’ll figure this out 😉June 26, 2019 at 8:40 am #80060
OK forum folks , I have a question. The right outermost thread on my asymmetry / division of space warp has broken on me twice. It appears to be untwisting as I weave. The left thread remains intact.
Why would this happen?June 21, 2019 at 10:14 am #79657
Cindy, your towels look lovely! I like your choice of colours with the red zinger 🙂June 21, 2019 at 7:50 am #79640
2nd towel in progressJune 21, 2019 at 7:37 am #79638June 20, 2019 at 11:05 pm #79606
Well done, Cindy 👏👏 How many towels did you weave? Did you “play” with your weft on other towels?June 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm #79585
I have recently joined the guild and love the videos. I modified the asymmetry samples warp to make it wide enough for a towel. This the first and will be part of the towel exchange at the Mid Atlantic Fiber Arts Conference next weekend. I’m having a lot of fun. Happy to be a member of the guild!April 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm #71389
Amy, I mix cottolin an 2/8 cotton in the warp and weft all the time and they work well together. No problems shrinkage wise.April 9, 2019 at 10:15 am #71353
I don’t recall personally ever mixing the 2 in a warp Amy, so I can’t give you a definitive answer. However, this is a sample warp Jane created so that we could practice using different techniques. Now would be a great time to try it and see what happens. Weave a sample, measure before and after washing and if the cottolin reacts differently. If you don’t like it, then this would be the time to swap out the black cottolin and practice changing that stripe into a colour of 8/2 you do have on hand. Jane shows us how to do that in the Introduction to Sample One at about the 30 minute mark. Have fun!April 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm #71230
I am getting ready to warp this asymmetry sample and have a question about fibers. My local shop was out of 8/2 black cotton but I do have a cone of black cottolin. Can I use the cottolin for that one area only? What will happen when it is washed? Do they shrink the same? I didn’t know if the cottolin would need to be evenly dispersed throughout to mix the two.March 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm #68871
They are wonderful Ellen! You sure did alot of different samples. It is nice to just put a warp on and play with it!March 14, 2019 at 10:54 am #68865
This was a really freeing experience. I put the warp on the loom with no expectations of perfection and allowed myself to try lots of different things. I learned a lot about design, carrying threads up the selvage, sett, clasped weft, and color. Here are my finished towels.
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