Season 2, Episode 2 – More on Division of Space & the Asymmetry Sample

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    Ginette
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    They look lovely Sheryl! Good for you for deciding to just work that warp using what you learned from the episode! So many possibilities 🙂

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    Cheryl Wilner
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    Viewing this segment was perfect timing in my weaving journey.  I jumped right in after the warping segment and put a 7 yard 8/2 cotton warp for tea towels.  Of course I made a nice orderly symmetrical pattern…… after the first towel i tried cutting out two heddles to add floating selvedges.  Worked great and I worked my way through 8 of Marguerite Porter Davidson’s Basic Twills from <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>A Handweavers Handbook</span>.   Maybe 3 towels in i watched this episode and was so inspired to try something else.  I play with the little Fibonacci striped sequences – love these!  Then I got brave and cut part of my warp out to add a large red asymmetrical strip.  I struggled with the tension but did turn out two nice towels that I am happy with for my early learning.  I then resleyed the reed from 20 epi to 10 epi.  That seems really gauzy, not sure how it will wash up but I also got good practice with my hemstitching, which I find that I love to do!  I restarted a new sample with Harrisville Shetland in cobalt and natural on the same warp.  Finally able to tie that red warp on the rod part of the way in  – its nice now but it made the first 6 inches crazy.  Oh well – nothing ventured…..  have to decide what to do with the last about 4 feet – may just continue with the Shetland and hope it makes a nice throw.  I would not have put those colored or fibers together but feel so inspired to jut try things watching Jane.  I look forward to the Color & Weave Gamp as my next adventure!  Happy Weaving!Screen Shot 2019-09-08 at 1.09.11 PMScreen Shot 2019-09-08 at 1.08.20 PMScreen Shot 2019-09-08 at 1.06.07 PM

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    Jacqueline.  I experienced the same thing with lines being apparent when I sleyed 1,1,2.  But once I washed and ironed the piece the lines disappeared.

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    Judith
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    CFF73B08-1D46-4A4C-B767-A558C5D2B2F6263668E3-AE88-4D3A-8182-672C63CE0932BBA2B934-2F4F-4D5B-9F77-18F535FC6D6F618C9F08-B40C-4844-8EB2-8C19D55AB0E8I have almost finished the work on Episode 2 sample 1.  I did the first part really focusing on seeing the squares. Then I tried a more rapid color change.  I then replaced the red warp with another charcoal and it worked brilliantly!  But I got tired or PW so redid the tie up for twill and did a towel divided into 3rds.  Next I opened up the sett from 18 EPI/PPI to 12 EPI/ PPI and used an 8/3 and 8/4 cotton for samples.  Finally, I decided I wanted to make a set of napkins and wanted a slightly tighter warp than 12×12.  So I resleyed again to 15/15, stayed with the grey gradients but added a red zinger on the horizontal.

    This has been a great learning experience!  I am ready for Sample 2 but I need to consider colors as I am a bit tired of the black and white.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I have posted a few images above.  Not all of them would load but these are some examples.

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    Cindy Solomon
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    Ok thanks Sandra, will be more cognizant of the tension going forward🙂

    #80108

    Sandra
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    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!

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    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?

    #80084

    Sandra
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    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 😉

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    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?

    #79657

    Ginette
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    Cindy, your towels look lovely! I like your choice of colours with the red zinger 🙂

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    2nd towel in progress

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    #79606

    Sandra
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    Well done, Cindy 👏👏  How many towels did you weave?  Did you “play” with your weft on other towels?

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    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!

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    Beth Napper
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    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.

     

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