February 18, 2018 at 9:53 am #40561
Thanks Sandra. The wool has a bit of tooth to it, but I don’t mind it. Reminds me it’s wool. lol. I think I will do this again one day with Zephyr.February 18, 2018 at 9:12 am #40558
Love you colours!February 18, 2018 at 7:13 am #40557
All your samples look so great, I have one project to finish ….and then ……(-:February 18, 2018 at 6:30 am #40556
Love it! I know… the counting is like a dance. lolFebruary 17, 2018 at 10:55 pm #40553
Used some coloured cones from my previous project, and made the warp a bit wider. I caught myself saying 1,2,3 boink. I liked contrast of the black boink line in the second sample towel.February 17, 2018 at 6:12 am #40494
Thank you, Jacqueline!February 16, 2018 at 7:42 pm #40488
Please post photos of your towels and throw, Betty! If you look at the grey bar above where you type in your post, you’ll see a little photo on the right.
Use that to insert your photo. I just did a screen shot and dragged and dropped the “photo” into this message.February 16, 2018 at 6:07 pm #40487
I’m so excited about finally learning what creates a balanced weave and what doesn’t. I’ve been so perplexed not knowing what yarns work with other yarns in warp and weft. I recently wove a scarf that would almost stand alone😳. I obviously knew it was wrong but didn’t really know what I should have done different. I’m a beginner and have been trying to figure it out on my own. So, I’m pretty excited about the sampling and Jane’s online weaving. I tried things today to learn why things happen in weaving. I spent a lot of time on things that didn’t really work out as I had hoped but it was time well spent because now I understand why. I have however, replaced the red stripe with another color. I cut off my 4 towels I wove earlier in the week and changed reed from a 12 dent to a 10 dent. Now I have about 4 yards of warp left to play and experiment. I’m going to weave a throw using a cotton boucle. And hopefully a baby blanket to end the warp. I’m so grateful for this learning experience. Thank you Jane and staff.
PS. If I can figure out how to send photos I’ll share my towels and throw.February 16, 2018 at 3:59 pm #40477
The wool worked perfectly! Just beautiful Jean.February 16, 2018 at 1:35 pm #40472
Deborah CannatellaParticipantFebruary 16, 2018 at 1:35 pm #40471
So immediately after weaving for a few inches I noticed that I had too many warp threads in a dent over on the right (white). I’m using a 12 dent reed and threaded it 1-2-1-2… obviously I did 2-2-2 in that location. Also, I only had cottolin in the light grey and dark grey, and I believe it is a 22/2 that I grabbed… but I went with it, because I wanted to use up some stash. I did a strong beat on the fabric… only getting about 6 picks of cotton in, 7 for the cottolin in order to get shares. But this was a great project for me, a novice weaver, and I love the design. I will probably be trying this in other colors in the future.February 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm #40411
No, the wool was after I wove a bunch of towels with 8/2 cotton and then I changed out the red stripe for a turquoise one and re-sleyed to 12epi per Jane’s guidance. My warp was 400 threads, so it was 22.2″ in the reed at 18epi and then 33.3″ at 12epi.February 15, 2018 at 2:43 pm #40402
Did you leave the sett at 18epi when you used the wool for the weft?February 15, 2018 at 10:56 am #40374
Beautiful results, lovely drape. It would be great as a poncho!February 15, 2018 at 8:03 am #40361
It’s a wool I’ve had in my stash for about 15 years. It’s a worsted spun, so it fulled nicely and I’d say it’s about a sport weight in size.
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