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

Jane Stafford Textiles Forums Weaving Discussion Season 2, Episode 2 – More on Division of Space & the Asymmetry Sample

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  • #40494
    Jean
    Participant

      Thank you, Jacqueline!

      #40488
      Sandra
      Keymaster

        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.

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        Use that to insert your photo.  I just did a screen shot and dragged and dropped the “photo” into this message.

        #40487
        Betty.allen
        Participant

          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.

          #40477
          Jacqueline
          Participant

            The wool worked perfectly! Just beautiful Jean.

            #40472
            Deborah Cannatella
            Participant

               

               

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              #40471
              Deborah Cannatella
              Participant

                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.

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                #40411
                Jean
                Participant

                  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.

                  #40402
                  Betty.allen
                  Participant

                    Hi Jean,

                    Did you leave the sett at 18epi when you used the wool for the weft?

                    #40374
                    Kathy
                    Participant

                      Beautiful results, lovely drape. It would be great as a poncho!

                      #40361
                      Jean
                      Participant

                        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.

                        #40357
                        Annette Beasley
                        Participant

                          Jean, love your poncho, thanks for posting it, swapping the red for blue had been on my mind..now I know it works..and I love the wool with cotton idea!

                          #40352
                          05hickory
                          Participant

                            I was curious as to what kind, weight of wool you used?

                            #40346
                            Jean
                            Participant

                              Thanks everyone!  Pretty sure I’m going to make it a poncho.  It’s so light and airy.

                              #40340
                              Ginette
                              Keymaster

                                Beautiful throw Jean!  Lots of drape 🙂

                                #40339
                                Betty.allen
                                Participant

                                  Jean I love your throw.  Beautiful.

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