August 21, 2018 at 7:56 am #47610
This is a good blog to to follow. I personally follow around 15 weaving blogs, to see what trends are around the world. A wealth of information out there. Before you re sley, try a sample with 2/16 cotton, the cloth will be finer but the warp stripes will be more prominent.August 21, 2018 at 2:05 am #47600
<span style=”-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Using my Ashford table loom to try the asymmetry sample. I thought I had the sett at 18epi using a 12 dpi Reed, but when I checked, the sett is nearer 20epi. I checked the reed and discovered that it’s a metric one and has 5dpcm. Try as I might I can’t get the ppi anywhere near 20 ppi, it’s more like 16 although my negative spaces do look squarish! I’m not sure whether to continue as I am for the first sample and just weave the sections as near to square as I can, or cut it off and sley it again. I wondered whether there was a reed conversion guide anywhere which converts inches to metric as my brain is beginning to Swim!</span>August 11, 2018 at 3:42 pm #47376
I’ve got my first project all on the loom and the first one woven. It’s been a real comedy of errors, first I’m trying to learn WeaveIt Pro and with my narrow loom I was attempting a double weave cloth. Well I made big mistakes in entering the project information and what I hoped would been dish towel sized samples have turned into dish cloth size projects. My fault, all my fault, LOL. You would have thought I would have double checked the math, or maybe used some basic common sense, but no. Well this size will make great samples on which to try everything I want to try design and color wise. I’ll also have plenty of room to open up the settt without too much effort (she say’s optimistically). Anyway having fun! Pictures to follow when I have several finished.August 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm #47267
Ginette, Thank You! That sounds like a great idea and I’ll give it a try.August 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm #47264
Hi Carol, I’ve forgotten to lash a few times…When I neared the end of the warp and was able to get in there, I lashed it to prevent the rod from bending and continued on weaving.
GinetteAugust 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm #47238
Finally finished tieing on the warp to the back beam. All went fairly smoothly, a miracle as it’s only my second time trying back to front. Got everything wound on and ready to thread the heddles and found a broken thread. RATS! This is my first ever broken thread. I’m sure I handled it wrong as I tied the two ends together with an overhand knot, I don’t know the weaver’s knot and I’ll repair it when I get to that section. All ready to go and sit down and I remembered I forgot to lash together the apron rod and warp rod. Guess that means I’ll be having problems with tension down the line. DOUBLE RATS! Oh well, live and learn. Nothing like a mistake to keep you from repeating it in the future! Hope to get to threading heddles on Friday or early next week. I’m excited to get to weaving as I love this sample! I’ve seen so many gorgeous items posted here! Time for a break!August 2, 2018 at 3:42 pm #47015
Thanks Kathleen, I did just that. Not sure why it didn’t occur to me to do some math and figure out it would be that easy on my own. 🙂 I need to invest in another reed, soon.
This is the first time I’ve warped this loom (or any floor loom), and it went well. I’m through the sample and two towels , and think I have warp for 8 plus some room to open the sett and play. Not sure I’ll replace my zinger stripe as my Bergman loom is a bit of a non-standard construction with the warp beam positioned above the warp, meaning the warp goes over the back beam and comes off the bottom level with the breast beam. I have a few ideas of how to potentially get around that in the future but don’t know if I’ll be able to stop weaving long enough to create a solution before the end of this warp. 😉August 1, 2018 at 4:56 am #46953
oh, looks great. Given me an idea to use my RH loom as well to revisit this project.July 31, 2018 at 12:02 pm #46926
Love them, they look fantastic!July 31, 2018 at 11:04 am #46920
I have finished my asymmetrical sample #1. I was interested in trying 18, 16 and 12 epi. One piece at 12 epi looked good but I don’t have any bouccle so used misc. yarns I have. I changed the red to a blue stripe. I finished with 3 napkins at 16 epi. with a 4/4 stripe. I carried the 2 yarns on one side and it creates 2 different edges.
I also liked trying variations of Fibonacci stripes. It was really helpful to look back and make decisions.
I haven’t a photo for the 12 epi samples.
I feel awed by the creativity of people!! Everyone does such beautiful work within variations on a theme.July 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm #46855
Looks fantastic !July 29, 2018 at 9:59 am #46842
Hi Mary, you could sley 1,1,1,1,2 to get 18 EPI, I actually find it hard to get 18 PPI so I am weaving at 17 now, so would not go up.July 29, 2018 at 8:57 am #46841
Hi all, I’m just now getting to sample 1 after working my way through all the wonderful content in season 1. All I have for my floor loom is a 15 dent reed, and according to the reed substitution chart, the closest I can get to the starting point of 18 epi is 19. Will this work okay, besides being slightly harder to beat to the same number of ppi? I’m not sure when I’ll be able to get another reed, so I’d like to just work with what I have if possible. I’m guessing I can open things up to 15 and then 11.5 to play around later in the warp.July 19, 2018 at 11:03 am #46542
Thanks Jane! I’m now perfectly clear on how to proceed! Just waiting for my yarn to come. Can’t wait to get started, I love the draft!July 19, 2018 at 10:43 am #46540
For this to work you will have to make 2 warps. If you start by warping for the 12 ends per inch (24 epi) in actually threads, you will not have enough ends in your warp to go to the tighter epi of 18 and have any width. When I do the math at 15″ at 12 (24 x 15″ =360) wide in the reed you will only have 360 warp ends which divided by 36 epi is only 10″ wide. That is why you will need to do it in 2 warps.
You are correct that you need to double your ends per inch and that one layer will one on 1 & 2 and the 2nd layer will be on 3 & 4.
Just use your 12 dent reed for all of it. For the 24 epi it will be 2 per dent for the 36 epi it will be 3 per dent.
Hope this helps,
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