Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting

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    lesliemartens2
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    I combined the Parrot exercise in colour and division of space with cramming and denting and made this wrap – 2/8 cotton, 400 threads, 32epi, 16epi and 8 epi.  I loved the experience of “banging” in the crammed threads and delicately placing the open ones.  However, it would have been helpful to have seen Jane hemstitch her project  at the beginning.  Thank goodness I sampled, because when I did, I just hemstitched 4 threads at a time as normal, but it distorted my open sections.  When I did the project below I was much more careful to hemstitch evenly spacing the threads.  It was very tricky to map out my crammed and dented sections to follow the existing warp pattern but well worth it as otherwise I believe the pattern and the structure would have been competing for attention.

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    lesliemartens2
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    Donna,  I just love your colours and the look of the fabric!

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    Maureen Janda
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    I’m finally getting to this episode after finishing a baby blanket and coordinating pillow cover, and a couple of batches of towels.  I have some Webs Valley Yarns 40/2 linen in my stash that I’m planning to use, but I’m wondering how different it is from Jane‘s linen. This is very wiry feeling,  but maybe Jane’s is, too. I know I’ve heard that people sometimes weave linen wet. Has anyone used this brand?

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    Ginette
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    So beautiful Jae!

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    It took me a while, but my cramming and denting scarves are finally off the loom!  I did one in all linen (Powder Blue, Indigo, and Denim) and one with 30/2 silk (Denim, Salt Spring Sky) for the weft.  I really enjoyed this warp!!

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    Sasha Adams
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    I took this workshop from Jane a few years ago and when I saw the ‘denting’ and ‘cramming and denting’ samples I thought, huh, I don’t think we did those! But I got out my notebook from the class and there they were. But what I really want to say is making your own warp is such a mind blower, and so necessary. I just finished tying on a c/d warp in 2/16 cotton and made plenty of mistakes. There are several ‘orphan’ threads hanging off the back of my David, but NOW I get it. However, I’m just glad that my first c/d warp was cotton and not linen…Thank you Jane!!! This Guild is a true learning experience and I’m so thankful and grateful to you for sharing. 💞

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    Hey there, not sure if you are asking me, but yes, mohair for the warp and weft in the dented sections.  Not really crammed either just a yarn that was about twice epi as the mohair.

     

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    Janet
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    Gorgeous! Did you use the mohair for warp too?

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    Janet
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    So, the upshot is this is going absolutely fine.  I’m using my Schacht Standard loom and the weaving is a dream.  337C946E-460D-4B80-98F1-3AF0752E4521  I warped in my “comfort zone” as Tom Knisely says -front to back.  I kept tension on while warping and it went very smoothly. 1 thread broke (I’d say that’s not unusual for such fine thread) – but, all in all, is working great. The weft is 30/2 silk – I’ll try linen on the 2nd piece just for kicks. Best selvedges I’ve ever had!  Oh – also an end feed shuttle.

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    You all are so inspirational for me.  Decided to take the plunge a little mohair and some cramming and denting.  20190407_184342

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    You all are so inspirational for me.  Decided to take the plunge a little mohair and some cramming and denting.  20190407_184342

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    Annette Beasley
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    Thank you, Jacqueline!

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    Jacqueline
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    Beautiful soft colours Annette. Just lovely.

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    Annette Beasley
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    My crammed and dented scarf…40/2 linen warp, 30/2 silk weft.  Idea provoking technique for sure.

     

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    Love all projects, too. Very inspiring. Here is my go at the cram/dent in 4 gradating colors

    Details for potential other French readers are on my post: Ajourer et densifier, projet 97 – coton

    It is washed and pressed/ironed, fringes are not ready yet. warp and weft on 16/2 alias 2/16 cotton. 300 ends in a 4d/cm (10d/inch) reed, 50epi in crammed chain areas (as much as I can in crammed weft areas i. e. 20-22 ppi), 13 epi in open areas (8 or 12 ppi in weft)

    I did not follow any specific grid. Did it free style.

    How come I cannot get to very very tight in weft, as I see it in other projects? I tried even kind of throwing the reed… I use a Louet Jane.

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