April 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm #71887
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. 💞April 9, 2019 at 9:55 am #71352
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.April 9, 2019 at 6:08 am #71347
Gorgeous! Did you use the mohair for warp too?April 9, 2019 at 6:05 am #71346
So, the upshot is this is going absolutely fine. I’m using my Schacht Standard loom and the weaving is a dream. 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.April 7, 2019 at 7:41 pm #71177
You all are so inspirational for me. Decided to take the plunge a little mohair and some cramming and denting.April 7, 2019 at 7:41 pm #71176
You all are so inspirational for me. Decided to take the plunge a little mohair and some cramming and denting.April 7, 2019 at 5:21 am #71140
Thank you, Jacqueline!April 6, 2019 at 9:43 am #71099
Beautiful soft colours Annette. Just lovely.April 4, 2019 at 5:25 pm #70951
My crammed and dented scarf…40/2 linen warp, 30/2 silk weft. Idea provoking technique for sure.March 19, 2019 at 8:29 pm #69440
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.March 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm #69426
Your hem will stay in place even without that extra knot but it all comes down to how you like the look of it. You could definitely do an extra knot at the top of the fringes where you hem is and see if you prefer that.March 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm #69424
I love seeing everyone’s beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing. Here are mine:
The first one is the cotton from the Denting warp, then the linen done in pattern and finally the linen with 30/2 silk in Old Man’s Beard. My favourite is the linen/silk scarf!March 19, 2019 at 4:53 am #69357
Is there any special knack with linen warp and weft tassels? The open areas look really thin and weedy when twisted. Just a knot at the top would give them a bit more body?March 12, 2019 at 5:23 pm #68665
It’s beautiful, Carla!March 12, 2019 at 9:27 am #68580
dlgorham ~ Your scarf looks so Springy—lovely color choices!! I totally agree with expanding my horizons. I’ve said this before, I am so thankful that Jane started this online guild, as a new weaver I am learning so many techniques. Who knew you could cram or dent in weaving!?
I posted this on Ravelry but wanted to share it here too. It is 8/2 cotton (dark purple, purple & natural). I think it would be amazing in silk but my weaving stash is mostly 8/2 cotton.
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