Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting

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  • #69426

    Ginette
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    Hi Sue,

    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.

     

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    Carrie
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    • Weaving wonder

    I love seeing everyone’s beautiful projects!  Thanks for sharing.  Here are mine:

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    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!

     

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    Sue
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    Hi Ginette

    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?

    #68665

    Sandra
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    It’s beautiful, Carla!

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    the1to1
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    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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    #68560

    Ginette
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    No worries Taty!

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    taty.lauwers
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    thanks Ginette, I must apologize: I watch this forum as well as the ravelry one and never thought of viewing the contents below each video. Sorry sorry sorry.

    #68540

    Ginette
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    Hi Taty,

    Don’t see why not. Under episode 3.2.1, in the comments, Sue mentions that she wove this linen sample on the Jane loom and the ‘linen behaved like a dream’.

    Give it a go!

    #68538

    taty.lauwers
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    Hi! How about the Jane loom from Louet for this exercise with linen (the only one I use)? I cannot remember Jane mentioning it in the video. Thanks.

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    dlgorham
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    3.11.2019 greetings,

    I so admire the work of my fellow participants.  it’s just beautiful!  thank you for sharing.  Jane, thank you for teaching cramming and denting.  I had no idea these techniques existed.  I’m enjoying expanding my horizons through taking your class.

    re:  use of linen on a Jack loom.  I’ve had a lifelong love affair w/linen so love learning more about how to weave with it.  I have Schacht looms and have woven w/linen several times without breaking any threads.  I haven’t dampened the linen, I just watch it pretty carefully trying to catch knots or anything else that might hang it up.  on this piece I did advance the warp quite hard and I did beat quite hard as well.  nothing went wrong other than slight slippage in tension on back beam.

    On this ‘cramming and denting’ piece I used 20/2 linen for warp and 20/1 linen for weft.  I used fewer colors but am happy with the results.  colors are natural, pink and chartreuse for warp and dark pink and chartreuse for weft.  I intend to use this piece as a runner for the sideboard in our dining room.

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    #68479

    Sandra
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    Hi Mary – I just entered “linen on a Jack loom” into the Forum’s Search function and several comments and discussions came up.  Also, another useful tool that Jane has provided for us is the Helpline.  You can find it from the main page going through the Information tab.  Jane’s comment about linen and Jack looms can also be found there.  Don’t worry, you’ll have years of pleasure with your new loom!

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    mary.dean
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    Hi all!  I see that one person above has had success weaving with linen on a jack loom.  I remember from one of the season one videos that linen weaves better on a countermarch loom.  Has anyone else been successful using a jack loom with linen?  Any other tips?  I have read that some people dampen the warp.

    I wish I had known this before I purchased my loom!  I am a bit nervous to try this.

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    lindajsoranno
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    Hi All,

    I am so enjoying Jane’s online courses. Here are my cramming and denting experiments on the loom. The first is Jane’s cashmere for warp and yak/silk as weft. The second is the flip.16C34E48-2BB0-43BE-B8CA-22D285A95E761FEA1685-D85D-4A5F-81E0-B714CEE4AF42

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    Michelle
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    I decided to put a second warp on my loom based on the crammed and dented. This time I used a variety of fibres some recycled denim lace weight, 8/2 tencel, mohair/silk, 8/2 cotton, and zephyr wool/silk blend. I did a fairly random warping and sleyed the edges and white threads crammed. I had other areas sleyed at 18 and 16 epi and the center sections at 12 epi (mohair was one per dent). I wove with a variety of fibres emptying bobbins that I had laying around. Loved this project and the drape of the fabric. Thanks for the inspiration.A934E7CD-5FD3-40F3-B44A-652A5AEF17ABE4CAB2E8-A06F-471B-87C9-5F200EB9BCC4434AF034-86F5-4AF8-8327-4C41CCD9DE82F878C1E6-AF52-4489-836E-2F07010DDA2B61E9BEC6-2858-4339-A219-8030217CED1C

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    taty.lauwers
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    Hi,
    re my first sample below (mohair single, msg 23 Feb), I resleyed the remaining short warp as follows, the warp and weft still being 15wpi (6w/cm for us European weavers):
    * +-1.4inch or 3.5 cm at 15 epi (6 e/cm)
    * 2 empty dents
    * +- 1.6 inch or 4 cm at 5epi (2 e/cm)
    * 2 empty dents
    * +- 1.2 inch or 3 cm at 15 epi
    * +- 0.7 inch or 1.8 cm empty dents
    * +- 0.8 inch or 2 cm at 15 epi
    and wove plain weave, with a narrow band that I wove empty (? English? ) at 2/3rds.

    Result is, unwashed:

    and washed:

    The narrow empty band disappeared, with mohair traveling after washing. No graphic interest.
    The contrast between vertical dense areas and very open areas is clear and nice.
    The empty area on right side is too small to show anything.
    Drape is better than last one.

    Progressing! I think I get the gist of it. Thanks

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