February 22, 2019 at 8:11 pm #66615
thanks Ginette, but then why not write the usual “11 ppi” or “13 ppi”? anything special there?February 21, 2019 at 11:07 pm #66541
Great news, Ruth and great advice from your learned and shared experience!February 21, 2019 at 5:27 pm #66540
I am happy to report I successfully managed to weave with linen on my 1974 leclerc jack loom!! It was a bit tricky and after breaking 4 different warp threads through my trial and errors I would offer the following suggestions to anyone else: don’t torque down your warp but rather keep it on the loose side. This requires a little more attention when throwing the shuttle but its easier than fixing a broken thread! Also be very careful not to “misthrow” the shuttle as the jamming can cause breaking. I also cut off and retied my warp between each piece. It just worked better than weighting with a rod. The end product was well worth it!February 21, 2019 at 8:10 am #66514
You’ll be weaving 28 picks and aim for about 2 1/8″ in total.
GinetteFebruary 21, 2019 at 3:00 am #66503
Hi! can anyone pls explain the second table & last column of Season-3-Episode-2-Redenting-sample-1-1.pdf
I can understand the first one: weave 2 inches with 24 ppi, then supersquish for 1/2 inch etc
The second table I cannot understand “28 2 1/8ish”
screen copy to refresh memories:
February 19, 2019 at 5:39 pm #66421
Thank you for the idea about checking the hardware store for steel rods – for some reason it didn’t occur to me that these would be in hardware stores! I’ll have to check my local store.February 19, 2019 at 4:24 pm #66414
Hi Nina, I noticed the steel rods at the local hardware store. I am in Canada and I was at a Home Hardware. They had them in different lengths/thicknesses. Not sure if this will solve the problem but a steel rod would be heavier than a similarly wooden dowel. I am not quite at that point yet in my weaving. Hope that helps.February 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm #66407
Am weaving along doing the cramming and denting linen project and loving the linen. The only problem I am having is that the open sections of the warp have become loose (as Jane said they would) so I weighted the open warps with a rod and fishing weights (as per her instructions in the video). However it is not helping. The warp is still quite loose in the open parts even though I added more weights. It is becoming seriously distorted. I am wondering if this is because I had to use a wooden dowel instead of a steel rod as I do not have an extra steel rod for my loom. Do you think this is why the loose warps are not behaving? Where does one get an extra steel rod anyway?February 19, 2019 at 7:49 am #66368
I absolutely loved working with the linen! The sheen and the texture just made me so happy as I was weaving. I used linen weft for two of the scarves and one shorter sample piece and silk weft in old man’s beard for the other scarf.February 17, 2019 at 9:38 pm #66281
I have a question about finishing the linen projects. I haven’t started weaving it yet (work commitments) but I was wondering if finishing the linen was any different from finishing cotton?February 15, 2019 at 1:49 pm #66086
A bit behind – just did a warp for Episode 1 Season 3 and wove that with 2/16. Then thought I would resley and try the crammed and dented and thought I would try the second re sley – If you follow denting as written it turns out to be 5 1/3 inches. If you change the 2 to a dent to 1 to a dent to get to ep1 12 – you have 9″ in the reed. Is that correct?February 15, 2019 at 10:37 am #66061
Your blue scarf is beautiful Jacqueline.February 15, 2019 at 12:32 am #65989
Really enjoyed this episode. I used 2/16 cotton for both warp and weft in two shades of blue from my stash. I will look out for linen that Jane uses, but I couldn’t easily source it in the UK. Since taking this photograph, I have twisted the fringe which gives it a much nicer finish. Woven on my Louet David 2 and I didn’t have any tension issues as I only warped enough for a sample and the scarf.February 14, 2019 at 9:23 pm #65985
Done! and happy with results, a small amount of collapse present. Used 2/20 and 2/16 cotton and epi 40 and 15.February 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm #65821
Oh wow Kathleen, can’t wait to see if finished and see how the boucle acts. Lovely colours!
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