Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting

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  • #64449

    Ginette
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    Annette, there’s such a beauty in weaving with natural colour! I’m a huge fan 😉  Your scarf is absolutely beautiful!

    #64438

    Annette Beasley
    Participant

    Not quite as exciting as all those who used coloured yarns…Used Henry’s Attic 10/2 warp twist sett at 20epi, thought I’d try something not too expensive from the stash to work on the technique. Selvedges are a bit loopy, maybe I’ll do better at that next time. Definitely want to try this with wool.

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    #64409

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    Hi Rita – the answer to your question is right at the beginning of Season 1, right at the beginning of Episode 2.

    Ginette has created and maintains a wonderful index of all the episodes and topics.  You can find it right at the top of the Guild episodes page.  That is one place you can often find the answer to your questions quickly so you can get on with weaving 😉

    For example:  skein – how to wind from skein winder to bobbin  1.2, 0:57

    In my loom room – silk is wound onto the large bobbins and stays there for use as warp and weft.  I tape the little label from the skein onto the top of the bobbin so that I know what kind of silk I have and the colour.

    #64406

    rita.msmiller
    Participant

    A bit confused here… Clarification needed before I start to use silk on this scarf…

    I bought silk skeins from JST store and placed it on a yarn swift and made it into a ball… thinking I would then move it from the balls onto my plastic bobbins using it for the weft in this project on scarfs.

    Is this how it is done? or is more correct to place it from the skein unto the cones…. I was given tons of cardboard cones when I got my loom, (never used them) and I am thinking how would I use these cardboard cones?  I have a sectional warp, have not used silk yet for warping or weft.

    Sorry this may be two questions.

    How to move silk skeins  into the correct form for weft? and how to move skeins into a correct form for using for warp?

     

    #64161

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    All of you are doing such stunning work!  👏👏👏

    #64147

    mbartlo
    Participant

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    This might be my new favorite episode. 20/2 tussah silk warp, 20/2 painted silk weft. 24epi, 22 ppi. Hot iron to bring out the sheen. So much fun to start the year weaving holes in my cloth.

    #64139

    Ellen Redman
    Participant

    First time trying this technique and what fun!  8\2 Tencel sett at the dreaded 20epi. I just went for squares. EE950E0C-5262-4F70-8010-6BF721AE7871

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    #64122

    Good day all.

    Warp is Zephyr wool silk in three colours; 12 ends per stripe slewed at 18 epi.  I wove four scarves, two without horizontal denting for gentlemen and two with horizontal denting for ladies.  One scarf has a black cashmere weft; the others Zephyr.  I had hoped the scarves which were dented in both direction would move more so the dark threads framing the stripes would become curved.  This did not seem to happen.  I washed the scarves by hand.  I believe I may need to process them a bit more but was unsure when to stop.  Would appreciate input on finishing.

    Much Fun and a great way to get the most out of expensive yarns.  This is the total thrums.  I unknotted the knots on the front apron and pulled the header out before making the fringe.  This i what was cut off the warp beam after the fringe was made.

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    #63951

    dboblock
    Participant

    I’m loving this work with denting. Just finished my first scarf but feel that it would be enhanced by having more plaits of fringe. Is there a way to add more plaited fringe to scarves?

    #63859

    Ruth Johnson
    Participant

    This denting is very fun! I did a couple scarves in a fine alpaca/silk blend with some zephyr thrown in here and there. Totally beautiful HOWEVER I found that my selvages were on the “loopy” side. I don’t normally have any problem with selvages as I am firmly in the habit of letting the weft “take what it wants” to avoid draw in. With a more open warp is it necessary to keep extra tension on? I am thinking that is a reasonable fix but it seems a little counter intuitive.

    #63825

    Betty.allen
    Participant

    Beautiful scarf. Good job.

    #63817

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    Congratulations!  It looks wonderful 👏👏👏

    #63816

    strong61
    Participant

    Wonderful challenge!  My first woven scarf.  Unfortunately my first thread in the reed broke more than once but managed to rescue it.

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    #63532

    carol.kaminsky
    Participant

    Hi Ginette,

    Thank you for you suggestions.  I think I will try re-slaying and use a 1 inch grid per your suggestion.  Will post the outcome.

    Carol

    #63526

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Carol,

    I would do a couple more samples.

    I think if you resley your reed in 1 inch grids (16 threads threaded 1,1,2 in your 12 dent reed) and maybe have 7 empty dents. Also, weave 16 threads per dented section to make one inch squares.

    If you wanted to keep your 1/2 inch grids, adding a few extra empty dents in each of those sections might help.  Also, when you wove your dented sections, did you keep them at 8 picks per dented areas? Counting your colour changes, I count 6 threads per dented section. If they are 6 weft shots per dented area, increase them to 8 for the 1/2 inch grid.

     

     

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