Tagged: Denting Grid
January 20, 2019 at 10:43 am #63511
Maureen JandaParticipantJanuary 19, 2019 at 2:03 pm #63453
At the end of my warp I had 2 samples to keep for future reference. Then I wove 3 scarves. One with the cotton warp, another with the 30/2 silk (my favorite). the last scarf was made with leftover black 2/18 wool and a mystery fuchsia yarn I found in my stash. Once wet finished spread out through the whole warp. It’ very shear looking and I’m pleased with all three. Now back to working on season 2 PlaidJanuary 19, 2019 at 1:55 pm #63452
Betty, yours turned out very pretty.January 19, 2019 at 1:52 pm #63451
Thank you Ginette. It has been so much fun and enlightening as to what you can do with a weave structure. Ideas are circling! BettyJanuary 19, 2019 at 11:53 am #63441
Beautiful Betty! You’re on a roll 🙂January 19, 2019 at 8:48 am #63429
So many optionsJanuary 18, 2019 at 6:30 am #63303
Gabi, thanks for the suggestion. I never thought of using that. I’ll look for some at Lowes and give it a try.January 18, 2019 at 1:34 am #63287
Carol at the building market they sell little plastic pipes which they use for insulating electric wires I think. They crimp when heated. I hope you know what I mean. I used them to increase the diameter of my bobbin winder when I still had plastic bobbins. (I prefer the cardboard ones). Maybe this will work for yours as well. They are easy to remove if necessary.January 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm #63120
I too was worried about slippage. The drill attachment for bobbins is way, way too small a diameter to work on spools. I have spools (from The Woolery). I do place my cones horizontally when I wind my warp and when I wind bobbins. I too thought a tight wind would be necessary to hopefully minimize the silk from slipping. I don’t own anything else as slippery as silk to use for a test. I may just have to try it with part of a skein and see what happens. That or wait until I can afford a good bobbin winder like Jane uses. Thanks for your input!January 16, 2019 at 11:01 am #63097
Have you got a part skein of a slippery yarn you could test on your cone winder? My feeling is that the most important thing is to wind it very tight on whatever you have so that it’s under control. It will want to slip as you are winding your bobbin from it ;-(
Or, do you have access to an empty spool – similar to what Jane uses? It might fit on the rod on your drill and you could do it that way. That way your silk would be secured between the two ends of the spool. Let us know what works for you.January 16, 2019 at 10:28 am #63084
I have a question about working with the silk. My bobbin winder does not accommodate spools (I use a drill with a bit that holds bobbins). I do own a cone winder (I don’t mean a center pull ball winder) and was wondering if you see a problem winding my silk skeins I purchased from you onto cones instead of spools as Jane demonstrates. I can’t afford the electric bobbin winder Jane uses right now and need to try equipment I already own. Thank you for your help!January 15, 2019 at 9:02 am #62940
I think there would be plenty of room for your warp to move around as you are washing it! Why don’t you make a sample, see if you like the results and share a photo with us? We’d love to see what you created.January 15, 2019 at 7:55 am #62932
The reed required for the denting project has 12 dpi, warp ends dented as follows:-
2,2,2,2,2,2,0,0,0,0,0,0 etc – giving 12 ends per 1/2″ in the ‘warped’ sections.
My closest reed to this is 10 dpi so presumably I should dent the warp ends as follows,:-
2,3,2,3,2,0,0,0,0,0 etc – again giving the equivalent of 12 ends per 1/2″ section in the ‘warped’ sections.
My only concern is that, with an extra end in two out of 5 dents, in such an open weave I may get some warp pairing? Or will it not be of any consequence?
I’ll probably have to try this anyway – a new 12 dpi reed (110cm x 12cm) here in the UK will cost anywhere between £100-£140 (170-238CAD).
ps. perhaps I should bite the new reed bullet – from memory, you often specify a 12dpi reed in your projects.January 15, 2019 at 7:18 am #62930
I had done that at first then scrambled for a pencil and watched again and paused each time to make lots of notes.. as a baby weaver, for me that is beauty of these being recorded, I can go back and watch and make notes even count repeats and take screen shots of things I like and work the pattern out. She makes my brain hurt with exercise and I love it 🙂 happy weavingJanuary 14, 2019 at 4:48 pm #62896
Creating that set chart is a great idea. However, up to this point I hadn’t been recording Jane’s sett recommendations from the “at the table” sessions. Any chance she could fill in some of those to help us get our charts started? Thanks.. sue.
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