Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting

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  • #63303

    carol1855wlr
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    Gabi, thanks for the suggestion.  I never thought of using that.  I’ll look for some at Lowes and give it a try.

     

    #63287

    gabi-tomas
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    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.

    #63120

    carol1855wlr
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    Hi Sandra,

    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!

    #63097

    Sandra
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    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.

    #63084

    carol1855wlr
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    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!

    #62940

    Sandra
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    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.

    #62932

    Allan
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    Hi all,,

    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).

    Cheers

    Allan

    ps. perhaps I should bite the new reed bullet – from memory, you often specify a 12dpi reed in your projects.

    #62930

    fudsy1
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    Hi Sue,

    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 weaving

    #62896

    Susan Jaken
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    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.

    #62861

    Sandra
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    Not to worry, lovemaking!  Our handy/dandy JST Helpline is there to answer your question.  Check out Forgot my Lashing Cords

    #62849

    lovemk
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    arrgg!!  Just finished threading the heddles for my denting sample and realize I did not lash the apron rods together.  They are tied just at the ends to hold them together but not across the length of the rods…..do I need to care about this or just carry on?  Thanks.

    #62826

    Betty.allen
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    The warp was Jaggerspyn/Zephyr that I had left over from a project in the past. I only had enough for a 6” warp in reed, but it was about 86” long.  Since I didn’t have anymore of that yarn I found some bamboo that was a similar size and used it for the weft. I think it’s really a fun project. It is light as a feather. I weight it yesterday and it weighed .9 oz😳

    #62815

    fudsy1
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    I really love the color choice, was the weft cotton or silk?  looks silk…   I finished my small samples and want to move onto a scarf today

    #62724

    Betty.allen
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    A wee bit of a scarf but so fun  .  The last photo is before fulling.  It was only 6” in reed and 4” fulled  .  But I love it and wore it to church this morning😊. C66F4F34-2690-4801-AE76-E6BCE1CBDC7E0F26F381-666B-4989-BD92-E458D7D43ADFFC5E3D9A-5F01-45A1-ABC6-5655EAEB5AB8

    #62719

    Sheila
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    Hi! For the “squish and kiss” scarf how fine a yarn is recommended and can you suggest ppi for the squish and ppi for the kiss?  Would there possibly be a ratio of 2:1 or…? I have some 2/14 alpaca/silk. Would that be fine enough? Thank you!

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