Season 3: Episode 3 – Log Cabin

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  • #117290

    Sandra
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    Let me know how it goes!!  Have fun 🙂

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    dianeg537
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    • Weaving weeble

    Thanks Sandra. I will go ahead and put enough 8/2 cotton on the loom to weave a sample.

    #117196

    Sandra
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    Diane, I’d probably put a long enough warp to sample with the 20 epi and ppi with 8/2 cotton.  There is no rule that placemats need to be super heavy as they are there to protect and dress up the table.  You could also sample using doubled 8/2 but that might change the pattern in the Log Cabin, with the weft being thicker.  It won’t be wrong or right, just different!  Where have we heard that before 😉

    #117195

    dianeg537
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    I might have posted this question in the wrong place so I am reposting it here. I want to weave Jane’s Log Cabin from Season 3. She is using 8/4 cotton for both the warp and weft with a plain weave structure and a 12 dent reed. I only have 8/2 cotton and want my weave to be fairly firm to make placemats. Using the master sett chart and the reed substitution chart it seems my sett should be 20 for both the EPI and PPI. If I use a 12 dent reed and the reed substitution chart I would sley my reed 1-2-2. The other option would be to double my 8/2 cotton threads and use them as a single thread. Any suggestions?
    Thanks, Diane

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    Nina Kennedy
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    Leslie,

    I second Gale’s suggestion – just tie previous warp end to next one when changing colors. (at the top or bottom of the warping sequence of course), Also, I learned that if you are warping with more than one end (i.e. 2, 4 etc.) you can just tie the new color ends to the previous ends in one knot (I usually use overhand knot) and continue on. No need to tie each old one to each new one. And you can tie one knot even if you are switching to fewer or more ends  (for example -you can tie a bunch of 3 warp ends to a bunch of 4 warp ends in one knot). At least I have not had any problems doing this.

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    Gale
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    Hello Strong 61,

    Your placemats look terrific.

    To prevent having all those loops while changing colours during warping, don’t tie off the colour you are working with, instead, tie your next colour directly to the end of the colour you have just finished working with…. thus, no loops to deal with when transferring to the back beam rod.

    Hope this helps.

    Gale

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    strong61
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    Here is my second Log Cabin runner and 4 placemats.  Enjoyed changing colors, so much fun. From doing Log Cabin twice, I am still looking for a better way to transfer my warp onto the rod and lease sticks as there were so many tie on loops from changing colors on the warping mill.  After creating a chain, those loose tie on loops had to be placed on the rod one by one and of course they got mixed up which meant that I had to continuously remove a tie on to place it in the correct sequence.  Not sure how to improve here.  If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it.

    Leslie StrongIMG_0336

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    strong61
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    Log Cabin was challenging and fun to learn.  Great learning experience.  I got a warping mill which taught me to hang on to it with my knee when you take the warp off it or it flies off quickly as it turns. It was great to practice to jump the bump and dive the ditch.  It was not a good idea to put a floating selvedge – had to cut it off.  My two picks to start and finish my fringe would not stay tightly together, not sure why.  My table runner and 4 placemats turned out ok but I will do another set for practice.

    Leslie Strong  IMG_0328

    #75533

    Jane
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    Wow Sandra, those are amazing.  I wish I was with you 🙂

     

    #75499

    Sandra
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    And ……. this is for you, Jane!  2000 year old “Log Cabin” found at the Nanjing Museum today.  Unfortunately, no matter how sweetly I asked – they wouldn’t let me bring a bell home to you 😂

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    Sandra
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    Looks like you had a lot of fun, Maureen!

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    Maureen Janda
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    My log cabin project.

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    And a closeup of my favorite few inches.

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    kathleen ready
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    My log cabin project was fun and colourful. I also was not sure about warping the DL and I used a different colour for framing. I didn’t realize the framing thread is not an extra thread and so I had 5 threads extra, which I didn’t use. I just wasn’t doing the math right!

    ? If you are framing with a D thread, you do  need an extra D thread when warping using a D and L together.

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    Ginette
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    Hi Maureen,

    From Jane, if you have odd numbers of ends in your stripes then the pattern that occurs from D/L sequencing will be symmetrical.

    Ginette

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    Maureen Janda
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    I read on the  PDF instructions that we will learn:”The  importance of odd numbered end stripes”.

    I’m not sure what she means and am trying to find where it was mentioned.

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