Season 3: Episode 3 – Log Cabin

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    • #68803
      Sandra
      Keymaster

        You’ll want to explore Log Cabin and how to incorporate it into your own graphic.  Jane and her excitement over the possibilities we created in our Colour and Weave gamp in Season 2 is so much fun to watch and learn from.  Share her excitement here!

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      • #68878
        Nina Kennedy
        Participant

          I am excited to start the log cabin exercise but I think there is something wrong with the pdf. When I went to print it there were problems – last page is numbered 6 but only 4 printed out. The 2 middle pages were peculiar – printed horizontally and overlayed with what seems like another page on each of them!

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        • #68890
          Sandra
          Keymaster

            Hi Nina, the team at JST is in the process of reformatting the document.  It should up in the next hour or so.

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          • #68895
            Sandra
            Keymaster

              OK, Nina – it’s up!  The JST team have worked their magic.

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            • #68901
              Nina Kennedy
              Participant

                Great – The pages printed out perfectly this time!

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              • #71987
                Maureen Janda
                Participant

                  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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                  • #72075
                    Ginette
                    Keymaster

                      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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                  • #72804
                    kathleen ready
                    Participant

                      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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                    • #75195
                      Maureen Janda
                      Participant

                        My log cabin project.

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                        And a closeup of my favorite few inches.

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                        • #75211
                          Sandra
                          Keymaster

                            Looks like you had a lot of fun, Maureen!

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                        • #75499
                          Sandra
                          Keymaster

                            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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                            • #75533
                              Jane
                              Keymaster

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

                                 

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                            • #80848
                              strong61
                              Participant

                                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

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                              • #82949
                                strong61
                                Participant

                                  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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                                  • #84229
                                    Gale
                                    Participant

                                      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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                                  • #84300
                                    Nina Kennedy
                                    Participant

                                      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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                                    • #117195
                                      dianeg537
                                      Participant

                                        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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                                        • #117196
                                          Sandra
                                          Keymaster

                                            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 😉

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                                            • #117288
                                              dianeg537
                                              Participant

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

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                                                • #117290
                                                  Sandra
                                                  Keymaster

                                                    Let me know how it goes!!  Have fun 🙂

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                                            • #131657
                                              Penny
                                              Participant

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                                                My log cabin project woven with Jaggerspun Zephyr yarn in Garnet and Ruby set at 16epi. My edges are a bit wonky, but it has a lovely drape and is so soft and squishy. A present for my sister if I can bear to part with it! As always, Jane’s videos and PDFs are so helpful!

                                                Penny

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                                                • #131717
                                                  Sandra
                                                  Keymaster

                                                    Beautiful, Penny!  You sister will love it AND you know you can easily weave one for yourself 😉

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