Season 3: Episode 5 – Warp Faced

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    • #76197
      Sandra
      Keymaster

        Another adventure begins!  This month we’ll learn the basics of how to plan and weave Warp Faced fabric, and dip our toes into Repp Weave.

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      • #76277
        Ed Chapman
        Participant

          Wow. Jane did not let me down. I have looked at warp-faced weaving in Handwoven Magazine patterns for a few years and, well, never wanted to do it. Today I want to rip the warp I have on my loom off and do warp face, like immediately. I am thinking already about how I can use it to clear out some extra cones of yarn and I am sure I will lay in bed tonight thinking about color pairings for the alternating warp threads. Pretty sure my family will be getting placemats for the holiday season 2019……

          Thanks Jane!

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        • #79239
          Maureen Janda
          Participant

            This project uses so little of the peacock and pale limette, just in the warp as far as I can see. Why can’t I ply together two strands of 8/2 in those colors and use that in the warp to save some money???

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            • #79556
              Ginette
              Keymaster

                Hi Maureen,

                It’ll be fine to use 2/8 cotton doubled in the heddles. Do post a pic when it’s on the loom! By the way, great way to use up your stash!

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            • #80944
              Ian
              Participant

                P1010850I decided I wanted to make a bag after watching the Warp faced episode. I didn’t want it totally warp faced so some of the weft is showing

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                • #80960
                  Sandra
                  Keymaster

                    That is a beautiful and very functional looking bag, Ian!  You’ve done a great job of finishing it and your straps are perfect!  👏👏👏

                     

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                  • #80962
                    Ginette
                    Keymaster

                      Wow Ian, that is a great idea and love the bag!

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                    • #84243
                      Clare
                      Participant

                        That’s a great looking bag Ian!

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                    • #81049
                      Jacqueline
                      Participant

                        Fantastic tote bag! Thanks for sharing Ian. Now if only I could sew.

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                      • #82358
                        Maureen Janda
                        Participant

                          I want to make my project into placemats with a finished width of 15 inches. The guild sample directions show 7 1/2 inches for both the width in reed and the finished width.

                          How much shrinkage should I expect in this kind of weave? I usually make my warp about 10 percent wider than I want in the finished project, but I thought this type of weave might be less? What are guild members experiencing in their samples?

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                        • #82786
                          elmer.mary
                          Participant

                            Super bag Ian and what an appropriate way to utilise a warp faced fabric.

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                          • #82893
                            Carol
                            Participant

                              Inspiration card to expand on our sample- wish I could add the moon30D9E375-2539-4F56-B18E-BE5B06A7DD88

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                            • #83051
                              Jacqueline
                              Participant

                                That’s great Carol!

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                              • #83426
                                Maureen Janda
                                Participant

                                  Carol, I love your inspiration card and how you interpreted it in your weaving.  So beautiful.

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                                • #85053
                                  kathleen ready
                                  Participant

                                    I’m just starting my warp faced project. I’m making placemats and have 12 inches in width. I did go to 32 epi with an 8 dent reed it was easy to sley. If the weft shows a bit that will be okay for me.

                                    Just made the colour stripes thicker and the black and white sections with more thread. Not sure about shrinkage so will see when it’s washed.69C32E8A-CEC1-41FB-8508-8505FB4673CE

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