Season 3: Episode 6 – Simple Collapse Weave

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  • #94024

    Janet
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    Any tips for softening up the silk after the scarf is finished?  It’s really stiff.  I did rinse with a little vinegar, but that doesn’t seem to have helped.

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    sofsthun
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    Ginette
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    Hi Janet,

    I believe you can weave around 85-90″ per scarf but hopefully someone who’s woven it recently can give you some of their dimensions and suggestions. In the meantime you might want to have another peak Lesson 3.6.1 -designing collapse fabrics, 3.6.1, 26:35 – Jane talks about the shrinkage from on the loom to washed.

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    Janet
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    I’m using the kit yarn – can anyone give me an idea how much length you lose when you full it?  Trying to figure out how long to weave my first scarf.  Thanks!

    #91132

    Debra
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    My second scarf turned out so much better than the first. Tension on the warp seemed loose, but I kept on weaving. Fulled it for about 6 minutes and could have perhaps done a minute longer. But it’s absolutely soft and delicate. The (kit) color is wonderful. It’s hard to capture in a photo – but here’s an attempt. Debra

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    #88573

    sharikalb
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    I have an example of how too much fulling can ruin the scarf. I tried “throwing” the way I do when felting but it was too much.

     

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    #87424

    Sandra
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    You’ll be fine – keep us posted!

    #87423

    Janet
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    Many inches – not a foot.  I used a warping board – I’m used to some unevenness (an inch here and there max).  I have a feeling I stretched the wool when I was winding the warp and it tightened up when I took it off the warping board.  I’m going to carry on and see what happens.  As Jane says, “don’t worry.  Have fun”

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    Sandra
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    Did you wind it on a warping board or mill?  The silk shouldn’t stretch and your ends should be relatively even when you are ready to tie-on.  My tension isn’t always perfect in the warp itself, and sometimes I have some unevenness because I work to get an even tension winding on.  Hmmm ……..  how much difference are you talking about?  Inches or a foot?????

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    Janet
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    Just wound on my warp – I’m using the kit yarn.  I warp back to front and the wool threads are much shorter at the front of the loom than the silk – I guess because of the springiness.  I’ve decided not to worry about it – just tie it on and do the best I can to get even tension.  Anyone else have this experience (I’m determined not to call it a problem).  Love seeing what everyone has done!

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    Ginette
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    Hi Virginia,

    You could try ironing just the wool part and not the ruched sections. That’s what I’ve done with mine and it worked out. I just used the tip of the iron for those parts.

    #86381

    Virginia
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    In the”at the table” section of the Collapse Weave videos, you said you gave the sample a “light press”.  When I tried that on a sample, it creased all the ruching.  Now I’ve finished my scarf and not sure what to do.  Thanks for your help!

    #85962

    Jacqueline
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    Your scarves are lovely. The Tsumugi silk is really beautiful.

    #85831

    cfremming
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    Scarf #2 the weft is hand dyed Tsumugi Silk only.
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    cfremming
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    The first of 2 scarves. I used natural Merino/Silk and Tsumugi Silk.

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