Season 3: Episode 7: Double Width, Double Layers

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  • #89687

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Sue,

    Which of the drafts are you trying from page 3, the top draft or the bottom draft? Also, can you try and reverse the tie-up? Lift the harnesses that are not marked on the draft instead of the ones that are marked. For example, the top draft, for the first top layer (T), lift harnesses 2, 3, 4 instead of the 1 and do the same for the other tie-ups.

    Let us know if that works

    #89668

    Sue
    Participant

    Hi,

    I’m using a Jane table loom and leftover warp from the rep exercise which is threaded 4321. I didn’t hear Jane mention any different lift moves for a table loom but I wonder if there are as I didn’t hear any mention of anything for table looms in the videos. So far I find I cannot produce the tube. I have tried both ways she demonstrated. Jane’s videos made double weave crystal clear if there is treadling but how does it work without? I am very confused at the moment !

    #89393

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    Stunning, Jean!  Absolutely stunning 👏👏👏

    #89392

    Jean Revere
    Participant

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    #89391

    Jean Revere
    Participant

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    DONE!! I did a few samples and it turned out that 16 epi (8 for each layer) worked out fine. I was surprised because I have Harrisville Highland which is heavier than the shetland. Just fulled it and it is soft and has a wonderful drape

    #87989

    Susan Jaken
    Participant

    Can anyone explain how to weave with 2 shuttles for Dark on Top and Light on Bottom layer with the join on the left?  Is it just a matter of interlocking the 2 threads at top to bottom layer transition?  Or is it a matter of changing the tieup?

     

    #87176

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Freda,

    Your sample is gorgeous, love those colours together and they will make a fabulous shawl!  Sampling sure comes in handy when you plan a new project! For the fringe twisting, I actually twist before fulling and they come out just fine.

    #86038

    Freda
    Participant

    Hi

    I love double weave but I never really took the time to understand it.  Now I do!  Thank you.

    I have woven my sample now ready for my shawl.  (So glad I did!)  I used my counterbalanced Leclerc fanny and I was nervous I wouldn’t get a good shed and I did!!!!   Using the colours I have on hand as I am trying to use up my stash.  I lost my mind at one point and beat too heavily (in the middle) so my weft white stripes are too bright.  I managed ok with the fold.  I forgot to leave a dent and I did not use a slippery thread, so pulling out the thread was messy.  Will do this for the shawl.  I have heard you can thread 1,1, for the fold.  Will this work?  I did not splice but will for the shawl.  I have a front loading machine.  A bit of a pain.  I agitated for a total of 7 minutes but I think it needs more.  (I was afraid of over doing it).  Fabric is not super soft but ok.  Not sure how it should feel and look.  Can hardly wait to start weaving the shawl.  Will twisting fringe with Harrisville look ok?  First time I have used this yarn and I love it. Thanks so much!

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    #84149

    Ginette
    Keymaster

    Hi Jean,

    I would sample with it for sure. You could do the wraps first on a ruler and open it up a tad if you plan on fulling it like we do with the Harrisville Shetland. If you put on a 3 yard warp, 12-15″ wide, that will give you a few good samples to test with and you’ll be able to open up the sett or bring it in closer after you’ve fulled the first sample if it’s not the right sett. How great it is that you’ve been given quite a bit of it! Love those gifts 🙂

    #84108

    NANCY
    Participant

    I love this episode!  I too am wondering how do you figure out the sett for other fibers in double width?

    thank you!

    #84047

    Jean Revere
    Participant

    I was given a ton of Harrisville Highland wool which is heavier than Harrisvile Sheltland.  I would like to weave a double layer blanket.  What sett would you recommend? I wove a double width blanket from a kit that used a Big Burly yarn set at 6ep1 (3 per layer). Harrisville Highland is not that chunky.  Suggestions?

    Thank you

     

     

     

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    #84041

    totsie
    Participant

    Re: the thread that you pulled out and substituted for a slippery one: why don’t you just warp that thread into the mix? or why not just sley one thread instead of two for the fold?

    i’m enjoying all your videos. thanks so much!

    Totsie

    #84005

    Jacqueline
    Participant

    I am wondering how hemstitching would be done with the two layers. Is it possible to do them separately while on the loom? Perhaps when I get the loom warped this will become clear to me but at the moment it is holding me back until I can wrap my head around it! Thanks!

    #83690

    Sandra
    Keymaster

    Ever wished your loom was wider?  Double Width – Double Layers have arrived!

    Share your samples and ask your questions here.

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