Season 3: Episode 7: Double Width, Double Layers

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    Jean Revere
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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
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    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?

     

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    Ginette
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    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.

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    Freda
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    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!

    FredaIMG_2697

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    Ginette
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    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 🙂

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    NANCY
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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!

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    Sandra
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    • Weaving wonder

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

    Share your samples and ask your questions here.

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