Sett for 8/8 cotton placemats

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      Kimberley Daniel
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        I was recently inspired to buy some of your 8/8 cotton (on sale!) to make the placemats  mentioned in the description (“Using Twill, sett at 12 epi and 12 ppi with 8/2 cotton as your warp and 8/8 cotton as your weft, you can weave practical, beautiful placemats that will be fun to create in this full rainbow of colours.”)

        My question is this: in the description, copied above, it’s recommended to use 8/2 cotton for the warp, but in Jane’s Master Sett Chart, it’s recommended to use 8/4 cotton. I have both and am wondering which I should use? I assume the 8/4 will give me a firmer placemat? Will I even see the warp yarns given that the 8/8 cotton is so much heavier?

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        Sandra
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          What I would do would probably use the 8/4 cotton as your warp, and use your 8/8 as your weft.  You will have a weft predominant cloth, but you will see your weft.  You will have nice firm placemats and I’ll bet they will be fun to weave 😉 Your placemats will firm up after they have been washed and dried in the dryer.  I would ask Jane, but she is away from the studio on a well-deserved break.  If you are not planning to wind your warp for a week or so, I can double-check with Jane when she gets back.  Let me know.

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        • #184345
          Kimberley Daniel
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            Thanks. I have more colors in 8/2 cotton but I agree, I think I’ll try the 8/4 first. It would be good though to have the sett chart and the products page to be consistent. Thanks for your quick reply! I am so glad I found Jane Stafford Textiles – what a wealth of knowledge and experience!

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            • #184349
              Sandra
              Keymaster

                The sett depends of what you want to weave and the hand you want it to have for that particular purpose.  As Jane so often says – “not right, not wrong – just different” as well as “sample, sample, sample”! You could double up in winding the warp, but I would thread them and weave them side by side, like you would in Basket Weave.  I would want to control each thread while weaving.  That way you could even mix your colours of 8/2 if you wanted to 😉

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            • #184346
              Kimberley Daniel
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                If I want to use the 8/2 cotton for warp, can I use it doubled up? Would that be the equivalent of 8/4? I have so many more choices of color in the 8/2 …

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