Tell us what you think about Season 1: Episode 9: Weaving a Mohair Blankie

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    • #34136
      Jane
      Keymaster

        Hi Kids

        Hope you enjoyed this episode.  Working with mohair is easier than you might think 🙂

         

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      • #34138
        Darlene Ochotta
        Participant

          I want to make one!!! But my Spring loom is only 36″ wide 🙁

          I imagine double weaving mohair is actually impossible.

          There are many little tips in here that I think would make handling any hairy or sticky yarns much easier.

           

          Yay Jane!

          -Darlene O

           

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          • #34139
            Jane
            Keymaster

              36″ would still make a big lovely wrap 🙂

              I do know someone who made a double width mohair blankie on a Spring loom.  She said it wasn’t too bad, but I haven’t tried it myself.

              I would try it with a scarf first just to see how your sheds worked….again starting with a small project, or try a wee sample.    That counter-marche shed on the Spring loom opens remarkably well.

               

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          • #34141
            Gabriele
            Participant

              I just looked the first part of the episode with wide big eyes, so fanatstic to see how this fuzzy warp do what Jane say  ((-:

              And I had one question can I make a skeleton tie up on a spring loom cause it is a parallel counternarche loom

              must I left out the  second harness which shoul gp up?

              Thanks for helping me thinking

               

              by the way like the saying menopause brain (-:

               

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              • #34149
                Jane
                Keymaster

                  Hi Gabrielle,

                  Glad you liked the episode.  Yes you can do a skeleton tie-up on a Spring Loom.  Here is a link to a little article from my HelpLine

                  https://janestaffordtextiles.com/faq/skeleton-tie-ups-on-a-countermarche-loom/

                  Hope this helps.

                  Cheers,

                  Jane

                   

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                  • #37255
                    Sheryl
                    Participant

                      Hi from chilly Fort St. John.

                      My daughter gave me a few skeins of silk mohair blend 40%silk, 60% mohair, each ball is 52 grams, not sure how much yardage.  I have been looking at it for well over a year wondering how to handle all the fluff so thank you.  Now I doubt these two small balls would make a scarf but what could I use for a warp so I can make something with this beautiful present?  One is purple, the other is orange.  My brain is saying oh those won’t go together, my 12 year old granddaughter who is a spinner/weaver says Oh Grandma I think it will look AMAZING!  Back to the drawing board.

                      I also have some less fuzzy 49% Linen/35% Kid Mohair 16% nylon that i bought from a clearing sale, might have to try something with that too.

                      Happy New Year Jane, I really enjoy your guild and look forward to the New Year with you. 🙂  I did buy myself a Christmas gift, Handy dandy Irwin Quck grips!

                      Sheryl

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                      • #37277
                        Jane
                        Keymaster

                          Hi SHeryl,

                          How about a fine merino or Zephyr for warp opened up so it can all full beautifully.  Purple and Orange will be beautiful, trust your granddaughter 🙂

                          If you have any of those yarns trying wrapping your ruler…but remember it has to be open so it can stay soft after the fulling.

                          Happy New Year.

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                  • #34150
                    Wendy Knudson
                    Participant

                      I’m intrigued! I will definitely try a scarf in mohair. You make it look so easy, as usual. I think there’s a small mistake in the PDF though. The scarf warp length should be 2.5 yards long, not 25 yards long. 🙂

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                      • #34159
                        Jane
                        Keymaster

                          Ha ha,,,,I’ll get that fixed tomorrow.  Always some little thing.

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                      • #34155
                        Lynn Hicks
                        Participant

                          Do mohair blankies continue to shed over their lives?

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                          • #34156
                            Jane
                            Keymaster

                              Not if you full them properly which we do next episode 🙂

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                          • #34165
                            Inga
                            Participant

                              What a fantastic episode!!  Mohair is beautiful but I had no idea how to tame it.  Thank you Jane!

                              For making shetland /mohair blanket, there is no set for plain weave, only for twill. Is it better to do it in twill?

                              Regarding width – Have you tried making large blanket by seaming two panels?  I think fulling and brushing should hide the seam. Please, advise. Thanks.

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                              • #34171
                                Jane
                                Keymaster

                                  Hi Inga,

                                  I would sett it at 8 for pw…..it will be beautiful and more like a throw…the shetland/mohair  at 12 in twill really has the feel of a blankie proper 🙂 and shetland/mohair at 10 is somewhere in between.  They are all beautiful, just different.

                                  I have never tried to piece a mohair blankie….I have done overshot and  twill panels  with success.   Make the join a zinger on purpose.  I think I would full both panels first and then purposely make the join a design element, maybe in a contrasting colour.

                                  BUT, having said all of that, I would make a little sample first…..I always try things in the miniature before I throw all kinds of energy into a big thing.  Saves so much energy.

                                   

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                                  • #34215
                                    Inga
                                    Participant

                                      Thank you Jane. I guess I can put on that 25 yards scarf 🙂 and start sampling. Make my Fanny happy.

                                      Another question – is the set for mohair boucle (the same yardage pp) the same?  Any advise on mixing brushed and boucle? The more I rummage through my stash, the more questions I have. I don’t mind sampling but it is good to have some starting point with those fuzzy and curly delights.

                                      I watched Laura Fry’s video, and she does a mohair boucle scarf at 6 wpi, and it is quite open weave, but then it loses some 25% in width after fulling.  I don’t mind scarf, but for blanket it would be upsetting. Isn’t it better to do a tighter weave?  No experience here, just theorizing.

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                                      • #34229
                                        Jane
                                        Keymaster

                                          Hi Inga,

                                          THose 25 yard scarves come in really handy.  If you ever need to fly through the trees, just unwrap that scarf and presto …your Tarzan or Jane!  Be Jane….it’s more fun 🙂

                                          I do combine boucle and brushed mohair all the time.  I love a brushed mohair warp with the boucle in the weft.  I still sett it all the same 6 EPI with 6-7 PPI.

                                          Next episode we full those pieces and a bunch of other fabric and you will see why we need to weave them open, so they can full evenly and still be soft and drapey and completely stable.  I can honestly say that I never lose more than 10-12%. Ever.  You certainly don’t need to loose 25%.  We brush them while they are damp and you get a great deal of your width back at that time.  We never brush when they are dry.

                                           

                                          Hope this helps…..go bust that stash 🙂

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                                          • #34258
                                            Inga
                                            Participant

                                              Great! That is reassuring. I really want the lightness of a blankie.  Always dreamed of having one of Irish mohair blankets. Used to go to Irish store in Toronto and just admired them – o, so yummy and so pricey!  Store closed many years ago. This summer I was in Dublin airport for a few hours, and almost bought one.  Realized that I can weave one now. So, I was waiting for your episode on mohair.  I think I’ll start with a shawl. Fanny already has a warp to tie on (abandoned project) and is permanently tied for two feet stomping.  Now, the only decision is what to combine with 800 meters of hot fuchsia mohair.

                                              Thanks so much for all your help Jane.  You are a fantastic teacher.

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                                    • #34223
                                      Lori
                                      Participant

                                        Hi Jane,

                                        This episode was fantastic!!!  I’ve wanted to do a mohair blankie ever since I first saw one of yours… Now I can!  You make everything so easy!  Love it!

                                        Question though – I’m trying to order the mohair sample card on the website and it wants to charge me $17 or $20 for shipping to 99006, USA.  This can’t be right, can it?  Please advise!  🙂

                                        Lori

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                                        • #34224
                                          Lori
                                          Participant

                                            Never mind about my question re postage for a sample card.  Amazing Jane already emailed me!  🙂

                                            Lori

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                                        • #34235
                                          Susan Hoddinott
                                          Participant

                                            Great episode.  I am starting small as you suggested with the scarf.  Hurdle will be to see how my nose tolerates all the mohair fuzz.  🙂  However I will persevere even if I have to wear a mask for warping steps.

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                                          • #34249
                                            Ruth Hendren
                                            Participant

                                              Another great episode!!  thank you, Jane

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                                            • #34475
                                              Diane
                                              Participant

                                                I loved it. I have learned so much this year. Thank you

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                                              • #34680
                                                Ruth Johnson
                                                Participant

                                                  Just to start with a huge thank you for this incredible guild. I am a “returning after a 30 year break”  weaver and I have learned so much from all the episodes! Episode 9 is so intriguing and I am looking forward to working with mohair.  I am somewhat limited when it comes to blankets in that my leclerc loom is only 36” wide. That said I just finished a harrisville shetland blanket woven double width which was a great leap for me but it worked out very nicely. Obviously a mohair warp for double width would be a total disaster but do you think a shetland warp and mohair weft woven double width would be worth attempting?  Again thanks for the excellent instruction!

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                                                  • #34983
                                                    Jane
                                                    Keymaster

                                                      Sorry Ruth, I didn’t see this until now.  You could absolutely use Shetland for the warp double width with mohair for the weft.

                                                      A 36″ big roomy shawl is pretty darned nice though too 🙂

                                                       

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                                                  • #36589
                                                    Bethany
                                                    Participant

                                                      Hi Jane…

                                                       

                                                      Bethany Garner here from Kingston, Ontario and I am so excited but all of the amazing tips and shared advice you have passed along to each of us during this outstanding Series! While I am sad that I won’t have the chance to have ‘face time’ with you, each time I pull up a video, I feel like I am right in the room with you. Your down to earth and very focused teaching style is what I think makes learning from you so valuable. I never fail to get the answer I was looking for, and as a fairly new weaver after 35 or so year as a quilter and now art quilt designer, I know that “original” is still in my genes… so I will be playing around with my own designs as I grow as a weaver – and with you as a guide for all of the most important skills and techniques… this will be a great and fun-filled journey!

                                                      Really looking forward to 2018 and all of the design fun . AND our Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners Guild has just purchased our first two NEW looms (we have had as many as 13 ‘vintage’ mainly Leclerc in studio) and we are excited to welcome DAVID and WOLF PUP after our Pres and Past Pres studied with YOU this year! Loving having the chance to try all of the great projects you suggest on both! So many thanks for all you do for each of us!

                                                      Bethany Garner
                                                      Professor, Textile Design
                                                      St. Lawrence College
                                                      Kingston, ON Canada
                                                      garner@kingston.net

                                                       

                                                       

                                                       

                                                       

                                                       

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                                                    • #37322
                                                      Maggie
                                                      Participant

                                                        Fantastic! I don’t know when I will be able to get round to working with mohair. Too many ideas, not enough time in the day!

                                                        It took me back to my rigid heddle days. I tried to weave a mohair scarf but I wove it with far too close a sett and that resulted in a very hard and stiff fabric with no drape whatsoever!! I realised what I had done but unravelling mohair is not a task I relish.

                                                        I always wondered how such a yarn/fibre would work on my David 2 and now, having watched your videos, I won’t be scared to get on with it. My heart sank when you said it would have to be warped front to back but your explanation is so good and I can see how this yarn wouldn’t work with lease sticks. As previous posters have said, the David is 36″ wide so, after first trying a scarf, I will think about how I will weave a blanket. For me the best way would be to weave two lengths at 22,5″ or so wide and sew them together. I think the join would show minimally once the blanket has been fulled and brushed.

                                                        I have posted before enquiring about subtitles and, from your reply, I can see why this would be prohibitively expensive. However, you rarely face away from the camera now and I am finding I miss very little, if anything at all.

                                                        I am looking forward to 2018’s topics.

                                                        Happy New year to Everyone!

                                                        Maggie

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                                                      • #37570
                                                        Maggie
                                                        Participant

                                                          Hi, Me again!!

                                                          I am looking to buy a new reed so that I can weave the mohair blanket. All I can get here is in metric and the smallest work out at approximately 5dpi and 7.5dpi. I am thinking that 7.5 will make the fabric too close but would 5dpi be too open?

                                                          Maggie

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                                                          • #37603
                                                            Jane
                                                            Keymaster

                                                              Where are you?    I would probably get the 5 as it is closest.  You will have to weave it at 7 PPI.

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                                                          • #37718
                                                            Fran
                                                            Participant

                                                              Total disaster trying to weave a scarf!  I have a big basket of mohair from over the years, but warped with Pingouin 70/30.

                                                              solid fuzz in the riddle and the heddles….I cleared and advanced by the inch.

                                                              when the bobbin became a solid mass,  is when I cut the whole thing off.

                                                              i still have a big basket of mohair!

                                                               

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                                                              • #37867
                                                                Jane
                                                                Keymaster

                                                                  Hi Fran,

                                                                  Did you use a 6 dent reed like I do in the video?  Did you use a skeletal tie-up and the throw/beat/change (1 at a time) your treadles/beater back /. sequence that I use in the video?

                                                                  My heddles have fuzz all over them too but I don’t worry about it.  I do not know the yarn you use.

                                                                  The yarn that I have been using since in 1982 is 78% Mohair/ 13 % Wool/ 9 % Nylon core.

                                                                  The bobbins have to be wound the way I demonstrate…they have to be tight and you have to stay away from the edges and you have to hold all the fuzz down.

                                                                  It is the pickiest weaving I can think of without the techniques I describe above.  Take one part out and it is very frustrating but if you use all the above you will marvel at how easy it can be.

                                                                  Hope this helps and hopefully you’ll try again.

                                                                   

                                                                   

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                                                              • #38641
                                                                Korina
                                                                Participant

                                                                  I will need to buy a new raddle to do the mohair blanket.  However, I was going through my stash and I have an alarming black hole of Kidsilk Haze.  I also have a cone of 100% mohair that is 3/21 NM, and I have about 900 grams of that.  I’ve not done the math yet to compare, but i know that both are much finer than the mohair you use here.  I’m wondering if I did double strands if it would work??  I don’t really want a lighter blanket which is what I would get if I don’t double strand it.

                                                                  I would really like to do magenta, orange and either purple or red so will need to order separate amounts anyway.  I just pulled a 22 yard warp off my loom and am rather peeved that I don’t have a warp to put on tomorrow!  I hate naked looms!  Thanks for the videos, I look forward to them every month!!

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                                                                  • #38685
                                                                    Jane
                                                                    Keymaster

                                                                      Hi Korina,

                                                                      I’m pretty sure you meant to say reed for your loom, not a new raddle 🙂  But I want to make sure you don’t intend to put it through a raddle ….just checking!

                                                                      I have doubled up kid mohair many times.  If you don’t you have to increase your epi’s and that was a headache.  This 6 epi seems to be the sweet spot for sticky mohair.

                                                                      Hope this helps,

                                                                      Jane

                                                                       

                                                                       

                                                                       

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                                                                      • #38700
                                                                        Korina
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Haaa..yes, I meant reed.  Serves me right for staying up so late!  Thanks, super excited to try mohair 🙂

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                                                                    • #38859
                                                                      Ellen
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Hello Jane,

                                                                        Loved this episode and intend to make a shawl. If that works out many blankets will be made. But right now I do not have a loom big enough and will buy one this spring. I would love to get the larger Spring but would that be too small for a blanket? Do you make blankets on your Spring?

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                                                                        • #38928
                                                                          Ginette
                                                                          Keymaster

                                                                            Hi Ellen, I was thinking about your question.  On the Spring loom, it would still make a lovely and snuggly blanket or throw, it would be just 2 inches less in the width. The Spring loom is my next dream loom!

                                                                            Ginette

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                                                                            • #39003
                                                                              Ellen
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                Thank you for your reply, Ginette:) I think a Spring is next but I have a couple of months to ponder.

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                                                                          • #39452
                                                                            Sue
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              I purposely missed out on the mohair blankie but loved making Grant’s Shetland. It’s off the loom and awaiting finishing because I couldn’t wait to try the mohair scarf.

                                                                              I was delighted by how Jane’s warping instructions allowed things to go so smoothly.  I chose to warp up a Louet Kombo 16 but thought I might regret the small size. However, the shed was brilliant so very little fluff catching and it was finished with a wash and brush up in a couple of days.  Was really pleased with it.  Thanks Jane. I might give the blanket a try when finances have recovered from Christmas but by the look of things I might be too involved in the new year plans to be able to look backwards!

                                                                              One question: can you give me an idea of how wide we might be going with the samples this year so I can, hopefully, choose a suitable loom at our workshop.  I have a 27″ ‘Jane’ at home.

                                                                              Thanks for such an exciting,  challenging and interesting start to the year.

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                                                                            • #39475
                                                                              Sandra
                                                                              Keymaster

                                                                                Hi Sue – our first sample is 280 ends at 18 epi which takes it to 15.5 inches wide in the reed. If you open it all the way up to the samples Jane was showing us at 12 epi, that would be 23 1/3 inches wide in your reed.  Does this help?  I don’t know yet, how many ends there are in the different samples but I doubt they will vary that much.

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                                                                              • #39534
                                                                                Venke
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  I wove a mohair scarf, fulled it , brushed it and Layed it to dry.  But i don’t think it’s fulled enough.  When I brushed the scarf I see that in some places I’ve moved the weft….so it doesn’t seem to be set enough.     My question is, can I try to “re-full” it and brush it again?

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                                                                                • #39535
                                                                                  Venke
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    I am in 7th Heaven weaving along with Episode 9.   The instructions are invaluable….so reliable…..I am completely referring to the video and following along with confidence to weave a mohair scarf and blanket.    Beautifully instructed Jane!  Thank you.

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                                                                                  • #39592
                                                                                    grotzinger
                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                      Prep work and explanations regarding working with mohair have given me the courage and the desire to work with mohair. I noted in the video that the heddles are the open eye type, will mohair go through the steel slit heddles or the texsolv heddles without shredding toooo much of the fluff?

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                                                                                      • #39607
                                                                                        Ginette
                                                                                        Keymaster

                                                                                          Hi grotzinger,  I don’t think you’ll have a problem with your heddles.  You will get some mohair fluff on the heddles and in the reed, but not enough to impact your weaving or your final project.  I believe that the heddles on Jane’s fanny are not the open inserted eye heddles but the old wire ones.   You could try to weave a sample scarf first and see how that works.  Looking forward to seeing your mohair project!

                                                                                          Ginette

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                                                                                        • #39612
                                                                                          Lori
                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                            Hi!

                                                                                            I did the mohair blankie on my Louet Hollandia loom (blanket was 49″ in the reed) with Texsolv heddles, following Jane’s instructions every step of the way.  I had absolutely zero trouble anywhere in the entire process.

                                                                                            I did have a bit of fuzz buildup among the heddles while winding on the warp, so I stopped and pulled that out periodically. No trouble while weaving at all.  At the end, there was a bit of fuzz in the heddles, but not anywhere near what I expected to have.

                                                                                            I hope that helps,

                                                                                            Lori

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                                                                                            • #39643
                                                                                              Ginette
                                                                                              Keymaster

                                                                                                Hi Lori,

                                                                                                Would love to see your mohair blanket!  Do you have a picture you could share with us?

                                                                                                Ginette

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                                                                                                • #39644
                                                                                                  Lori
                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                    I do just happen to have pics!  LOL.  Here you go!  I love this thing!!  Finished size is 43 x 80 inches.

                                                                                                    MohairBlankie-done - Copy

                                                                                                    MohairBlankie-inprogress - Copy

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                                                                                                    • #39645
                                                                                                      Ginette
                                                                                                      Keymaster

                                                                                                        It’s gorgeous!  Love the colour you’ve chosen!

                                                                                                        Ginette

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                                                                                                        • #39647
                                                                                                          Lori
                                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                                            Thank you, Ginette!  I had the color in stash.  After drooling over the color card, I ended up deciding to use up what I had.

                                                                                                            Lori

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                                                                                                            • #39655
                                                                                                              Ginette
                                                                                                              Keymaster

                                                                                                                Nice way of using up your stash!

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                                                                                                  • #39809
                                                                                                    sharolene
                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                      This was a great episode and we watched the videos several times to mfake sure we weren’t missing anything. I was worried about the colors my grand daughter selected for her birthday blatnket, which were much too bright for my personal liking.  Turquoise, fuchsia and purple. Side the side, they looked like My Little Pony and colors a 7 year old would pick. I just knew it was going to be a miserable weave because I hated the colors. To my surprise, it was a delightful challenge. I used bought a 6 dent reed for it which really added to the expense but I think I’ll be making more in the future so it won’t be a waste.

                                                                                                      We have a 32 shaft LeClerc Weavebird loom which is the only loom I have that is 45”. We programmed the software to only lift specific shafts. It wasn’t exactly in the order Jane recommended but it worked out very well. I had many clean sheds.

                                                                                                      I will post a photo of it when I’m at a computer where I can resize it to a size this website can accept.

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      • #39814
                                                                                                        Sandra
                                                                                                        Keymaster

                                                                                                          I’m looking forward to seeing the photos of your granddaughters mohair blankie!  Well done 👏

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                                                                                                          • #39826
                                                                                                            Lori
                                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                                              Wow!!  This is GORGEOUS!!!

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                                                                                                        • #39818
                                                                                                          sharolene
                                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                                            I couldn’t figure out how to post a photo to a previous post. So here is a photo of my grand daughter’s blankie.

                                                                                                             

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                                                                                                            • #39820
                                                                                                              Wendy Knudson
                                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                                Beautiful!

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                                                                                                              • #39821
                                                                                                                Ginette
                                                                                                                Keymaster

                                                                                                                  Wow, it’s gorgeous, those colours really worked out!

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                                                                                                                • #39825
                                                                                                                  Sandra
                                                                                                                  Keymaster

                                                                                                                    Absolutely stunning and what a treasure you have created for your granddaughter.  Thank you for taking the time to share your results with us.

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                                  • #39860
                                                                                                                    Jane
                                                                                                                    Keymaster

                                                                                                                      Oh my, oh my, oh my.

                                                                                                                      It is fabulous.  Gigantic high five 🙂

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                                                                                                                    • #39861
                                                                                                                      Jane
                                                                                                                      Keymaster

                                                                                                                        Oh my, oh my, oh my.

                                                                                                                        It is fabulous.  Gigantic high five 🙂

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                                                                                                                      • #39863
                                                                                                                        Kathy
                                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                                          Wow, beautiful! Great colors!

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                                                                                                                      • #40150
                                                                                                                        Ghislaine
                                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                                          Here is my shetland/mohair blanket, I am very proud to show it. This blanket is for me and so is the scarf done with left over wool from the blanket.FullSizeRender.jpg1FullSizeRender.jpg2FullSizeRender.jpg3

                                                                                                                          I did not have any problems. Thank you Jane for your great help with your online episodes.

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                                                                                                                          • #40154
                                                                                                                            Ginette
                                                                                                                            Keymaster

                                                                                                                              It’s beautiful!

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                                                                                                                            • #40165
                                                                                                                              Jane
                                                                                                                              Keymaster

                                                                                                                                You mohair kids are making me so happy.  Fabulous job Ghislaine.  Spread the word…weaving with mohair is easy 🙂

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                                                                                                                              • #40170
                                                                                                                                Lori
                                                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                                                  Wow!  Just WOW!  Gorgeous blanket and scarf!!

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                                                                                                                              • #40151
                                                                                                                                Sandra
                                                                                                                                Keymaster

                                                                                                                                  Wow, Ghislaine!  Take a 🙇‍♀️, it’s beautiful and I really 💜 your colours and design.  👏👏👍

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                                                                                                                                • #40153
                                                                                                                                  Ellen
                                                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                                                    Beautiful!! Good Job:)

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                                                                                                                                    Ghislaine
                                                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                                                      Thanks a lot for your nice words.

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                                                                                                                                    • #40689
                                                                                                                                      Freda
                                                                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                                                                        Hi

                                                                                                                                        I have a 36 inch loom.  Would it be possible to do a plain double weave using mohair?  If I tied on to a dummy warp and lifted the harnesses independently as you described?  Or do you think I am asking for trouble?

                                                                                                                                        I enjoyed watching this video.  Very informative.

                                                                                                                                        Thanks

                                                                                                                                        Freda

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                         

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                                                                                                                                          Jane
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                                                                                                                                            Hi Freda,

                                                                                                                                            I have never had the guts to try it 🙂

                                                                                                                                            But…that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible.  There are so many things I haven’t tried.

                                                                                                                                            Why don’t you give it a whirl on a narrow warp say 10” wide.  You’ll know after that and if you do try, please let us know how it went 🙂

                                                                                                                                            Sorry I can’t be help.

                                                                                                                                            Cheers,

                                                                                                                                            jane

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                                                                                                                                          Jan Schumacher
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                                                                                                                                            Thank you Jane for introducing me to the dummy/pseudo warp.  Brilliant!  I will definitely put this technique to use with the yarns in my stash that are intended for blankets …. 4 of them.  Thanks again.

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                                                                                                                                            bellinca
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                                                                                                                                              Finally going back to season 1 mohair. Made 4 scarves and was able to keep it under control with your ideas on warping and bobbin winding.   Very fun. Light, soft, snuggly. CC8D5E35-625A-4246-9328-6430AB7473499363F127-95FF-407E-A980-790EE69F64FEDFA5A288-0561-4C39-8D0D-DF3492E66A53

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                                                                                                                                                Ginette
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                                                                                                                                                  So lovely! I like all the colour ways you did on each scarf!

                                                                                                                                                   

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                                                                                                                                                jfranzak
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                                                                                                                                                  I posted this in Ravelry but then remembered I could ask here. Could I use an 8 dent reed and set for 6? Will the yarn (JST mohair) get too abraded? So eager to weave but forgot I don’t have a 6 dent reed.

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                                                                                                                                                    Ginette
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                                                                                                                                                      Hi jfranzak,

                                                                                                                                                      I haven’t tried an 8 dent reed but I think it could work without loosing too much fuzz from the yarn. Are you weaving a scarf? Do you have a 5 dent reed?

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                                                                                                                                                    jfranzak
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                                                                                                                                                      I went ahead and bought a six dent reed.  Now that I am working with it, I am really glad as I made several denting errors and can’t imagine how many I would make if I had to do special counting.  😂

                                                                                                                                                       

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