Thoughts on 10.8 – Bonus hemming

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    • #157183
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 10.8 – Bonus hemming.

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      • #157184
        Caroline
        Participant

          I really want to make the collapse weave scarf you talk about in 7.4. The silk 2/30 and the Zephyr. Are you going to give instructions for this one during session 2?

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        • #157185
          Ginette
          Keymaster

            Hi Caroline, the collapse weave scarf is one one the PDFs for this lesson. When you’re on the 10.1 episode, it will be the second pdf at the top left corner of the screen where the JST logo is. It’s a beautiful scarf!
            Ginette

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          • #157186
            Dorothy
            Participant

              I have this running once again as I hem … as usual, exactly what I needed

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            • #157187
              carol1855wlr
              Participant

                I’m a relatively new weaver and I use a 4 shaft table loom. You have helped me break bad habits early on before they’ve become ingrained in my muscle memory and for which I sincerely thank you! I couldn’t stop watching. In fact I think I watched the first year in 3 1/2 days! I learn by rewatching, so as I get to the next step, I’ll rewatch that episode. I found the PDF’s to be very helpful and are now in my notebook. Can’t wait to start watching the 2nd year; it’s like watching Downton Abbey, you just can’t stop!!! LOL Again, Thank You from the bottom of my heart!

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              • #157188
                Linda
                Participant

                  Hi Jane, Late to the party in watching these videos, but they are great. My way of hemming towels—weave 1.5 in. Of hem with 20/2 or sewing thread to keep the hem from being so much fatter than the towel — weave 4,5, picks of fusible thread between each towel. Eliminates the need for a sewing machine. When done weaving all towels, iron the fusible thread strips between each towel with cloth between your iron,throw them in the wash,dry, then iron and cut apart in the middle of the fused strip, turnunder thirds,iron, pin, sew by hand. Makes a lovely finish to each end of towels, I use mostly 8/2 for my towels and the Brassard cotton and cottolin is wonderful yarn. Thanks for doing these lessons, now I’m off to start on year 2.
                  Linda Gettmann, Bend, OR -_- ANWG President

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                  • #157189
                    Jane
                    Keymaster

                      Another great option 🙂
                      Thanks for posting.

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                  • #157190
                    Jennifer Tennant
                    Participant

                      Missed this watching this episode last fall while I was away and then forgot to go back to watch it as Christmas etc happened then of course then it was into this years episodes. Very helpful episode. Thanks.
                      Question though. Do you go over in any of your episodes washing of cotton tea towels once you have taken them off the loom (after sewing and cutting apart first), if so which episode would I find it in?
                      Thanks
                      Jennifer

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                      • #157191
                        Sandra
                        Keymaster

                          Hi Jennifer – that is a good question and you can do a search on the Online Guild Forum for wet finished cotton tea towels – there has been some discussion there. I do know that Jane doesn’t put hers in the dryer but hangs them to dry.

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                      • #157192
                        liz197355
                        Participant

                          Hi I do sew a wee bit. My suggestion here is that when you pin, do not use plastic head pins. This is a rather narrow spot and if you iron over that plastic head pin, it is going to melt all over your fabric! you will not like this look! Ask me how I know!

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                        • #157193
                          WoolMoon
                          Participant

                            Jane
                            Do you find that the hand stitched hems wear as well as machine stitched hems after multiple washings?

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                            • #157194
                              Sandra
                              Keymaster

                                I hand stitch all my hems, but only because I enjoy doing it (and because I can’t machine sew a straight seam on my old sewing machine). I have tea towels that have gone through the wash countless times and the seams are still holding! Use whatever method you enjoy.

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                            • #157196
                              andoclan5
                              Participant

                                Hello! I’m 2 years late to the guild, but my oh my! I never knew you were out there and I am soooo happy to have discovered you! I just Mara Rhône’s year one and will definitely be revisiting many episodes ongoing.

                                The last bonus episode was great. Jane has thought of everything and leaves no detail out! Thank you! I was so struck by the black and white twill-striped towel. Is there anyway at all a person could obtain a “recipe” for it? I loved the color shift in combination with the changing twill pattern. I NEED it! Haha!

                                My final dilemma is how to do all this in my 5th wheel RV! I live and work in MT and work in Northern California as well. When I’m there I live in my camper. I did bring an 18” 4 harness table top loom with me, but I can clearly see I might need to bring a bigger one. Now to find a way to make it all work! Lol!

                                I am so looking forward to this second year and then will endeavor to catch up with the class! I love it so much!

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                              • #157197
                                andoclan5
                                Participant

                                  That earlier comment is “marathoned”…. not, Mara Rhône…… what…? who….? Sheesh!

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                                • #157198
                                  fuzzbutt
                                  Participant

                                    Hello Jane,
                                    I am a new weaver and so far have only made cotton towels. They get finished but not nearly as prettily as yours. Thank you for this video which has cleared up the mess. Haha. I also have that same little old Bernina machine. Can you tell me what stitch length setting you use on yours?
                                    And if your friend, Sharon at the Victoria Weaver’s Guild is willing to share, I too would love the pattern for that black and white twill striped towel! It is stunning!
                                    Thank you!
                                    Carin

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                                  • #177418
                                    Anita Parkinson
                                    Participant

                                      I have just taken my Season 2 Sample 1 off the loom, so was reviewing finishing towels.  Do I wash them in cold water or warm water?  What about putting them in the dryer?

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                                      • #177431
                                        Sandra
                                        Keymaster

                                          I always wash my samples the way I would normally wash the fibre the sample is made out of.  I wash my cotton or cottolin towels in warm water and dry them in the drier.  However, Jane has room to hang them outside to dry and she does that.  If using wool or silk I would hand wash and hang to dry.  Hope this helps.

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                                      • #193341
                                        Trish
                                        Participant

                                          Thanks Jane  I relisten again – think I stopped it and maybe didn’t finish the lesson (even though it says I did 🙂 )

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