Thoughts on 2.1.4 – Re-sleying without rebeaming

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    • #157026
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 2.1.4 – Re-sleying without rebeaming.

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      • #157027
        Patricia
        Participant

          Brilliant start to the 2018 episodes.
          So much more to think about.
          Eager to get sampling now I know I can re sleigh the reed alone.
          Thanks for all the work involved.
          Patricia

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        • #157028
          Susan Henry
          Participant

            I am so struck in this episode with how quiet your loom is! I have a 48″ Macomber with metal heddles and heavy crank mechanisms. I love the loom, passed to me from my mother, but it does feel rather noisy and industrial while weaving. On your loom, the Texsolv heddles and various mechanisms for turning the beams forward, etc. all seem so peaceful and calming! Just interesting….

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          • #157029
            Sandra
            Participant

              So, what I’m getting from this episode is that in order to successfully have a dramatic change in width from the warp beam to the front beam (wider rather than narrower), texsolve heddles are key. I can’t imagine not having broken warp threads with the metal heddles on either of my looms.

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              • #157047
                Corey
                Participant

                  You are correct. I waited until the end of the warp to do this, maybe 1 1/2 yards left. I was able to spread the tie-ons a bit and that helped.

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              • #157030
                Rose
                Participant

                  Still having same problem. Screen goes black four to eight minutes into the video and I’ve tried them all!
                  Rose

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                  • #157033
                    Ginette
                    Keymaster

                      Hi Rose,
                      Have you check the Forum topic ‘Online Guild Episodes – video playback’ ? Alastair posted some tips on viewing the episodes. Let us know if you’re still having issues.
                      Ginette

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                      • #157038
                        Liz
                        Participant

                          It could be your screen saver. It might be programmed to turn off the screen if there is no keyboard activity for x-number of minutes. Try increasing it to 30 minutes or an hour.

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                    • #157031
                      Colynn
                      Participant

                        Sooo… I am just wondering do I need to buy texsolve heddles for my floor looms or can this widening of the warp be done on metal heddles without driving one over the deep end with broken threads!! (lol) Have you done this on metal heddles Jane?

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                        • #157034
                          Jane
                          Keymaster

                            Hi There,
                            I just did it with a repp warp going from 8″ wide to 24″ wide on my fanny 🙂 All I did was fan the heddles out at the sides of the warp once I resleyed it.
                            I wove 3 yards off that warp before I came to the end. Not one broken thread 🙂

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                            • #157042
                              Ellen Black
                              Participant

                                That is good to know, will fan the heddles out. Thanks

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                          • #157032
                            Ginette
                            Keymaster
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                            • #157035
                              Colynn
                              Participant

                                Fabulous! I will work with what I have then. So excited to start!!

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                              • #157036
                                Nancy Sandstrom
                                Participant

                                  Over the last week I resleyed a silk warp from 20 epi to 18 – wanting to open it up more. It worked beautifully. The weft is merino wool. Just took first piece off and it still feels a bit beefier than I want. So going to go to 15 epi next. Love that this concept is something I found myself doing on my own. Kept looking at the warp angles waiting for ends to start breaking and it hasn’t happened! This is all on my Baby Wolf with metal heddles. I feel as if a new part of the weaving world is opening up for me.

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                                  • #157037
                                    Sandra
                                    Keymaster

                                      How much fun and satisfaction is that? Photos please when it’s finished 😉

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                                  • #157039
                                    debzx1
                                    Participant

                                      Hi …So ..I don’t quite get it? Do I completely cut the warp and then re:sley at a wider width?
                                      e.g. i currently have a warp on at 20epi and its 12″ wide in the reed. In order to widen it to 14″ or 16″ how many epi do I sley in the reed..or does it stay the same?
                                      Thanks.
                                      Debbie Carnegie

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                                      • #157040
                                        Ginette
                                        Keymaster

                                          Hi Debbie, yes cut the warp, leave a good length as if you were tying on for the first time, then resley the Reed. To widen your warp, you’ll be changing your sett from 20 EPI to a more open one. Look on the Reed Substitution Chart to the sett you want and the Reed you have and resley according to the chart.

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                                      • #157041

                                        Working on a double weave 8/2 cotton warp with 8/2 cotton weft sleyed 36 epi (18 epi per layer). Re-threaded a overshot pattern (now really weaving a complementary PW) but couldn’t get it square, so I resleyed it to 40 epi and tried 16/2 cotton for weft. Better but not what I wanted and I was frustrated so I resleyed at 8 epi and used cotton boucle for warp. Got my pattern square and my confidence back so I replayed at 40 epi and used 8/2 cotton as weft and it work. All this on a Leclerc Nilus 4 shaft with inserted eye wire heddles. No broken threads.

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                                      • #157043
                                        jackdogcompton
                                        Participant

                                          I heard Jane say we should download the pdf on “architecture” but I don’t see it listed anywhere. Does it have a different title? Where can I find the pdf? Thanks!

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                                          • #157044
                                            Ginette
                                            Keymaster

                                              Hi there, the pdf on architecture is the one that you can download when you’re viewing episode 2.1.1.
                                              You can also find it on the PDF for all lessons Page as ‘Colour & Design Principles – Using Plain Weave as our Canvas’.

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                                          • #157045
                                            gmbturtleman
                                            Participant

                                              I am still confused how to resley. I am assuming I leave the yarn in the heddles and replace the reed but how do I keep the yarn in order?

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                                              • #157046
                                                Sandra
                                                Keymaster

                                                  The heddles are keeping everything in order! Just resley the same way you did the first time, starting at the right (or left – if you are left-handed) and follow the order of your threaded heddles.

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                                              • #157048
                                                yezemin
                                                Participant

                                                  Wow, this lesson got me completely by surprise, but the other way around.

                                                  I was like: Why should I think this is not possible?

                                                  Then it hit me. As I am also a spinner I looked at other cultures from the beginning and so I knew that there are very simple ways to weave beautiful cloth.

                                                  I was more like: Oh, my warp should be put in the raddle in exactly the same width as it will be in the reed? If you say so, I will try that (and honestly didn’t notice a difference to just beaming the warp spread out without taking time to measure the exact width.

                                                  AND I never wanted metal heddles because of the noise they made. The only point where I ever had abrasion is on the edges if I have too much draw in and there it is the reed that causes the problem.

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                                                  • #157049
                                                    Sandra
                                                    Keymaster

                                                      Aren’t “eureka” moments wonderful!

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                                                  • #161609
                                                    marion.drakos
                                                    Participant

                                                      I did just fine with metal heddles on my Fanny loom – opened up from 18 EPI to 12 and wove three more towels with boucle

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                                                    • #163639
                                                      Daryl
                                                      Participant

                                                        Just wondering. What if you reverse and re-sley narrower? Have you tried that? Same issues?

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                                                      • #164904
                                                        Jane
                                                        Participant

                                                          Weaving on a Fanny with wire heddles—what does “fan the heddles” mean?

                                                          Is it a good idea to switch to Texsolv heddles on the Fanny—any reason not to?

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                                                          • #164910
                                                            Sandra
                                                            Keymaster

                                                              When you resley your reed, it’s good to “fan the heddles” to spread them out a bit to go straight through your reed.  This prevents abrasion on your warp as it adjusts to its new width in the reed.

                                                              On the question about changing to Texsolv heddles – I’d send an email off to Leclerc Looms (nfo@leclerclooms.com) and ask them.  They would be better able to advise you.

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                                                          • #175621
                                                            Patricia
                                                            Participant

                                                              I really miss how you did the reslying work, watching you weaving is nice but nothing new.

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                                                              • #175629
                                                                Sandra
                                                                Keymaster

                                                                  Can you explain a wee bit more what you mean by “I really miss how you did the re-sleying work”, Patricia?

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                                                              • #181266
                                                                Trish
                                                                Participant

                                                                  May I ask where the project is for the warp on this loom?  Is this the Season 2 sample 3?  I have a number of cones and would like to make the warps.  Is there any chance there is a pdfs with all the projects together….I know that’s unlikely but thought I’d ask 🙂  thanks

                                                                   

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                                                                • #181280
                                                                  Jane
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    Season three, episode 8–all details are in the info about the project.

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                                                                  • #185643
                                                                    Kathleen
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      Awesome episode!  I’m late to the party, just got my David loom 2 weeks ago and joined up.  Can’t wait to start weaving along!

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                                                                    • #189933
                                                                      Hugh Malleson
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        This opens u so many possibilities! Can you beam the cloth at a ‘mid width’? Say you’re sampling between 12″ and 24″ for example, would it be possible to beam the warp at 18″? I just wonder if this would reduce the complications of variable tension for us beginners

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                                                                        • #189961
                                                                          Sandra
                                                                          Keymaster

                                                                            Why don’t you try it Hugh, see if it works for you, and report back!

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