Thoughts on 2.4.2 – At the Loom

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    • #156666
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 2.4.2 – At the Loom.

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      • #156667
        tbrickerbrac
        Participant

          I’m working on the online guild samples for season 2. I have an 8 dent and a 6 dent reed that are wide enough for the projects and a 12 dent that is a tad bit too narrow for the projects. For the asymmetrical sample I used my 8 dent reed to sley 18 epi but I really didnt like the track marks I got and my stripes in the warp came out slightly different widths depending on how the sleying fell on each stripe.

          Do you think I should use the 6 dent reed or purchase a wider 12 dent reed to sley the projects for 18 epi or will I still have weird sley marks in all my projects?

          PS: the tracking marks did not wash out 🙁

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          • #156708
            Emma Hamilton
            Participant

              I’m doing it with a 6 because that’s what I have, and it looks ok, I’m expecting it to even out once it’s off the loom and washed. if not, at least the sley marks are even!

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          • #156668
            Ellen Black
            Participant

              Hi Jane, I am using 8/4 cotton and making the sequences slightly smaller. Setting at 12 epi, what would be the ppi? Thank you.

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              • #156669
                Ginette
                Keymaster

                  Hi Ellen, to get a 50/50 balance when weaving the base sample, you’ll need to do 12 ppi with your 4/8 cotton.

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              • #156670
                Tara
                Participant

                  I LOVED watching this episode. I can hardly wait to figure out colours and get going on it. Watching the problem solving in action was most helpful too!

                  I have been considering adding the zinger colour to the outer borders as well, just to close off the squares on the margins. I wonder if that would show up against the contrast too much and make for a sloppy looking edge. Thinking through that also made me realise how easy it would be to widen the entire project with just another repeat in each square, and 2 more zinger threads (if wanted) in each border.

                  The possibilities on this one are endless. Thank you for such a wonderful episode.

                  Tara

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                • #156671
                  MaryAnn Kull
                  Participant

                    Winding this warp has been an exercise in frustration. Jane makes it look so easy and efficient. Unfortunately that has not been my experience. I think that for me it would have been quicker to not wind holding multiple threads. Now I’m dreading threading with such a mixed up warp.

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                    • #156675
                      Isabelle
                      Participant

                        Hi MaryAnn – Don’t give up on winding with multiple threads. You’ll get the hang of it. It will save you a lot of time in the end. I have had a few disasters myself but now I always multiple threads. What specific problem did you have? Isabelle

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                      • #156689
                        ynotkayak59
                        Participant

                          Why did I miss her winding warp? Where is this in the videos?

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                          • #156690
                            Sandra
                            Keymaster

                              Step back a bit and look at Season 1: Episode 1 – the whole episode is about winding your warp using both a warping board and a warping mill.

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                        • #156672
                          MaryAnn Kull
                          Participant

                            And now I realize I missed one whole section. Oh, well.

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                          • #156673
                            Isabelle
                            Participant

                              Jane – as I watched you advance the warp again and again throughout that 1 1/2 hour of weaving, I noticed that you never “feel” the warp to see if the warp tension is the same as it was before you advanced the warp. What is your secret? What do you look at? How did you maintain that consistent tension? Thanks! Isabelle

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                            • #156674
                              Isabelle
                              Participant

                                Another tension-related question: You do not ease the tension to measure for squareness: I got the sense that a square on the loom under tension will give you a square after the sample is washed and pressed. I guess you know that from experience? Is it loom-dependent? Thanks. Isabelle

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                                • #156676
                                  Ginette
                                  Keymaster

                                    Hi Isabelle, Jane goes through this in one of the upcoming episodes, watch for it in the Plaid sample!
                                    Ginette

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                                    • #156679
                                      juliettelanvers
                                      Participant

                                        Ginette, I am new here. I also find that very unsettling. I have always heard otherwise and generally try to weave a rectangle hoping for a square.

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                                        • #156680
                                          Ginette
                                          Keymaster

                                            Hi Juliette, welcome to JST online guild! The best way to do this would be for you to try both ways when you sample. That said, if the technique you’re doing works and you’re getting a square, I’d keep doing it. I found for my weaving, I measure (more eye it) to a square and it works for me. I don’t usually have my warp tension super tight though. Hope this helps 🙂

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                                    • #156677
                                      Ruth
                                      Participant

                                        I am not ready to warp this yet but I am wondering if I only have one cone of blue and one of white do I measure it out before hand to wind multiple lengths of it? I don’t see how this would be time saving. Thanks. Ruth

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                                        • #156678
                                          Sandra
                                          Keymaster

                                            Do whatever works for you, Ruth. However, having said that – it depends on how long a warp you plan to wind as to whether one cone of each will be enough for your sample, as well as to “play” afterwards.

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                                        • #156681
                                          rita.msmiller
                                          Participant

                                            July and I have started this gamp… love the challenge.

                                            I am finding that I am NOT grabbing my end thread on each side as I weave. Seems to be random and I don’t think I need a Selvedge thread? Wonder what is happening…I am only the beginning of this project ..? suggestions as I try to figure out what is happening… the threads are hanging out there on the ends, not getting captured as I weave … plain weave? not twill. I don’t see a missing sequence in my threading.

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                                            • #156682
                                              Sandra
                                              Keymaster

                                                Hi Rita! Are you “jumping the bump” and “diving the dip”? Maybe reviewing season 1, Episode 5.2 at the 3:21 mark in that video might help.

                                                If that doesn’t help – could you take a photo of what’s happening to you and post it in the Forum. Visuals usually help us understand.

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                                            • #156683
                                              Rose
                                              Participant

                                                Hi Jane,
                                                I am just starting to make my warp for this lesson. I am doing it in the colors you suggest because I actually had them! Warping with several threads has been frustrating getting tangle around each other is the major problem. One third done but I think I’ll just do the rest in two thread at one time, I find it easier to manage. Hopeing to get this on the loom before my back surgery next month. I want to thank you for the wonderful guild, I talk about you all the time and suggest to new and old weavers that they cannot go wrong by joining your guild. You are a wonderful teacher and inspiration!
                                                Rose

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                                              • #156684
                                                gabi-tomas
                                                Participant

                                                  I am about to put this warp on my loom, and a little bit of maths showed me that I cannot open the warp to 12 inches, as my maximum weaving width is only 24 in wide. The widest I can go is 15 inches. So I am wondering what to use for a weft, 5/2 cotton or bouclé which would be a bit bulky but I will find out. My question is has anybody woven a sample, not necessarily this one, at 15 ppi and what was your favorite weft?
                                                  P.S.: I ordered a David loom, but it could be months until I get it. I can hardly wait….

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                                                  • #156685
                                                    Jane
                                                    Keymaster

                                                      Hi There, I have woven this sample at 16 EPI and it was fabulous…just using the 8/2 cotton for weft at 16 EPI. If you want to try that and then drop your EPI down even further after you try 16 or 15 you could always just take a few ends off of each side. I’m always taking things out of the warp. 🙂

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                                                    • #156686
                                                      Sandra
                                                      Keymaster

                                                        Hi, Gabi. I’ve used bouclé and 8/4 cotton purchased from JST on this warp at 15 epi. I’ve also used it at 16 epi. I don’t know the weight of the bouclé you have access to. They can differ. Have you wrapped your ruler to see what might work with the yarns you have and the reeds you have? Now might be the time to rewatch Season 1: Episode 4.1 – Let’s Have a Little Chat About Sett. You might have to do a bit more experimentation because you have access to different yarns in Europe than we do in North America. I look forward to seeing what you decide. Congratulations on your new David!

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                                                    • #156687
                                                      Lynn Hicks
                                                      Participant

                                                        Hi! On the Sample #2 Colour & Weave Gamp, Page 2, under Colour sequence on page 2, the 7th line down says, “48 DDDD/LLLL – warping with two ends in your hand” Unclear on what this means – do I hold four darks together and four lights together? Or…?

                                                        I feel clear about “48 D/L warping with two ends in your hand”, “44 DD/LL with four ends in your hand”, and even “50 D/L/DD/L with five ends in your hand”, but the above has me stumped.

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                                                        • #156688
                                                          Jane
                                                          Keymaster

                                                            Hi Lynn, For the section with DDDD/LLLL you do not hold 1 dark and 1 light. In the episode I discuss how you can do this easily by starting with 2 D in your hand for just the first set, then you break off and work with 4 ends. You will have 2 dark and 2 light in your hand and then you warp the rest of the section that way and at the very end you will have 2 more light to finish the section. When you thread the heddles from the lease sticks you will be able to thread your first 2 dark and then take 2 dark from the next section on the lease sticks. That will leave 2 light on the lease sticks which you thread and then take two light from the next section finishing off your 4 light…etc. etc. etc. Watch the episode again on that gamp because I go over it on the black board.

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                                                        • #156691
                                                          wbcostume8
                                                          Participant

                                                            Jane – What system do you use to measure your weaving?
                                                            Thanks
                                                            Wendy

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                                                          • #156692
                                                            wbcostume8
                                                            Participant

                                                              …that is while you are weaving!
                                                              Wendy

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                                                            • #156693
                                                              Sandra
                                                              Keymaster

                                                                Are you asking what is used to measure the length of a shawl or a towel, for example? A lot of us pin a tape measure starting at the hemstitching or at the beginning of the towel. I use two straight pins about an inch apart to secure the tape measure. When the bottom pin is about to cross the cloth beam, I just move it up ahead of the remaining pin. They jump like that all the way until the tape measure tells me I’m finished. Hope this helps.

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                                                              • #156694
                                                                jrczeiner
                                                                Participant

                                                                  At the very beginning of 2.4.2 Jane shows her warp with white yarn already in the warp seeming to stabilize the spacing of the warp before she begins to weave. Can you explain what I’m seeing?
                                                                  Thank you,
                                                                  Judy Cz

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                                                                  • #156695
                                                                    Ginette
                                                                    Keymaster

                                                                      Hi Judy, that is her hemstitching that she did in white and starts her weaving with the blue. The hemstitching was done just before we started filming to get us right into this episode so we didn’t have to film hemstitching again. If you need to review hemstitching, you can find it in Season 1 Episode 5.3

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                                                                      • #156696
                                                                        jrczeiner
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          So she weaves, say, 5 rows, does the hemstitching on the first 3, and is then ready to go?

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                                                                          • #156697
                                                                            Ginette
                                                                            Keymaster

                                                                              Hi Judy, typically, when starting to weave on a new warp, you weave a header to align your newly tied threads to your apron rod and then weave 2 weft shots for the hemming and hemstitch these last 2 then weave. As Jane had already been weaving on this warp before we filmed, she left some unwoven section for fringes for the samples, then threw 2 weft shots in white and hemstitched those 2. Then she was ready to go.

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                                                                              • #156698
                                                                                Keri Campbell
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  Silly question, I am sure, but what happens to that header part once the hemstitching goes in after it and your piece is woven and off the loom. Does it stay in as part of the piece or does it get taken out?

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                                                                                  • #156699
                                                                                    Sandra
                                                                                    Keymaster

                                                                                      I usually leave a wee gap between the header and my hemstitching. If you are weaving a scarf, the header can be removed when you take it off the loom and used that section of warp in your fringe. Your header can be a bit of yarn on a bobbin you want to empty – anything that gets your warp properly spaced out and ready to roll!

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                                                                          • #156700
                                                                            jshaw234
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              Good morning. I am working my way through the 2nd project in season 2. I have a question concerning the treading of the heddles. Do you treat each section separately in that The divider always goes into shaft 1,2,3,and 4?
                                                                              If the number of treads in the section divide by 4 and you start with 1, then the divider color will line up perfectly. The order is 1st in 1,2nd in 2 etc. If the number of threads is 45 then you end with 1 on the last thread of that section and the color divider is going to start with the 2nd shaft and will go 2,3,4,1. ( okay that works) But the next section is not going to start on the first shaft. Will it matter in the weave? Ive looked at season 1 and have not seen reference. Do I start over with the 1st shaft in each section or just continuously thread in order?

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                                                                              • #156701
                                                                                Sandra
                                                                                Keymaster

                                                                                  With a Plain Weave draft – which this is – you thread your heddles 1,2,3,4 all the way across the loom. You need to do that to maintain the Plain Weave structure. The colour of your warp thread is what gives you your design in your cloth. It doesn’t matter which shaft the new pattern or your section divider starts on, just thread consistently in the order for Plain Weave – 1,2,3,4. Enjoy! It’s an amazing gamp to own and so much fun to weave.

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                                                                              • #156702
                                                                                jshaw234
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  I completed the gamp. You were correct! Hated to come to the end of the warp. This sample is awesome! Who would guess the different possibilities. I found it a pain to warp but definitely worth the effort! Whats next!

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                                                                                • #156703
                                                                                  Carrie Gordon
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    Dear Jane,
                                                                                    I’m new to the guild, having joined this summer. I’ve been working my way through the episodes. The warping and weaving techniques in Season 1 have helped build my confidence. Last night I finished the Color and Weave gamp. WOW!!!! There are several little blocks calling to me. You were right! What a fun adventure. Thank you for sharing your expertise. Thank you, too, for the encouragement to draw our projects, explore color and play. With the towels, I played with 2/2 twill to see how it would react with the threading. Thank you!!!
                                                                                    Carrie, from central Oregon

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                                                                                  • #156704
                                                                                    Kathleen Cunha
                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                      I have a question unrelated to the actual weaving in this wonderful episode. I too, have a David loom, and my loom also makes that annoying squeaking when I treadle. Do you have a solution?

                                                                                      BTW I have gained such courage watching you “play”- what a joy!

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                                                                                      • #156705
                                                                                        Sandra
                                                                                        Keymaster

                                                                                          Have you checked out the Knowledge Base on the JST website, Kathleen? You’ll find a lot of Q&As about the Louet David (plus so much more) there. For squeaky lamms – you’ll find this Squeaky lamms on my David

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                                                                                      • #156706
                                                                                        Emma Hamilton
                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                          How do you remember later which yarns etc you have used? Write it down as you go? And also how do I know when there’s a reply to my comment other than checking back?

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                                                                                          • #156707
                                                                                            Ginette
                                                                                            Keymaster

                                                                                              Hi Emma, that’s the best way I found was to write it down in my book right away! I’ve spent so much time looking through bits of paper with my notes…. still do and need to transfer them into the book 🙂
                                                                                              The best place to write comments and ask questions is on the Forum actually. There, all the members can see it and can help with replies, suggestions & comments. The comments here below the videos has it’s limitations and members only see them when they view that video or you have to go back and check for an answer. That said, we do monitor these here every day. We may not get to them right away, but we’ll try our best to get to them all 🙂

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                                                                                          • #158592
                                                                                            Anne Brickman
                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                              Things I learned from the Color and Weave Gamp:  1. I was happily surprised that the ends sorted themselves out on the loom, without too much twisting.
                                                                                              2.  I took the wrong path when warping, with 5 ends, and noticed after finishing the last section; but remembered a Charlotte story from an upcoming episode. So I carefully wound off onto an empty tube until I got to the spot, then re-did it. Fortunately I had mistakenly taken a longer path instead of a shorter one, so I didn’t have to waste much yarn.

                                                                                              3. Opened up the set, wove a balanced fabric, then put it in the washer with the rest of the yardage. Predictably, it shrank. So I cut armholes and made it a baby vest for the granddaughter.
                                                                                              3061DABB-CC82-4297-BB70-F63D3EEA4B90A0C57549-B851-4AD5-B92C-18F731F12BE7

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                                                                                            • #158587
                                                                                              Anne Brickman
                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                Things I learned from the Color and Weave Gamp:  1. I was happily surprised that the ends sorted themselves out on the loom, without too much twisting.
                                                                                                2.  I took the wrong path when warping, with 5 ends, and noticed after finishing the last section; but remembered a Charlotte story from an upcoming episode. So I carefully wound off onto an empty tube until I got to the spot, then re-did it. Fortunately I had mistakenly taken a longer path instead of a shorter one, so I didn’t have to waste much yarn.

                                                                                                3. Opened up the set, wove a balanced fabric, then put it in the washer with the rest of the yardage. Predictably, it shrank. So I cut armholes and made it a baby vest for the granddaughter.
                                                                                                3061DABB-CC82-4297-BB70-F63D3EEA4B90A0C57549-B851-4AD5-B92C-18F731F12BE7

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                                                                                                • #158704
                                                                                                  Ginette
                                                                                                  Keymaster

                                                                                                    How adorable Anne! She’s just styling that vest 🙂

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                                                                                                • #161655
                                                                                                  Jackie Gordon
                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                    Hi Jane,

                                                                                                    I have been weaving a towel on my Baby Wolf. I had woven about 30 inches and then my 4 shaft started to stick. Do you have any tips for what I can do.

                                                                                                    thanks,

                                                                                                    Jackie Gordon

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                                                                                                  • #163356
                                                                                                    Hetty van Gemert
                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                      Hi, Jane is showing us the boucle yarn. And i like to try it. But since i live in The Netherlands i like to buy my yarns locally. Perhaps it is not appropriat to ask, but do you know a dutch vendor? Ofcourse i have the wunderful Venne yarns, but they do not sell boucle. Thanks in advance

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                                                                                                    • #163361
                                                                                                      Sandra
                                                                                                      Keymaster

                                                                                                        Hi Hetty, I wish you I could give you an easy answer.  I know that the yarns available for weavers in Europe are sometimes quite different from those available to us in North America.  Maybe there is an Online Guild member, who lives in Europe, who can give you an answer closer to what you want to know than I can  🙁

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                                                                                                      • #164438
                                                                                                        Danielle
                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                          I’m loving warping with multiple threads in my hand. That said, I’ve run into a question.

                                                                                                          If I’m warping 44 ends of DD/LL then that means I go around my warping pegs 11 times.

                                                                                                          With the odd number I end up at the cross for my end. Should I break them there and start the yellow at the top of my cross? I’m a complete beginner, but in Asymmetry and design sample, I always ended one color at the bottom of the warping board and switched to a new color there….

                                                                                                          Or

                                                                                                          Should I add 4 ends making it 48 threads, so that I can do 12 times around the pegs and end at the bottom?

                                                                                                          Thanks so much!

                                                                                                          Danielle

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                                                                                                          • #164469
                                                                                                            Sandra
                                                                                                            Keymaster

                                                                                                              It’s always nice but not possible to end your colour change at the opposite end from the cross.  Break it off when you have reached the 44 threads, and tie-on your apricot.

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                                                                                                          • #165258
                                                                                                            Ann Murphy
                                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                                              Is there a list available anywhere of all the yarns used in the samples. I find that during the videos Jane is trying things out with different weighted yarns, and boucle and linen etc. As a new weaver my stash is not that large and varied so I don’t have a lot of extra on hand to try out. I would love to know in advance what I should have on hand so I can try all of these variations out.

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                                                                                                              • #165275
                                                                                                                Sandra
                                                                                                                Keymaster

                                                                                                                  Jane only uses yarns that she is totally comfortable with and knows inside out.  You can check out her Master Sett Chart to see the yarns she uses (and sells).  By looking at that chart you can see, for instance, that she uses 30/2 silk with 16/2 cotton and 20/2 silk with 8/2 cotton.  I hope this helps.

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                                                                                                              • #165414
                                                                                                                Jenni Gormley
                                                                                                                Participant

                                                                                                                  I’ve just finished beaming. Once again it was so much easier than everything I’ve done in the past. One problems though — and it happened with Sample #1 as well. When I’ve put the warp on the warping rod I’ve had it back to front and so my DLDL is on the wrong side (it will be on the left of the fabric rather than the right). I know this doesn’t “matter” but it’s annoying. Any suggestions how I can avoid this problem in the future??? I suppose I could tie a bright coloured thread around the first bout when I start winding the warp and I’d know that that bit has to go on first.

                                                                                                                  My husband (who has Alzheimer’s disease) enjoys “holding the reins” for me while I’m winding on, although I have to keep telling him not to try to turn the horse around by pulling harder on one side than the other. He enjoys watching Jane’s videos too. LOL. I think he finds the rhythm of the shuttle soothing.

                                                                                                                   

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                                                                                                                  • #169823
                                                                                                                    Sue Anne Sullivan
                                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                                      The way I ensure that I don’t put my warp on the loom backwards is this: When I put the first loop onto the first post, I attach a small light-colored yarn piece to the loop. When I tie my last loop onto a peg, I attach a small dark-colored yarn piece to that loop. Then at the loom when I am attaching the warp to the rod that attaches to the back apron rod, I always know which end loop  is which and where it should go on the rod. I may use different marker yarns each time, but I always know that my lighter yarn marks the beginning of the warp and my darker yarn marks the end of my warp.

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                                                                                                                      • #169948
                                                                                                                        Ginette
                                                                                                                        Keymaster

                                                                                                                          That’s a great tip Sue Anne! I’ve been there several times looking at my warp wondering which side I started with before I place it on the loom 😉

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                                                                                                                    • #165415
                                                                                                                      Jenni Gormley
                                                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                                                        Oh dear. I didn’t understand that bit either and decided it meant to hold 1 dark and 1 light and weave 4 of them for the 8 threads. I thought it would clarify itself when I get to the threading. Hopefully I will be able to grab the 4 darks from the 4 groups of 2 and then the 4 lights and they won’t get confused in the weaving. If I grab a dark and then skip 3 heddles and thread the white and then grab a dark and go back and thread the next dark heddle and go backwards and forwards like that over the 8 heddles it should work I think. I probably need to be careful I don’t cross them over in different directions.

                                                                                                                        If I can’t do that then I can make more Log Cabin I suppose. Any advice???

                                                                                                                        • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Jenni Gormley.
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                                                                                                                      • #165909
                                                                                                                        Jenni Gormley
                                                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                                                          Help!!! I’ve done my (8/2 cotton) gamp and also enough for a pillow cover @ 18epi. And now I have re-sleyed at 12epi. I have some 3ply wool that I would normally sley at 8epi for plain weave. I was thinking of using that to create a shawl. Do you think that will work? If I weave it at 12ppi? Or would you do something else? Should I just use the cotton at 12ppi or will that be too flimsy. I have about 4 yards of warp left.

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                                                                                                                        • #165922
                                                                                                                          Sandra
                                                                                                                          Keymaster

                                                                                                                            Hi Jenni, if you would normally sett that wool at 8 epi and you’re thinking of 12 epi, why don’t you try 10 epi.  8 + 12 divided by 2 = 10 epi and a more balanced cloth.  You’ve got room to sample a bit to check to see what it feels like finished and fulled a bit.

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                                                                                                                          • #168573
                                                                                                                            Katherine Lee
                                                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                                                              Here are my samples for the color and weave gamp. I used a shorter warp because the goal was to use up some of my stash. In fact, my learning from this exercise is to never ignore or avoid a color just because I didn’t like it!

                                                                                                                              I had purchased some cottolin on sale which was a mint green. I didn’t like it! I had some grey cottolin and used these for this lesson along with some 8/2 orange from the asymmetry lesson. They wove beautifully together and worked well to show the detail desired. The shawl weft also were leftover Zephyr wool/silk in blues and greens that also changed the nature of the mint and produced a very soft, drapey cloth.

                                                                                                                              My weaving is improving and I continue to enjoy playing at the loom.

                                                                                                                              Kathy Lee, weaver in training.

                                                                                                                              Sample 2.4 color and weave

                                                                                                                               

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                                                                                                                            • #168574
                                                                                                                              Katherine Lee
                                                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                                                Here are my samples for the color and weave gamp. I used a shorter warp because the goal was to use up some of my stash. In fact, my learning from this exercise is to never ignore or avoid a color just because I didn’t like it!

                                                                                                                                I had purchased some cottolin on sale which was a mint green. I didn’t like it! I had some grey cottolin and used these for this lesson along with some 8/2 orange from the asymmetry lesson. They wove beautifully together and worked well to show the detail desired. The shawl weft also were leftover Zephyr wool/silk in blues and greens that also changed the nature of the mint and produced a very soft, drapey cloth.

                                                                                                                                My weaving is improving and I continue to enjoy playing at the loom.

                                                                                                                                Kathy Lee, weaver in training.

                                                                                                                                Sample 2.4 color and weave

                                                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                                                • #168692
                                                                                                                                  Ginette
                                                                                                                                  Keymaster

                                                                                                                                    Hi Katherine,

                                                                                                                                    your picture didn’t come through, did you want to repost? I do love mixing the cotolin and regular cotton together as you’re right, they weave beautifully together!

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                                                                                                                                  Katherine Lee
                                                                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                                                                    Sample 2.4 color and weave

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                                                                                                                                    Carrie McVige
                                                                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                                                                      So, I totally messed up trying to create this warp, I counted the DL as 1 instead of 2 ends, and discovered this at the point of the 48 DDDD/LLLL already wound .  How can I salvage this warp?  Maybe I can just add some apricot threads in between?   I kept thinking, this sure does seem like a lot of winding… help

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                                                                                                                                        Sandra
                                                                                                                                        Keymaster

                                                                                                                                          Not to worry, Carrie – as long as your loom is wide enough!  If you open up the sett further into the warp you’ll have to calculate how wide your cloth will actually be.  Have fun!

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