Thoughts on 2.7.2 – Stripes at the Loom

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    • #156468
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 2.7.2 – Stripes at the Loom.

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      • #156469
        Jan Schumacher
        Participant

          I love the finishing on these towels, Jane. The fringe is a lovely effect … just a nice change from a turned hem. Does this finishing require more or different hem stitching considering how often they’ll go through the wash?
          As usual, great inspiration for my next project … and even for the one that’s on the loom now!
          Thanks! Happy Canada Day!
          Jan in Summerland

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          • #156470
            Ginette
            Keymaster

              Hi Jan, for towels I do a turned hem. I have heard of finishing towels with fringes but I haven’t done it. I would think that maybe doing a zig zag stitch across the edge would secure it a bit better as they will be washed frequently. I do have a woven towel from Maiwa and it has twisted fringes. They are about 1 1/2 inches long and the cotton they used is very fine. That could be another way of doing it.

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          • #156471
            Nancy
            Participant

              When warping with four different shades at once, what order to you take them in the threading? For instance, do you always use light, medium, dark, etc/ or do you take them randomly?

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              • #156472
                Ginette
                Keymaster

                  Hi Nancy,
                  The right and the left of this warp are exactly the same and 2 lemons, 1 butter & 1 nile.
                  Ginette

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              • #156473
                Nancy
                Participant

                  Thank you so much for inspiring me to follow a dream I have had for many years, but have always been hesitant to take forward. I want to weave fabrics and then turn them into outerwear such as capes, jackets, etc. Thank you for addressing different fabric weights in this session such as garment weight and scarf weight. I am always wondering what weight fabric should be for a project. I know weave structure can play a part, but I would like to start with plain and twill weave utilizing great graphics. Are there any simple guidelines on fabric weights that I could refer to. The Online Guild is wonderful. Thank you.

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                  Carmen Kight
                  Participant

                    I am enjoying weaving this warp very much right now, and just noticed that the warping order on the sheet that came with the kit is different than the warp Jane is weaving, unless I can’t see what’s what. Either way it’s lovely and I feel like I’m getting to see two warped possibilities. It looks like the warp order on the sheet has the yellows reversed on either side of the center stripe of Nile, and that the warp that Jane is weaving is a repeated sequence of yellows that are light, less light and then nile green. After weaving this striped warp I’m going to weave another. Happy weaving all,  Carmen

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