Thoughts on 3.1 – Good Weaving Technique – Introduction

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    • #157432
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 3.1 – Good Weaving Technique – Introduction.

      • #157433
        latelierfibrelaine
        Participant

          Hi Jane

          Do you release the tension on the warp when you finish working at the end of the day? No problem for my warp tension?
          Thank you so much for this online guild. It’s a great way to master my weaving journey. Chloé from France

          • #157434
            Jane
            Keymaster

              Hi Chloe,
              Don’t tell anyone but I never do….my first weaving teacher taught me to and then one day I forgot and everything was okay when I came back to the loom ……so I stopped doing it. All these years and never a problem 🙂

            • #157443
              Susan Ott
              Participant

                I just found a used baby wolf and am setting it up. One thing I need help with is finding a (affordable) bench. Also what are the pros and cons of a stable or rocking seat?

                • #157444
                  Ginette
                  Keymaster

                    Hi Susan,
                    Congrats on your new to you baby wolf! Jane is away at the moment but thought if you asked your question on the forum, there might be members that have the rocking seat bench that could give you some input.

              • #157435
                ggmeinm3
                Participant

                  I have tried purchasing the guild again. It says – You have an active subscription to this product already.
                  When I try to view the video it says I do not have a subscription. I am using Chrome.

                  Thanks for your help,
                  Gabriele

                  • #157436
                    Ginette
                    Keymaster

                      Hi Gabriele,
                      Could you do a couple things, first is to log out and log back in but with a different browser like Firefox? You’re Chrome browser may need its cache cleared or a hard refresh.
                      Let us know if you’re still having problems.
                      Ginette

                  • #157437
                    lesliemartens2
                    Participant

                      Hey guys…I have used the search function in the forum and knowledge sections and cannot find the video where Jane deals with wonky edges…the kind that draw in…smiles and frowns??? Or something? I seem to remember her working on a white, orange and yellow warp at the time, with a black weft. Can you point me in the right direction, pllease?

                      • #157438
                        Sandra
                        Keymaster

                          Hi Leslie, have you checked the Index for Season 1 on the top of the Episode page? Ginette has pulled out a number of references to Selvedges and one of them is: smiley faces & frowns Season 1: Episode 5.2, 9:54. Let us know if this helps.

                          • #157439
                            lesliemartens2
                            Participant

                              Thanks, that’s exactly what I was looking for. It would be great if the index were a teensy bit more detailed for that episode. The smiley face draw in issue wasn’t listed on the index, which is why I reached out. As always, the video was very helpful, tyvm!

                              Can I ask…I’ve had bad draw in on my piece for quite a few inches. I’ve only done 9” of weaving and have already lost 2” to draw in. Is it worth doing the correction on the spot and carry on or should I just unweave a bunch? It’s a baby blanket and a learning project, more than anything, so I’m not on a deadline or anything.

                              • #157440
                                Sandra
                                Keymaster

                                  Can you call it a practice piece, Leslie? 9” is a lot to unweave and practice on your selvedges will help you on your next piece. Don’t forget to say Jane’s mantra as you weave “throw, beat, change, beater back”. You will find that your selvedges will come along nicely if you say that as you weave, and soon you will be in that rhythm.

                          • #157441
                            Susan Ott
                            Participant

                              I have recently joined the guild and am working through season 1. Warping is still something I need practice on, but this weaving episode really got me going like gang busters! The weaving sequence was brilliant and I’ve got it going on my table loom. My selvedges are close to perfect and I’m a beginner! I finally feel like a weaver. Thanks!

                              • #157442
                                Ginette
                                Keymaster

                                  That is awesome Susan!

                              • #175088
                                Michaela McIntosh
                                Participant

                                  Hi Jane,

                                  I signed up a while ago but am just getting started.  I was gratified to learn that I’m doing most things right, but I didn’t understand the palms up when you throw the shuttle.  I  will have to see how I do that.

                                  Michaela

                                • #175176
                                  Paulie
                                  Participant

                                    Good Afternoon,

                                    I got new shuttle boats and practiced ….probably should practice more.  Completed a towel – because I’m also practicing warping….thanks so much for the videos.

                                    Anyway the towel has several missed warps, and uneven tension on the weft – that I did not even see until I pulled the towel off.

                                    I have a 32” Ashford 8 shaft table loom.  I know the shuttle dropped (multiple times) I would fix it retrace back to the beginning of the selvedge and throw it again.

                                     

                                    thanks, Paulie – Edward’s wife..

                                    My speed really increased over the shuttle stick – but was disappointed with results.  I had a 17.5 sett with 8/2 cotton unmercerised and used the 9” shuttle boat before transferring to the 11 inch shuttle boat both open bottom.  And the width was 18.4 inches.image

                                    • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by Paulie.
                                    • #175179
                                      Ginette
                                      Keymaster

                                        Your towel looks lovely Paulie! It does take a little practice when you start weaving with a boat shuttle and keeping your palms up to throw and catch really helps direct your shuttle to stay above the lower threads. As for your skips, you could needle thread in the repairs. It looks like you’ve washed it already, but still do able.

                                         

                                         

                                    • #179421
                                      Paulie
                                      Participant

                                        3B5EA02B-4E19-4EED-8699-B673727A120DGood morning!  I put on enough warp To weave three 30” towels.  The outside edges have become very loose and I’m 17” into my second towel.  Am adding tissue on both rods to make tension as well as weight.  Went from plain weave to twill for 2nd towel.  Do I cut off and retie for the rest of warp or deal with uneven weft? thanks in advance Heres a pic

                                        • #179471
                                          Sandra
                                          Keymaster

                                            Did you resley your reed for a Twill sett, Paulie?  Is your other outside edge as loose as the one in the photo.  If you answer no to the first question and yes to the second, then I think possibly your warp might have been unevenly wound.  It the looseness was just in a tiny spot, without other issues, I’d say go for it.  But, honestly, I think you would be happier with your results if you cut it off , resleyed your reed and tried to tighten the warp as you tied it back on.  Let us know how you make out.

                                        • #196358
                                          Johana
                                          Participant

                                            I’m glad I found this Guild before I started experimenting with the new Ashford Jack Loom, before that I only used a stick shuttle for a rigid heddle loom, not a shuttle.

                                            Jane’s mantra “throw, beat, change, beater back” reminds me of a rhythmic rhyme used in the past by Czech weavers “na cukr na kafe” –  translated into English something like “for sugar for coffee” 🙂

                                          • #202340
                                            GAIL HALKIAS
                                            Participant

                                              I’m not sure where to post this question.  This may be the wrong place and, if so, I’m sorry.  I did search the knowledge base and didn’t find an answer.   I still am working on a rigid heddle loom — buying a floor loom soon, I hope.  But I saw the boucle warp you put on the loom in those blues and greens and absolutely had to have some.  So I ordered a few cones from you.  I’m planning to weave it 12 epi plainweave on the RHL, with boucle for both the warp and weft.  I’m making napkins and will be hemming them.  My question:  is it better to just weave a section with boucle before I start my main pattern and hem it or should I use some 8/2 cotton as weft there for the hemming?

                                              Thank you!

                                              • #202349
                                                Sandra
                                                Keymaster

                                                  I’d use 8/2 – it would be easier to hem by hand.

                                              • #202353
                                                GAIL HALKIAS
                                                Participant

                                                  Thank you, Sandra.  I usually hem on the machine, but I suspect that would be easier too.

                                                • #203413
                                                  Paulie
                                                  Participant

                                                    I wove a couple of the towels with boucle warp and weft.  I used the 8/2 cotton for the weft for the hem margin.  Really could not tell the difference between the boucle and 8/2 unless I really looked.  I think the 8/2 makes a better hem.

                                                  • #203416
                                                    GAIL HALKIAS
                                                    Participant

                                                      Thank you, Paulie!  I will give that a try.  Hoping I have a good 8/2 color since I wasn’t bright enough to buy some along with the boucle.  But I have a lot of 8/2 because I’ve been doing tartan towels and napkins.  Since I’m too lazy to bother with twill on my rigid heddle loom, they aren’t kosher, but they still look good.  Looking forward to doing actual twill on a floor loom soon.

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