Thoughts on 3.2 – Good Weaving Technique – Bobbin Winding

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    • #157446
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 3.2 – Good Weaving Technique – Bobbin Winding.

      • #157447
        Patricia Moore
        Participant

          Jane, your techniques are awesome and I have learned so much in this episode 3. You really make everything look so much easier than I have been doing and I enjoy your down to earth approach and I do not feel so overwhelmed. I can’t wait for lesson four. I am a happy weaver now!
          ~ Patricia

        • #157448
          Emma Hamilton
          Participant

            Does it show us somewhere how to make a paper quill?

          • #157449
            Steve Lucas
            Participant

              Can I ask about the bobbin winder that Jane is using. Is that a bespoke bit of kit cobbled from a sewing machine motor or is it available commercially?
              Thanks
              Steve

              • #157450
                Sandra
                Keymaster

                  Hi Steve, I’m guessing that it’s a Leclerc Bobbin winder – because Jane carries them on her website. She only carries weaving accessories that she likes in her shop! They are an investment but – IMHO, so worth it.

              • #159900
                Rosie Rakocy
                Participant

                  awesome. I am going to do it her way. Such a great teacher.

                • #163381
                  Deborah Fister
                  Participant

                    this was a great tip. I have always known that I needed a sausage shaped bobbin, but never knew how to get one. I tend to build up my ends too much. Now I won’t have a snag at the end of the bobbin.

                  • #168902
                    Joy Clenaghan
                    Participant

                      Hi Steve,

                      I think she said it was a Schacht. Looks like they are $380 USD. Unfortunately, a bit too high for me. Looks like a beautiful machine.

                    • #171720
                      Colleen Kelly
                      Participant

                        What size Schacht shuttle do you have in this video?

                        • #171729
                          Sandra
                          Keymaster

                            Jane usually uses an 11″ Schacht open bottom shuttle because that is what fits in her hand nicely.  It all depends on the size of your hand and what is comfortable in it.

                        • #175686
                          Nicole Burgess
                          Participant

                            Jane’s instructions videos have been amazing. This one helped me understand why I would get “snags” with the shuttle and how I will have more success in winding my bobbins this way. Thank you!!

                          • #180284
                            Lynn Shiner
                            Participant

                              Great videos so far! I can’t wait for my loom to arrive in a couple of months (hopefully).  At the moment, an electric bobbin winder isn’t in the picture for me yet.  I do have an electric drill.  Are there any demos of using that to wind bobbins? Do we need a special insert for the drill, or will a pencil work for the size bobbins that Jane likes to use with her shuttles?

                            • #186273
                              Mary Williams
                              Participant

                                I have times where the thread “backs up” or reverses on the spool a few revolutions and have been unwinding this section thinking that it will cause a snag. It appears in the first example of bobbin winding that Jane had that happen as well and proceeded on. Does it matter if you have a short section (say 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch) in the middle of the bobbin that reverses? Would love to not worry about it when that happens.

                                • #186331
                                  Sandra
                                  Keymaster

                                    Not to worry, Mary!  It happens to all of us.  Just wind your yarn back on the bobbin and have fun weaving 😉

                                • #186497
                                  Jan
                                  Participant

                                    Does Jane recommend  the regular Schacht 11″ shuttle, or the slim Schacht 11″ shuttle?  I know it depends on hand size.  It’s difficult to make that decision without having both accessible.  I understand that the slim allows one to weave closer to the beater, but also holds less yarn?  Suggestions please?  Thank you SOOOO very much !!

                                    • #186498
                                      Sandra
                                      Keymaster

                                        I have both sizes of Schacht 11” inch shuttle.  One pour the regular ones, stay with my Louet David because of it’s big shed.  The other pair lives with my old table loom that has a smaller shed.  If I use them on the David, I still weave in the “sweet spot” and don’t weave closer to the beater, even though I could.  Hope this helps.

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