Thoughts on 3.3.4 – Planning Your Log Cabin Projects

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    • #156153

        Let us know your thoughts on 3.3.4 – Planning Your Log Cabin Projects.

      • #156154

          Jane … this episode on log cabin is amazing … as well as all the others… thanks !!marie

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          Robyn B

            Thank you for an excellent episode. Was excited to see the framing thread changes and how easy it was to change colors in the middle of the warp. Helps to know that this can be done when sampling color combos. Don’t like what you see? Cut out the old and bring in another color and keep going until you love it! Can’t wait to put a new warp on the loom and give these graphics a go.

          • #156156

              Really interesting and inspiring episode. What a revelation ‘splicing’ is. I’m a bit critical about my finishing and this lesson has been the answer to one of my problem areas. Thank you

            • #156157

                Wonderful teaching in this episode! Lots of light bulbs. Thank you!!

              • #156158

                  All of the episodes and your teaching is (are?) great!!

                • #159581

                    Thanks for the Log Cabin tutorials!  Can you do Log Cabin in 8 harness plain weave!?

                  • #159684

                      Hi Karen,

                      You can absolutely do it, just have your tie-up for an 8 harness plain weave.

                    • #165562

                        I’m completely in agreement with the video and get the 10 threads to a block and the 2 which are for symmetry and framing.

                        But when I look at the draft in the sample (pg. 4 in the Symmetrical Framed with Black example)) the threading is 8 D/L (for block A) and then the 2 for symmetry/framing making a total of 10 threads.

                        Which means now I’m lost…do I follow the sequence Jane’s given both for the sample warp (on pg. 2) which is for the Framed in White version? or do I follow the threading diagram on pgs 4 or 5 based on whether I want Black or White?

                        Does my question make sense?
                        Thanks so much. Mind is awhirl with possibility.

                        Later – never mind…watched, and re-watched and caught the 12epi that  she’s working with which, for an inch of “block A” would require 12 threads, right? I’m using 7 Bambu and going for a scarf that is 15 epi and 10″ wide. So I was planning to use “blocks” of 10 ends (repeated 15 times). That would give me an A Block much like what is drafted on pg 4 – 8 DL’s and then DD (for the framed with black option). At least that’s what I think I understand.

                        Will continue to learn! Thanks again.

                        • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by SueMcd. Reason: got a bit more info when watching for an Xth time!
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                        Kimberly Fitzgibbon

                          2D483A34-00E2-442D-B47C-C278D469E5BDGreat video. Questions:

                          Jane is describing a warping process of holding 2 threads, one light, one dark, when building the A/B blocks. she discussed you can warp L/D through patterns of L/D and then D/L but just to thread in correct order.

                          Q: this will lead to warp threads being “twisted in the cross” by this is Ok because all twists will be in the same bout?


                          Q: when you warp with an odd  number of threads, 5 charcoal in the video, you tie the end of the 5th thread onto the warp board peg in a loop? This gives a loop on the leash stick rather than a double thread correct?

                          Q Which of these colors would you use as a zinger for the natural and chocolate cherry?


                          • #176630

                              Question 1 – they won’t be twisted when the cross is removed after the warp is threaded, dented and tied onto the cloth beam.  You can manoeuvre any thread that travels through the cross with others beside it.  For instance, if wind your warp with 4 threads in your hand say DD/LL, you can move those threads within that sequence as you thread the loom.

                              Question 2 – You just tie your group of five threads to the group you just finished winding.

                              Question 3 – it’s hard to tell what they look like together in that light.  Just go to a window and see which one appeals to you by putting your dark/light with each of them separately.  Choice of colour is so personal – you’re on your own with this decision 😉


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                            Kimberly Fitzgibbon

                              BF1CD541-00FB-4D1C-9A70-E07BB51D3BCDThank you for your helpful feedback. I’ve of course gone down the design rabbit hole. I’m now considering using an Eri (0live green) silk 60/2 as a supplement weft and warp similar to the symmetric framed in red log cabin model. I’d used three threads as one. There is a substantial difference in stretch between the Eri which stretches 3/16rh of an inch more than the tussah per six inches. I could account for the difference in stretch using weights on the warp. Do you see any issues with this? Shrinkage appears similar.

                              Id use supplemental warp and weft to prevent the plain weave chocolate cherry Plain weave from crossing over the olive green as they are close to complementary colors.

                              • #176762

                                  Oh Kimberley – stash envy happening here 😏.  The Eri silk looks fabulous!  I think you’ll be fine with supplemental warp.  Why don’t you add a bit more onto your warp and weave a sample that you can cut off and finish to see if you are happy with the results.  You’ll have a lot invested in this project and you want it to turn out just the way you mentally pictured it to look and feel like.

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                                Darquise Decoz


                                  Just a comment on the very exquisite blanket at the end of this episode, if I ever made a blanket this is it. Was it made as a double weave or on a wider loom? Would log cabin be too complex to double weave?


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