Thoughts on 3.5.2 – Warp Faced at the Loom

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    • #156041
      Ginette
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        Let us know your thoughts on 3.5.2 – Warp Faced at the Loom.

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      • #156042
        tricia
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          Hi Jane,
          I realize episode 5 is all about basic warp faced weaving structure, which has helped me to learn about the basics. I am looking forward to learning about using blocks and blending yarns to create various hues in rep weave. When I look at patterns for rep weave I am a bit overwhelmed, to say the least, with winding the warp as well as dressing the loom when I see various rep weave patterns that call for winding two warp chains, including both a threading cross and a raddle cross in each warp and laying one warp on top of the other warp in the raddle. I am having difficulty imagining how to wind the warp, beam the warp and thread the heddles with what seems like four crosses in each chain.

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          • #156043
            Jane
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              Hi Tricia,
              You are not alone…:). A lot of weaving books confuse me too. We will get to repp with blocks down the road in a bit but I can tell you one thing. I have never made block repp in two warps (I just change the colours in the warp) and I have never used more than one cross. It is still super duper easy peasy. Like everything in life, we can approach it with simplicity or complexity…I really think it is a personal bend….the great part is that you get to pick your approach 🙂

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              • #156044
                tricia
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                  Thank you so much for that response Jane. I have been spent weeks trying to understand raddle crosses and for the life of me, and lack of weaving experience, I cannot understand its purpose. I am sure it has a purpose but not to me, yet. I am so glad that I found your on line guild. It is so helpful to me.

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            • #156045
              rachel
              Participant

                It such an interesting optical illusion that the light ‘lines’ look fatter than their corresponding dark ones. I guess it is true what they say – dark colors are slimming! 😉

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              • #156046
                pcjm22
                Participant

                  I have tarted a rep weave project, and I see what you mean about unruly teenage boys! I am trying to control them…
                  I do have a problem with one harness sticking in the up position on my jack loom, do you have any suggestions?

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                  • #157793
                    Ginette
                    Keymaster

                      Hi pcjm22, did you get your sticky harness sorted out?

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                  • #164413
                    fudsy1
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                      the Pattern calls for a 12 dent reed w/ 3 per dent but in the demo looks like Jane is using a 6 dent reed? so would that be 6 threads per dent and hemstitching 12 threads?  I know it’s all personal choice but just wondering

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                    • #164470
                      Sandra
                      Keymaster

                        It doesn’t really matter what size of reed you have, what’s more, important is maintaining your 36 epi.  I would probably hemstitch at 3 or 4 threads, 6 seems a bit of stretch to me.  And, you are absolutely right, it is a personal choice.  As we hear Jane saying in our heads – it’s not right – it’s not wrong, it’s what you like 😉

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                      • #165384
                        sylvia.lowry
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                          Dear Jane,
                          I am so looking forward to more on rep weave. I am very familiar with this structure but there is almost nothing (except a few very expensive books, on rep for 8 shafts. I feel almost sure that some overshot patterns may be adaptable to rep but I don’t know how to do that. Is there some slim hope that you might include us 8 shafters in your workshops in the near future? How to expand 4 shaft threading to 8 shafts for this year’s twill? While I understand the theory of designing rep patterns, I am ‘blocked’ when it comes to applying that theory. Will you be showing us how to design for both 4 qnd 8 blocks? This is my favourite structure for place mats using 10/2 doubled for the warp and mop yarn for the thick pick.

                          I have been very inspired by your guidance through the expansion of plain weave possibilities. Thank you for rekindling my excitement at the loom.
                          Sylvia

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                        • #165495
                          Jane
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                            Hi Sylvia,

                            I will be doing this but not for awhile yet.  We will do a bit of block work next year as it pertains to lace weaves and if you understand that you will be able to take it to repp.  I’m sure there are many great articles on this in Handwoven Magazine….if you go to their website you can search their index and perhaps find some of those articles.  You might have that issue of your guild might…or you could purchase it.  If you can ever get you hands on books by Laila Lundell they are worth every penny.

                            Hope this helps,

                            Stay safe,

                            jane

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