Thoughts on 3.6.4 – Look What We Wove

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    • #156021
      Ginette
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        Let us know your thoughts on 3.6.4 – Look What We Wove.

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      • #156022
        Jane
        Participant

          Am having difficulty getting the segment Look What We Wove. Anyone else having this issue? Loved the
          lesson even though its something I may never weave. Jane E.

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          • #156023
            Ginette
            Keymaster

              Hi Jane,
              I’ve just checked that episode and it’s working at my end. Have you checked in the Forum under Housekeeping? We have a few tips for viewing issues. Let us know if you’re still having problems after trying that.

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          • #156024
            ccrawford20
            Participant

              I just love this! Thank you for another fun lesson.

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            • #156025
              heidi
              Participant

                Love these, thanks. Can you post a bit more detail on the other samples you showed at the table? Were they all 1” active and 2” silk all the way across? It would be great to see some more pictures of how they look and be able to see the changes in weft.
                Thanks

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              • #156026
                kristin_crane
                Participant

                  Great episode, I am madly in love with the silk! I’m curious about keeping the hemstitch in its own little groups of merino and silk…should I have also thought of that when denting? I dented 1,2,1,2 all the way across in a 10 dent reed, but that meant I had an occasional dent with 1 merino and 1 silk. Would I have been better off keeping the merino and silk in their own dents? Or is it ok to separate those threads in a dent when hemstitching? I won’t redent at this point, but I’m curious for future projects. Thank you!

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                  • #156027
                    Sandra
                    Keymaster

                      Don’t worry about having merino and silk in the same dent. I hemstitch them in separate groups, even if they are in the same dent. They will be out of the reed before you twist the fringe, and they will full differently when washed. They might be different lengths after fulling, and it will make trimming them easier.

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                  • #156029
                    Debbie Hoover
                    Participant

                      I love this technique; it combines weaving with felting!

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                    • #173677
                      Gail Rochlin
                      Participant

                        I tried a collapse weave scarf using 8/2 rayon as the non-shrinker and very fine wool crepe overtwist yarn (15000 yds/lb) as the shrinker.  Fun to weave, and after washing it collapsed fine, but the wool now shows teeny twisted kinks all over the scarf that stand up from the surface about 1/8′.  Gives it some texture, but I am wondering if that is how it is supposed to be given the overtwist nature of the wool crepe.  Perhaps I didn’t agitate it long enough in the sink or should have used a different wool yarn that was closer to 2/18 merino at 5000 yds/lb?kinkyweft

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                        • #173695
                          Sandra
                          Keymaster

                            Could it be that your rayon shrank as well, and that is the only for the wool to react?  My guess is that the overtwist should have reacted when you washed it, without having to do any fulling.  Did you try gently washing and drying it first?

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                        • #190650
                          Lee
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                            Of all the lessons so far, I found this one challenging due to my loom acting up, the colours I picked (neutrals made it difficult to see the errors while weaving) and because my hands were so dry the silk kept catching.  I was discouraged as there were weft errors I had missed (too late to fix) and two broken warp silk thread repairs. BUT after about 25-30 minutes of fulling (I was too gentle so it took longer), the results are amazing.  Pictures attached 🙂 of one of my daughters who has claimed this scarf for herself). The kit and suggested warp length provided two scarves and a larger sampler with lots of leftover merino and silk.  The beauty of collapse weave is that you can only see the errors if you know what you are looking for.  Thank you, Jane, for creating this challenge for us!IMG_0500. IMG_0493

                             

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                              Sandra
                              Keymaster

                                Well done, Lee!  What with winter and hand sanitizer, it’s hard to keep our hands moist, but it looks perfect on a happy daughter who is bringing your work to life.

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                            • #198527
                              anna stolcova
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                                Hello Jane,

                                The question re the collapsible structure – I tried one with camel wool and it did not puff as nicely as merino? Why is that? Does the camel’s( or even camelid like alpacas) wool has different “hands” than wool? Less flexible?

                                Thanks,

                                Anna

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