Thoughts on 3.7.1 – Designing a Double Width Project

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      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 3.7.1 – Designing a Double Width Project.

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      • #155948
        Jacquelyn Partain
        Participant

          I have done several plain weave and twill double width blankets using my 8 shaft schacht loom and really want to do a waffle weave but need to check out my understanding of the structure with you first. Waffle weave takes 4 shafts so do i use shafts 1+5, 2+6, 3+7, and 4+8 as pattern pairs when i am threading, with 1-4 being the top layer and 5-8 being the bottom layer?
          After that i am a bit lost with the tie up., but think i tie up for the first 2 picks of the top layer in pattern, then 2 picks of the bottom, then the next two picks for the top layer finishing with the last 2 for the bottom in walking order.
          If you are willing to clarify this for me i would be most grateful. I know this is beyond where this lesson is at the moment, but it is where i am and would love to try it. Thank you.

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        • #164580
          Jenni Gormley
          Participant

            Can you use a 12 dpi reed for this project?

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            • #164594
              Sandra
              Keymaster

                Yes, you can!  Sley 1-1-2.  Have fun.

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            • #164917
              Suzanne
              Participant

                Is a David loom tied up the same as the counterbalance?

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              • #174268
                Lise
                Participant

                  Did Suzanne get an answer to her question regarding her counterbalance loom? I have the same question.

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                  • #174445
                    Ginette
                    Keymaster

                      Hi Lise,

                      Rising shed looms are the Jack loom and sinking shed looms are your counterbalance looms and David looms.

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