Thoughts on 4.6.3 – Colour and Weave on Twill, At the Table

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    • #172503
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 4.6.3 – Colour and Weave on Twill, At the Table

      • #172886
        ccrawford20
        Participant

          Great weaving!

        • #174140
          Richardsjh
          Participant

            The shawls at the table were gorgeous.  What colors of Harrisville wool were used?

            • #174143
              Sandra
              Keymaster

                They are lovely, aren’t they?  Linda wove those and I’ll text her on Monday for the answer to your question.

              • #174262
                Sandra
                Keymaster

                  Linda has answered me – “They are in Blackberry, Tundra and Suede.“  Have fun creating your own 😃

              • #175273
                francet08
                Participant

                  Hi, I would like to know , how much epi for the first towel? 18 or 20 . thank you

                   

                • #175277
                  Sandra
                  Keymaster

                    Jane has all her recommended setts in her Master Sett Chart.  For tea towels in Twill she recommends 20-22 epi for “a nice drapey cloth”.  Hope this helps.

                  • #175343
                    Nancy Sandstrom
                    Participant

                      Love this lesson – really pulls it all together.

                      Structural question. In weaving both the gamps and a throw using 8/4 cotton (sett is 12), both borders were 8 ends. I have found in weaving the various twills that the borders are tighter – getting scrunched. Am I pulling the weft too much. I have wondered about spreading the last 4 ends on each side to every other slot in the reed to spread them out. Thoughts?

                       

                      • #175354
                        Sandra
                        Keymaster

                          I think it’s the way you are “pulling” your weft and beating.  Are you following Jane’s mantra – “Throw, Beat, Change, Beater Back”?  You can find an article on selvedges on the Knowledge Base which might help.  Try Jane’s suggestions and your selvedges should improve.  Let us know!

                      • #175372
                        Nancy Sandstrom
                        Participant

                          Part of the challenge here is the width of the weaving (40″). I was trying the mantra, however with the width and the twill weave using a floating selvedge it just seemed more difficult. I have pulled off the first piece and have enough warp for a second throw. I will concentrate more on this one.

                        • #175615
                          Ellen Black
                          Participant

                            Lindas shawls should be kits ! They are wonderful!

                          • #176124
                            SueMcd
                            Participant

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                              was a bit whiney working with wool all the way thru the 10 yds. But now that it’s wet finished and out to dry! Oh my! I love the end result and learned so much (again!). Thank you, Jane!

                            • #191869
                              Katie Weston
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                                I did a bit of maths to get this to work in 8/2 cotton, but still use the full width of my loom. I know it means the motifs are smaller, 8/4 cotton is hard to get here, and I’m trying to work from stash. I also swapped to a golden yellow and dark red as my light and dark, with a mid blue as my dividers.

                                These pieces are all the samples, plus my little colour experiments, when I wove 2 inches in 2/2 twill with all the colours I had, no matter what they were and if I thought they’d work. I’m really please I did that because there’s some combinations here that work so much better than I expected, and some of the ones I thought I’d like don’t work at all.

                                I’d got the rest of the warp to weave, so am going to use the samples and the colours to turns what’s left in to more tea towels.

                                • #191876
                                  Sandra
                                  Keymaster

                                    What a fabulous set of samples you have created, Katie!  And, you’ve learned how to adapt a draft to make it work for you.  Well done!  I look forward to seeing photos of your tea towels.

                                • #195860
                                  Katie Weston
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                                    Finished the rest of my warp, and just managed to hem them.

                                    One uses stripes of different colours in varying widths. There’s 1 repeat of 2 inch wide stripe and then 3 repeats of 1 inch wide stripes.

                                    The other uses 2 dark, 1 light, but using navy and cream as the dark and light. Then I just wove off the rest of the warp in a pale green.

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