Thoughts on 4.9.3 – Weft Faced on Opposities Theory and at the Loom

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    • #181717
      Ginette
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        Let us know your thoughts on Weft Faced on Opposites Theory and at the Loom

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      • #181777
        Diane
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          How do you finish it , do you wash it?

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          • #181787
            Sandra
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              You can just soak it and let it air dry, Diane.

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          • #181877
            loobitzh
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              Jane, I have found this episode really exciting.  I love weaving rugs.  I have in the past woven a couple of large Krokbragd rugs which were fun using three harnesses.  To find out I can do this on 4 shafts is great.

              You mention that its possible to weave say krokgragd, twills and plain weave together.  Does the use of plainweave along with twills etc when weaving boundweave affect the draw in?  I love mixing things up so this idea would be great so long as I dont end up with a wavey selvedge?

              Well today I have been weaving a scarf in overshot for a neighbour. I was using the Martha Washington draft as a starter and then changed it up.  Trouble was, I was getting in a right pickle trying to follow my new treadling.  I was trying to plot my new treadling using shaft numbers for a skeleton tieup and making a hash of it.  I must have spent hours re drafting it and also unpicking mistakes.  Then I remembered what you said about using the diagonal lines etc.

              Well, what a difference, my weaving sped up no end, and its was so refreshing to just weave by watching my cloth as it developed. minor errors were easily sorted just by changing direction of the diagonal.

              Best wishes to you all.

              Linda

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              • #181889
                Jane
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                  Hi Linda, you can mix it up…especially if you don’t have really long areas of plain weave alternating with really long areas of twill.  Then the selvedge won’t get wavy….or you could reduce the size of your weft in the plain weave areas ….you really have to play around with it.  In the samples we did last year in Pushing the boundaries of PW….I used  twill sections and pw sections and I was able to control it.  But in the end it depends on how big the distance is between the sections.

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              • #182185
                D B F
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                  What is planned for 2021?

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                  • #182222
                    Sandra
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                      Jane will be presenting her Lacey Places workshop – exploring laces on 4 harness looms.  Another exciting year ahead for 2021!

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                  • #182378
                    loobitzh
                    Participant

                      Hi Jane

                      Ive now set up a 4 point twill threading and was wondering if there is a particular boundweave treadling that will incorporate the fourth point in the same way that the 3 point krokbragd treadling does.  I suppose Im looking for a way to expand the krokbragd technique which allows for the use of one pick of plain weave as this seems to stabalize the draw in?  Im hoping to find ways to widen the motifs if that makes any sense at all!

                      Any suggestions thoughts or advice most welcome?

                      I have just been commissioned to weave a Scandanavian style rug measuring 1m x 2m! and its for a birthday present in 3 weeks time so Im in rather a hurry!

                       

                      Linda

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                    • #182379
                      loobitzh
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                        Tips for conserving your best yarns when sampling for weft faced weaves…..

                        I have a sack load of acrylic yarns left over from the days I wove on a rigid heddle loom.

                        Im now using it all up for sampling techniques on my smaller loom.

                        I find 4epi works great with aran weight wool yarns and when using DK weight I double it by pulling out the centerpoint of the wool and tying this end and the outside ends together.  I find this method works quite quickly as you can wind it straight on to your bobbins from one ball.

                        Because this method tends to add a little twist to the yarns as its winding on, this also helps with the problem of one end winding off faster than the other, which often happens when you wind two separate balls together.

                        It can also cut out the need to wind a separate ball on a ball winder etc.

                        This way I can experiment in gay abandon and conserve my best stuff for the project rugs..

                        Linda

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                        D B F
                        Participant

                          How very exciting. Over the years I have crocheted many lace doilies and other items.  Lace is such a beautiful design/texture technique.  So, learning to weave lace should be awesome! Thank you.

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                        • #183298
                          taty.lauwers
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                            Hi!

                            thanks again, very clear.

                            Maybe I was absent-minded, but which of the samples in the pdf are the ones with the wall of troy threading and treadling on opposites?

                            Thanks!

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