Thoughts on 5.1.3 – Turned Twill at the Loom

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    • #193125
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 5.1.3 – Turned Twill at the Loom

      • #193634
        Nicole Burgess
        Participant

          I am so glad you show us what it looks like on the loom and discuss the treadling changes while you do them. I had seen some beautiful towels someone made that looked “like ribbons”, but I didn’t know the weave structure. Now I do, False Damask. 🙂 Thank you!

        • #193689
          Jeannette Frantz
          Participant

            Can you do this pattern using the Jane Table loom.

            Thank you, Jeannette

            • #193709
              Jane
              Keymaster

                Absolutely…you would just have to make the towels narrower.

            • #193856
              Sue Brady
              Participant

                Who said we don’t want to watch you weave for six hours?  🙂   I would happily watch you weave for six hours!

              • #193873
                Liz Kimber
                Participant

                  Im so glad you cant keep anything on your spring 2 shelf either

                • #194230
                  Lora Sager
                  Participant

                    Would a boucle weft thread work with turned twill…or would the weft faced/warped face design be  a problem with a different weight thread.

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                  • #194242
                    Jane
                    Keymaster

                      A boucle weft would be lovely.  If the cloth is balanced the pattern will still show.  If the boucle is heavier than the 8/2 warp I would open up the sett of the warp to 15 or 16 EPI and it should balance.  It will of course make it wider so you will have to knock off some warp ends to keep the size.  If the boucle is the same size as the warp you can leave it all the same.

                      Hope this helps,

                      Jane

                    • #194252
                      Kathleen Sobe
                      Participant

                        I love this structure and I want to make some fine towels using 20/2 cotton.  Should I use a sett closer than 30 epi.

                      • #194254
                        Jane
                        Keymaster

                          Hi Kathleen,

                          Yep, they will be lovely at 30 🙂

                        • #195738
                          Lora Sager
                          Participant

                            I have a David loom and a question about tie up #2. I tied up as I normally do when presented with a rising shed tie up. I tied up the blank spaces. I then realized I’d be pulling down 4 sheds on treadles 1-4 as normal but 6 on treadles 6-8…which is quite a workout! So I decided to do the tie up as written thinking the pattern would be reversed. Now I’m pulling down 4 sheds on treadles 1-4 and only 2 sheds on treadles 6-8. What’s happening on treadles 6-8 is the weft just squishes down into the fell…it won’t stay in place. I’m assuming there is not enough warp to hold it? Or I’m doing something wrong? It seems to me it should work…but it doesn’t seem to.  Am I thinking about this correctly?

                          • #195817
                            Sandra
                            Keymaster

                              Hi Lora – what happened to treadle #5?

                              It should work – you are getting the same cloth no matter whether you tie-up for a Rising Shed or a Sinking Shed – you are just seeing a different side of your cloth.

                            • #195859
                              Lora Sager
                              Participant

                                Opps! Forgot to mention #5…but he’s there. Well, I’m glad to know I was thinking correctly. I just don’t know why the weft wouldn’t behave. In the meantime I’m getting a good workout!

                              • #195993
                                Marcia Little
                                Participant

                                  I don’t understand the ‘squaring’ of the taupe block on the treadling of the first towel.  If I square the taupe nine times as indicated, that makes for a very long towel, with a thirteen inch square.  Am I misunderstanding something?

                                • #196162
                                  Ruth Anne
                                  Participant

                                    Is Jane using her left foot only for X Treadles and right for Y Treadles?  I am trying…just seems unbalanced and it is noisy on my Baby Wolf as I don’t seem to be gently moving from one to the other.

                                  • #196172
                                    Sandra
                                    Keymaster

                                      Use whatever works for you Ruth Anne – just as long as you can remember which treadle does what you want it to 😉

                                    • #196174
                                      Beth Napper
                                      Participant

                                        Jane, I am glad to see that things fly off the top of your  loom, too, when you are weaving. lol

                                      • #196185
                                        Jane
                                        Keymaster

                                          Not only do they fly off the top of my loom, they fly out of my hands too.  You should see my shuttles, so many have suffered blunt force trauma, LOL.

                                        • #196835
                                          Diane Mehegan
                                          Participant

                                            I have the same question as Marcia Little, Feb. 9.

                                            “I don’t understand the ‘squaring’ of the taupe block on the treadling of the first towel.  If I square the taupe nine times as indicated, that makes for a very long towel, with a thirteen inch square.  Am I misunderstanding something?”

                                            Thanks!

                                          • #196842
                                            Sandra
                                            Keymaster

                                              The first warp stripe on your towel is 68 threads Gold.  First, you weave 1 1/2″ Taupe (including the hem), then 12 picks of red.  At the beginning of the next sett, you weave with Taupe with X treadling until your square is as long as it’s wide i.e Square Taupe X.  Hope that helps, Diane.

                                            • #200877
                                              Randi
                                              Participant

                                                <i>Jane, you are so NOT boring – I love to watch you weaving. I have learned so much about graphic – thank you! BTW- your little giggles are delightful and make me smile.</i>

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