Thoughts on 5.2 – Project Planning 101… Putting it All Together – Intro to Unfinished Business – Tucking Tails

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    • #157351
      Ginette
      Keymaster

        Let us know your thoughts on 5.2 – Project Planning 101… Putting it All Together – Intro to Unfinished Business – Tucking Tails.

      • #157352
        Anita Parkinson
        Participant

          Thank you! I am currently intensely working through Season 1 to get to the planning project episode as our local guild has set up a challenge project. This was so helpful as I was confused and wondering how I was going to sort out the tucking of tails and jumping the bump – now I understand more clearly.

        • #157353
          yezemin
          Participant

            Thank you so much for the part about the smiley faces!

          • #157354

            For almost 4 years I have left my double bound rug unwoven on my loom, knowing that I had a mere 6″ left to finish it off. Everything about weaving it to completion had happened; broken warp threads, uneven tension, but most annoying, the selvage edge! Although somewhat straight enough for my critical eye, I could never figure out how to make the edge “work” with alternating weft colours, and it never looked “tidy”. For me, it grew to the point of total frustration, yet I could not bear to cut it off unfinished. ‘Jump the bump’ and ‘dive the dip’ are my new mantra’s and will get me back weaving again! Thank you!

          • #157355
            Ginny
            Participant

              Very helpful tips. Thank you!

              • #157356
                Ginette
                Keymaster

                  Hi Ginny, Glad you found the 2nd video on tail tucking! Also, you can slow down the video by changing the speed by clicking the setting button at the bottom right.

              • #157357
                mclay
                Participant

                  Your “homey” descriptions (jump the bump, dive the dip, the dog going around the outermost tree) make it so easy to remember how to do these techniques! I just returned from a week-long weaving class, and not a single person there could explain how to handle two shuttles so that the selvedge edge was always caught! Now I know how to explain it, and I will always give Jane credit for the phrases!

                • #157883
                  Lea Scherer
                  Participant

                    What is the light fixture that is attached to the underside of the castle of the Spring loom? Will it work on my Delta?
                    I am new to the Guild, and am astounded by how much I am learning, even though I have been weaving for many years. I joined mostly in hopes of learning more about working with my new Delta, but I am gaining knowledge of how to improve my weaving technique as well. Thank you!

                    • #157885
                      Sandra
                      Keymaster

                        I believe they are LED light strips that some weavers have purchased at IKEA.  I’m sure they are available in other places as well.  Welcome to our Guild, Lea!

                    • #160206
                      Mary Thresher
                      Participant

                        Loving these videos!  Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to have a personal weaving tutor right in my own home.  I am wondering “how far does the dog go back into the house before running downstairs”?  That is…how many threads over from the outermost thread do you recommend we go over before taking the thread tail to the back?

                        • #160260
                          Ginette
                          Keymaster

                            Hi Mary, I go 1 inch in, found that’s just enough to make sure the thread doesn’t come out.

                        • #162033
                          Neva Thiessen
                          Participant

                            I have only woven 6 items and have always struggled with selvages.  These video illustrations have really helped me improve my technique. Thanks!

                          • #163157
                            Mary Pedro
                            Participant

                              Ok I think I have jump the bump and dive the dip but I had a situation today that confuses me. I had my shuttles on different edges while working on the navy and natural gamp. I had just woven the apricot divider and started another dark, light sequence and noticed after a few picks that the navy edge was not being caught. What on earth am I doing wrong? I took rows out and started again but it happened again with the light thread. I’ve experienced this in the past before I ever started this class and got so frustrated that I added a floating selvedge.

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                            • #163159
                              Sandra
                              Keymaster

                                Hi Mary – I know it’s frustrating to get these ideas imbeded in your brain!  Have you watched Jane explain it with good visuals at about the 14 minute mark of:

                                3.3 – Good Weaving Technique – Playing the Loom

                                Let us know if that helps.

                              • #194046
                                Joan Irvine
                                Participant

                                  Thank you for all your help. I have a question regarding tucking tails. When do you trim them? I have washed and dried my dish towels. Do I just cut them or do I have to needle them in the fabric?

                                  Best,

                                  Joan

                                  • #194052
                                    Sandra
                                    Keymaster

                                      Just go ahead and trim, Joan – so much easier than knitting 😉

                                  • #195043
                                    Ann Upton
                                    Participant

                                      Do you suggest un-weaving and re-weaving when you see a Smiley selvedge appear?

                                      Thank you, Ann

                                       

                                    • #195608
                                      Kirsten Kemper
                                      Participant

                                        Im a bit confused about “jump the bump and dice the dip” when using floating selvedges in twill. In this case is the floating selvedge the “outer thread”? And if so, am I correct that I have to “dive the dip” all the time, when changing color?

                                        • #195637
                                          Sandra
                                          Keymaster

                                            Good morning, Kirsten.  It’s all about the position of your weft thread as it exits your warp.  If it passes over the end thread – you jump the bump it creates, if it passes under – you dive the dip.  Watch the video again looking closely at the warp as Jane shows how to do it.  Practice it on your warp – it will become clear in time.

                                        • #195646
                                          Kirsten Kemper
                                          Participant

                                            Thanks Sandra, I did that, and think I  understand ingeneral, but there are no floating selvedges in the video.

                                            Am I to tread/handle them as the outer thread? I know this might sound silly and obvious, but they confuse me. 😳

                                            • #195668
                                              Sandra
                                              Keymaster

                                                There is no floating selvedge in the piece Jane is demonstrating – she is showing how to secure our outside thread when weaving with alternating shuttles.  If there were a floating selvedge, you would see a warp thread in the middle of the shed because it goes directly from the back beam to the front beam without going through a heddle.  My suggestion is that you continue watching the videos because you will likely find answers to your questions at a point when you are likely to need to use them.  Sometimes it’s easier to understand when you are sitting at your loom and weaving yourself. 😉

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