Unraveled Selvedge

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    • #166843
      Shelley Lamie
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        Is there anywhere Jane discusses an unraveling floating selvedge? I’ve been weaving along happily and then suddenly noticed my 8/4 cotton FS is no longer plied together, just 4 individual threads! It is beamed with the rest of the warp and weighted. I’ve had no tension issues with it. I’ve heard this can be from the way I am passing the shuttle (I was going under the FS entering, and over the other FS on exit). I’d be interested if this is the case, if I need to repair it now or if I can just try doing the opposite (under then over), or anything other information that could be helpful now and in the future. Thanks!

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      • #166861
        Sandra
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          Message from Jane –

          That is very peculiar….I have never had that happen.  I can’t really think it has anything to do with the path of the shuttle…..if that was twisting it….the twist would go somewhere, either up or down….twist just doesn’t disappear unless it wasn’t there in the first place.  Maybe there was a section in the yarn that had very little twist and she is now at it.    However as long as it isn’t breaking I would just keep going.

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        • #170007
          Clare
          Participant

            The same thing happened to my FS on the point twill gamp I’m weaving at the moment. The Brassard cottons are much softer than the Maysville but are not plied as tightly. I noticed the ends were splitty, too, when threading. Just be careful to get all 4 plies in each pass. I don’t think it has any affect on the weaving.

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          • #170030
            Shelley Lamie
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              Thanks, Clare, for sharing your experience! I kept going. I did switch up the direction of my under/over passes, just as an “in case it helps” and I’m not sure if it actually helped or if the weaving just moved along to a section that wasn’t so loosely plied. Then it happened on the other side, so I switched again. I also noticed my weft yarn was VERY loosely plied at times. It was a little aggravating during the process, but it all washed up fine and neither of the FS’s broke during weaving. Thought I’d update this in case anyone else does a search for the same issue to see that Jane was, of course, correct – just keep going!

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            • #171381
              Clare
              Participant

                Happy to hear that it all worked out Shelley! I finished my weaving and am doing all the hand sewing on the hems now. Very pleased to know that the wet finishing worked out well, too. Cheers!

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