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I want to make some yardage to cover seats on kitchen chairs that get daily use. I have found a Bertha Gray Hayes miniature overshot pattern and am now pondering warp and weft yarns.
I have woven blankets using 8/2 cottolin at 20 epi for warp and Harrisville Shetland for weft with splendid results, but I need a firmer fabric for this use. Can I double the Shetland and beat harder at 20 epi with these yarns?
Any experience-based ideas? I want these seats to last a while.
I think if you double it will be very difficult to beat because it will be so dense. This is where sampling is so helpful. If you could put on a warp of your 8/2 cottolin and sett it closer than 20…say 24, and then beat in your shetland you will be surprised at how much denser the fabric will be. Doubling is going too far but there are all those places in between. Remember to wash it before you make your final decision. If you think it is still too wimpy then take er up a couple more epi. 🙂
Just finished nine towels and finally have a free loom to warp. I COMPLETELY understand why people own multiple looms. If only.
I wound up “a wee fart of a warp,” and am now threading the heddles. I decided to go with 20 epi and try and full it to the point where I think its good for the seat covers. If not I will re-sley it and keep sampling. Wish me luck!
This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by Ed Chapman.