i Just dressed my loom with alpaca. I dressed it at 8ppi. I think it should have been 10 or 12. My weft is packin in too tight. Is there ant way to compensate for this? Could I use a larger weft? Any suggestions?
How heavy/fine is your alpaca? What structure are you using? Jane uses 10 epi and 10 ppi for plain weave and 12 epi, 12 ppi for twill, according to her Master Sett Chart for the alpaca she uses.
Is it too late to sample – change the sett and/or play with other wefts? I’m sure these are all questions you have asked yourself 😉 It’s hard to know what to suggest, but you are right on the mark not wanting it to pack in too much. It needs room to bloom.