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  • in reply to: Baby Blankie question #35299
    Jane Stafford
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      Hi Caroline

      It means you have to use your shuttle to go around the outside warp thread so you can put two picks into one shed.  I hope this helps,

      Cheers,

      Jane

      in reply to: Storing a warp chain #35267
      Jane Stafford
      Participant

        Sorry Pamela,

        I missed this question.  I can’t see any reason why you can’t store a mohair warp or any other kind of warp in a plastic bag.

        in reply to: Collapsible Scarf- episode 10 #35240
        Jane Stafford
        Participant

          You betcha Nina…..don’t split them, keep them together in their little families 🙂

          You came up with the perfect solution.

          Gold star!

          in reply to: Episode 3: Tell us what you think :^) #35185
          Jane Stafford
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            I have never noticed any difference whether I take them out before or after I tie-on to the front.  I never leave them in, but you can if you want :).

            As long as you tie them back so they don’t inhibit your shed from opening they won’t hurt anything…..so do what you feel comfortable doing.  If I ever needed to put them back in I just step on the plain weave sheds and put them back.  But in all my years of weaving I can’t think of anytime I have had to do this.

            in reply to: Mohair Blanket #35184
            Jane Stafford
            Participant

              Hi Corinna,

              They are probably too long.   Mine are around 4”, not longer than 5”……I do have to brush the fringes harder and sometimes I have to help them indivually.  Maybe watch the brushing section more time.

              I remember my first fringes…what a mess!

              CHeers,

              Jane

              in reply to: Mohair Blanket #35173
              Jane Stafford
              Participant

                Hi Ed,

                We use shetland and mohair together all the time.  When it is fulled and brushed it is absolutely amazing.  Even shetland and shetland is beautiful when fulled and brushed.  Brushing changes everything.  In the November newsletter there is a picture of a shetland warp/mohair weft blankie on our lovely model Mary.  It is green and purple.

                Hope this helps,

                Jane

                in reply to: Mohair Blanket #35172
                Jane Stafford
                Participant

                  Hi Pamela,

                  I have never tried it.  The thought of brushed mohair at 12 EPI in the reed has always put me off.  Sorry I can’t help on that one.

                  Cheers,

                  Jane

                  in reply to: Mohair Blanket #35171
                  Jane Stafford
                  Participant

                    Hi Carrie,

                    I treat my SHetland warp/Mohair weft blankies the same way.  It may full a bit quicker because of the higher content of wool.  That is why I don’t give you a real time line…you have to decide when it is finished through experience.   Brushing is exactly the same and of course you can do it in the sink or the bathtub but it takes more elbow grease than the machine.

                    You could try a sample in the machine.  Do it for 3 minutes and see what happens.  Sampling helps us so much 🙂 especially if you get a hankering to make to a few of these wonderful creatures.

                     

                    in reply to: Thoughts on 10.5 – Collapsing a Fabric #157134
                    Jane Stafford
                    Participant

                      Just tell the lucky recipient to wash in luke warm water, very gently, no swooshing anymore :), rinse, hand to dry.

                      in reply to: Thoughts on 10.2 – Fulling Mohair Scarf #157088
                      Jane Stafford
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                        Thank you CHeryl and all the kids in your neck of the woods. So happy you are all weaving 🙂

                        in reply to: Thoughts on 10.6 – Ironing Pressing Trimming #157150
                        Jane Stafford
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                          It is on hot 🙂
                          I don’t weave with synthetic yarns so hot always works.

                          in reply to: Roushed Scarf #34974
                          Jane Stafford
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                            Sorry about that….I forgot about the rouched scarf and put in the pattern for the tussah silk one.  We’ll get at that today.

                            It will be with the pdfs.

                            Jane Stafford
                            Participant

                              In general I weave my scarves 2 yds long plus the fringe.  The rouched scarf was woven longer because it shrinks up so much.  I will see if we can change the colours.  Thanks for your input Nina.  I forgot that we were supposed to post that pattern and we will get that added to the pdfs, hopefully today.

                              in reply to: Sett question when mixing yarn weights #34972
                              Jane Stafford
                              Participant

                                Your approach is very reasonable, but there really isn’t too much of a difference between 10/2 and 8/2….barely recognizable to the eye…or at least to my eyes 🙂

                                Sampling is the best way to explore this.  I might start with everything the same and then resley to where both yarns are slightly different.    Then you have something to compare to.

                                hope this helps.

                                jane

                                in reply to: Louet Spring squeaky… #34933
                                Jane Stafford
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                                  Hi Ed,

                                  Refridgerator blindness, I love that……I have that!!!!  Too funny.

                                  Squeak on my Spring Loom

                                  Here you go 🙂

                                  Cheers,

                                  Jane

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