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  • in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.4 – Sample One – Asymmetry at the Loom #195240
    alexander mackenzie
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      Two egg cups, some measuring spoons, a dog collar, and a bunch of S-hooks! And various combinations of that. 🙂60DEB237-D139-476A-97A9-319EBF995BE31F54304D-B1EC-4558-A727-F6D486C41D2A

      in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.4 – Sample One – Asymmetry at the Loom #195210
      alexander mackenzie
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        I’m halfway through the 6 yards on this sample, and I’m happy to report that although my warp is centred over the leftmost 2 of 6 treadles, the jacks are not having any problems lifting the harnesses. Thanks again for your help

        in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.3 – Introduction to Sample One #195208
        alexander mackenzie
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          Yes, same 8/2 cotton for the warp. The weft is slub cotton. Really happy to hear you suggest a tug of the bias. It’s so loose in threads, I feel optimistic that could work.

          I wasn’t able to get lasting or consistent results from changing the weight on the 10 threads, or the warp tension generally, so I was hoping there was some standard response about increasing or decreasing weight. I like just giving it a tug! I’ll post the final result.

          Thanks for your help.

          in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.3 – Introduction to Sample One #195198
          alexander mackenzie
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            looking for help with this warp tension issue, above

            in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.3 – Introduction to Sample One #195150
            alexander mackenzie
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              I replaced the zinger with dark grey and I can’t get rid of this frowny fell. If I add lots of weight, and then tension the rest of the warp as tight as piano strings, it resolves, but then creeps back after a while. I add more weight, take away weight, adjust tension…. I feel like I’m shooting in the dark. Any wisdom? This is at 12 epi, so good and sleezy. Easy to move threads around.

              in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.4 – Sample One – Asymmetry at the Loom #195085
              alexander mackenzie
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                EAC203B7-3FBD-4AA8-A5E4-F3B1EB755C4BAfter I replaced the zinger with grey, I started getting a wobbly fell line. Adding weight to the 10 warp threads I can get it straight for a bit, although I have to put high tension on the rest of the warp. That makes me think why don’t I just put lest weight on the 10 threads? Then I get into a game of more weight, less weight, and individually beating the weft with a needle across those 10 threads. Driving me crazy. Some wisdom please?

                in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.4 – Sample One – Asymmetry at the Loom #193833
                alexander mackenzie
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                  Thanks!  Actually, I tried putting some weights on the left side of a couple harnesses and jacking them, and it looks like they were going up evenly.  I’m optimistic, but I will report back.  Cheers!

                  in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.4 – Sample One – Asymmetry at the Loom #193811
                  alexander mackenzie
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                    It’s not so much the sectional aspect. Really the question is whether a jack loom can handle having the weight of the warp off to one side. If no one has an opinion, I may take the plunge and I’ll report back.

                    in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.4 – Sample One – Asymmetry at the Loom #193785
                    alexander mackenzie
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                      I may have taken the asymmetry too far, lol. I have a sectional warp. I decided to beam this in 20 sections, at 14 epi, being a happy medium of the range of setts for this project (and making very annoying sections as the stripes split up irregularly, and each section has to be threaded individually in the tension box, but I made that choice).  Anyway, I completely lost my head, and centred it as a 10 inch weaving width, instead of 20, and didn’t clue into this until I was 7 sections into it (I blame the pandemic for everything I do wrong).  Since this is PW, and it’s still centred on treadles 1 and 2, I can just move my bench to the left. My concern is what will happen when I’m jacking up harnesses that have a warp weighted to the left of the loom? Am I crazy to even consider it? Taking 7” of sectional warp off and rebeaming  it will be ugly. Really don’t want to do it if I can get away with waaaay off-centre warp. Any guesses?

                      in reply to: Thoughts on 6.1 – Division of Space #191810
                      alexander mackenzie
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                        I’ve got it! I’ve got it!!!  I don’t know what I was doing wrong or right, but I’ve got it and HAVE TO go watch it RIGHT NOW!  Thanks for your quick response.

                        in reply to: Thoughts on 6.1 – Division of Space #191809
                        alexander mackenzie
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                          ignore this

                          in reply to: Thoughts on 6.1 – Division of Space #191787
                          alexander mackenzie
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                            Oh, and to be clear, I have no difficulty viewing any of the other episodes.

                            in reply to: Thoughts on 6.1 – Division of Space #191748
                            alexander mackenzie
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                              I have heard this is “the best episode” of season 1, but I have been unable to view any of it.

                              I have tried on my iPad, PC, MacBook, and iPhone.

                              I have tried the suggestions of viewing in and out of private mode, and clearing my cache, and all that.

                              It’s making me sad, and jealous of everyone who got to see it! #FOMO

                              Any ideas?

                              alexander mackenzie
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                                @ Karen Bondy I had this problem with my shuttle picking up threads from the lower shed. I fixed it by raising my shuttle race. My lower batten bar is not adjustable, but on my Nilus Leclerc, at the bottom of the batten swords there is a slider. I adjusted the bolts so the whole batten sits a wee bit higher, and now as long as I am weaving in what Jane calls the “sweet spot,” the lower threads of my shed lie nicely on the shuttle race.  Full disclosure: I have not yet tried a mohair warp.

                                in reply to: Warping a sectional beam #189795
                                alexander mackenzie
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                                  Oh yeah, one great advantage of sectional is no fussing with paper on your warp beam!

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