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So I am new to this also. New to Spring Loom. I just don’t get how you (Jane) look at a draft and know which rise and which sink. Is it experience with many drafts that one just knows?? What is the secret ? Anyone ?
It was suggested that I get the book Tying up the Countermarch Loom to help me to learn how to look at a draft, and be able to tie up the Spring. NOPE. not a bit of help …. I need a workbook or tutorial online that shows me drafts and has me figure out the tie up. IS THERE ANYTHING LIKE THIS ? If not, I think someone should run with the idea. So if anyone knows someone who can use this book, I will send it to them ! I don’t think a store would take it back.March 8, 2021 at 2:16 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 4.3.2 – Small Threadings Gamp at the Loom #199434
Hello… I am fairly new and have come across this lesson. Please tell me if I am treadling correctly. So, for the first row of blocks, I treadle with the threading of #1. Second row of blocks, I treadle to the tune of #2 ??
Hello fellow Ashford weaver
Well, with all your help I was able to warp the loom and made a scarf! I just used some 8/2 cotton I had while I waited for my shipment containing the tencel. I warped the loom again with accuracy and had it ready to go. I could not get my sheds to open. I thought it was too tight with the sticks in back so I loosened those. (they fell awkwardly so I took them out… (bad?). Now I have pulled the threads out of the reed. So frustrated. All threads are through the eye of the heddles. (still)
Can you relate to this problem? I cannot figure out what is going on b/c I had no problems with the cotton warp which I took off last week. I did notice that these strands are sticking together. :-(.
Also, when I step on the bar to release pressure on the roll so I can advance my warp, the whole thing spins or something …then I have to go around and re-wind it. I didn’t know if I had too much or too little tension on that bar.(brake?) Would you mind me asking your name? I am Barbara and my email is email@example.com if you can email me that way, it would be great. Thank you so much
thank you… I did quickly whip up a raddle that is smaller and more lightweight to sit up there. And I used both raddles ! It worked 😁
Ha… your “kids” want to help… so they are taller and can actually poke their noses in to “help”. Mine just cry or whine for attention. My girls are 10 and the one is quite a manipulator… when SHE wants attention, she’ll go to basement and use the pee pad …then she calls me. It’s a two syllable bark…sometimes sounds like “ma ma” and sometimes it sounds like she is calling me by name “BAR-BRA ” !!!!!!! – if she ever puts all three syllables in the “calling my name” (Barbara) I will really be impressed.
Thanks again for all your wonderful help. I truly appreciate it…. I hope I will be able to play it forward. 🙂
Happy New Year to you and yours.
These notes and pictures ARE worth <b>thousands of words – you’re right ! Thank you for your help and kindness in showing me how things should look on my/your loom. I did make a raddle !! This is so exciting. I hope my little girls. (my two Yorkies) don’t fuss when I want to keep working on the warp!! Hopefully I will have pictures that look this beautiful for my files. 🙂
- This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Barbara D Furgiuele.
Ooh I am excited to see. Yesterday I sorta practiced trying to get a little warp on and it didn’t go as bad as the other times. The raddle was still on back though. And I told you how that yarn hangs down and gets tangled up before it tightens around that back roller ?! Well instead of using the pegs to hold the lease sticks – I rubber banded the two together and it worked so much better. It’s awful yarn though. It is a stiff linen and it’s sticky ! ( I bought it to make a silhouette type of deal that I saw in a book for small looms. I will be looking for pics now. If they don’t post can you send to my email? firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi again…. I am so glad to “know” of someone in the same loom as me…. when you said you put the raddle in front of the cross, 1). only one cross? or two? the raddle cross and a threading cross?
2). I also wondered where you put he raddle. (assuming you used the one built into our Loom). If I put it on top of the castle, then I guess it would be very similar to the looms she favors … Louet?
When I go to wind a warp on, those pegs that hold the two lease sticks are a pain. That winding on is what really mixes up my threads. When the roll starts to take up the cords, then the lease sticks, the warp sorta hangs down and gets all messed up. Do I have it set up wrong or something ? Thank you so much for being so kind and helpful.December 31, 2020 at 11:44 am in reply to: Thoughts on 4.1 – Let’s Have a Little Chat About Sett – Setts with Cotton #189663
This is so interesting ! I had NO IDEA that I wanted the holes (neg. space) in my project !!!! Do the neg. spaces in towels affect the absorbency ?
Can I sneak in another little question here since I have your attention?
I have a 12 dent reed that came with my Ashford Floor loom…. is there another size you would suggest for the future? I really am interested in weaving some kind of rag rug placemats (8/4 cotton warp ) Can I do that on this loom? is it heavy enough? (I don’t really understand that lingo, I read it somewhere)
Hi again…. So I watched the first episode and it was good. I got to the second episode…the one I really NEED to watch, and guess what ! It will not work. Must be a broken link or something. I am really bummed.
In my other weaving school, I am doing an overshot class. Well, that’s new enough and awkward, but now I am throwing in Jane’s sequence for beating the open shed. I cannot tell you how many times I lost hold of my shuttle today. When I first started using the loom and shuttles, my two little Yorkies were terrified of the noise and action, especially since the shuttle almost hit them!
Have you had difficulties with the videos? The first and the third episodes work fine. 🙁