Barbara G.

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      This was a GREAT episode! I’ve taken a few weaving classes at a local arts organization, and a few of these calculations were explained, but I never learned the necessity of calculating “draw in” on a warp, “take up” on a weft, or how to calculate how much yarn I’d need for a given project.  This put all of it together.  Thank you!

      I love the master sett chart.  But I see a lot of people using tencel and in fact I have two cones of 8/2 tencel.  Can you give us a couple of suggestions for sett on tencel for a couple of different drapes (firm, softer, etc) or is the sett comparable to one of the materials already listed on the chart?

      Barbara G.
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        Hello!  I’m a newbie to both weaving and the online guild classes.  I’ve taken a couple of courses locally, but really enjoy working my way through these lessons.  I’m halfway through Season 1 and thinking about ordering yarn now for things that will come up in Season 2, because I have NO stash.  I have lots of knitting yarns of various types, but gather that most of these will be unusable for weaving on my Baby Wolf.  The only actual weaving yarn I have is 2 cones/colors of Maurice Brassard 2/8 Tencel (I also have the whole MB color book) and most of the Season 2 kits are sold out.   So my question is, should I buy a lot of different cones, or can I pick out some colors I like and use for multiple projects in Season 2?  Is the 2/8 Tencel (which the seller told me is the Canadian version of 8/2 – not sure that’s right) useful for any of the projects?  Any other suggestions for building a stash for Season 2?  Thanks!

        Barbara G.
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          Thank you! I didn’t realize (or maybe I forgot?!) that the threads on the warp were supposed to line up in the order they go through the heddles.  I’ll practice today! 🙂

           

          Barbara G.
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            Can you please explain why you would wind multiple colors together at the same time?  Is it only for projects that have random colors throughout the warp?  I’m a newbie (done just one project before in a class, now own my own floor loom).  If I’m going to do a warp with, for example, 10 strands of blue, then 10 strands of red, then 10 strands of yellow, etc., wouldn’t I want to warp one then another, then the other?  I suppose I could tie the each new section onto the last so that I wouldn’t be taking them all off, but if I’m going to have multiple blue stripes, and multiple reds, etc., wouldn’t it be simpler to wind all of one color (tying off each section of 10 in this example) followed by the next color?  Or am I missing something?  It seems as though it would be really difficult to separate out the colors this way.  Thank you!

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