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  • in reply to: Thoughts on 5.3.4 – Huck Show & Tell #211238
    carol1855wlr
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      Spectacular!  I loved the entire Episode 5.  I finally understand; Thank You Jane!

       

      in reply to: Thoughts on 5.3.1 – Intro to Huck #201560
      carol1855wlr
      Participant

        I can hardly hear Jane speak.  My computer volume is at the max.  Hope you get this straightened out for future episodes!

        in reply to: Thoughts on 4.7.3 – Twill & Basket Weave at the Loom #175741
        carol1855wlr
        Participant

          I’m really enjoying Episode 7, may be my fav so far.  As a relatively new weaver I never though of the basket weave used to replace plain weave.  Thank you Jane for yet another tool in my weaving tool box!  Can’t wait to start this weaving!

          in reply to: Thoughts on 4.4.3 – Point Twill At the Table #166069
          carol1855wlr
          Participant

            I really enjoyed this Episode and learned so much!  Thank You!  I am waiting on the arrival of my new loom so as of yet have not woven the samples.  My new, to me, loom will be a Baby Wolf and it has a 26″ weaving width.  My question:  If I wove my samples in 8/2 cotton sett about 20 would that preserve the essence of the sample lessons? This would give me a kitchen towel sized sample.  My alternative thought would be to use a sett closer to 24 and put basket weave borders to make up the width I would like in my towels.  Jane your thoughts and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.  My baby wolf is an 8 shaft, so I have plenty of room to add borders with specific shafts.

            carol1855wlr
            Participant

              Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!  I now have a good foundation, and less fear to begin using a program with which I have struggled.  Once again, you have brought to me just what I needed when it was needed!

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              in reply to: Louet David Loom #113265
              carol1855wlr
              Participant

                Shari, I’d personally purchase the widest width.  You can always weave less than the max warp width, but you can’t go the other direction.  AND sure as shooting, as soon as you order the narrower width, you’ll want to do a wider project!  I’m excited for you and can’t wait to hear how you like yours!

                 

                in reply to: Thoughts on 3.5.3 – Warp Faced at the Table #156050
                carol1855wlr
                Participant

                  Fabulous! I enjoyed every second of this Episode. My mind is whirling with design ideas. Thank You Jane. Once again you’ve made an exciting episode, teaching me new skills and driving home older ones. Can’t wait to get to playing.

                  carol1855wlr
                  Participant

                    F A N T A S T I C episode ! ! ! I have yet to weave weft faced and am excited to get started. I’d love to do my samples as placemats and am wondering about figuring yardage requirements, so different than plain weave. I’ll just guess and if I have too much, it’ll just be stash I can dive into in future projects. Thank You Jane!

                    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting #66355
                    carol1855wlr
                    Participant

                      Everyone’s scarves are so gorgeous; I can’t wait to get my looms out of storage and get started!

                      in reply to: Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting #63303
                      carol1855wlr
                      Participant

                        Gabi, thanks for the suggestion.  I never thought of using that.  I’ll look for some at Lowes and give it a try.

                         

                        in reply to: Louet David Loom #63302
                        carol1855wlr
                        Participant

                          Thanks Karen!  I thought from looking closely at all the images I could find of the David, that it would fit my 5’2″ person very well.  I’m hoping to test drive one in the next couple of months.  I appreciate your taking the time to post; it really helps!

                          in reply to: Louet David Loom #63234
                          carol1855wlr
                          Participant

                            Hi Trish, thank you for responding.  It was good to hear from another shorter individual.  The David really sounds perfect for me and my bad back.  I think I’ve found a fairly local shop which carries them, so I should be able to take one for a test drive in the near future.  That will tell the tale, as I’ve already tried the Schacht and had problems with my back on the 8 shaft; and I so want an 8 shaft!  Enjoy your new loom!

                            in reply to: Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting #63120
                            carol1855wlr
                            Participant

                              Hi Sandra,

                              I too was worried about slippage.  The drill attachment for bobbins is way, way too small a diameter to work on spools.  I have spools (from The Woolery).  I do place my cones horizontally when I wind my warp and when I wind bobbins.  I too thought a tight wind would be necessary to hopefully minimize the silk from slipping.  I don’t own anything else as slippery as silk to use for a test.  I may just have to try it with part of a skein and see what happens.  That or wait until I can afford a good bobbin winder like Jane uses.  Thanks for your input!

                              in reply to: Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting #63084
                              carol1855wlr
                              Participant

                                I have a question about working with the silk.  My bobbin winder does not accommodate spools (I use a drill with a bit that holds bobbins).  I do own a cone winder (I don’t mean a center pull ball winder) and was wondering if you see a problem winding my silk skeins I purchased from you onto cones instead of spools as Jane demonstrates.  I can’t afford the electric bobbin winder Jane uses right now and need to try equipment I already own.  Thank you for your help!

                                in reply to: Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting #62277
                                carol1855wlr
                                Participant

                                  Quick question from a relatively new weaver:  for the silk thread in hanks, do you first wind it onto a cone before use, and then wind your warp and bobbins?  Seems the easiest thing to me.  I bought the kit, so it’s the 30/2 Bombyx Silk.

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