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  • in reply to: Thoughts on 3.1.1 – Introduction to Denting #156239
    carol1855wlr
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      Can’t wait to get started on this one! Certainly isn’t ‘plain’ weave. I’ love the samples and can’t wait to work with silk for the first time.

      carol1855wlr
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        When will the 1st episode of Season 3 be available?  Can’t wait!

        in reply to: Louet David Loom #60605
        carol1855wlr
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          Thank You Patricia, that was exactly the type of info I was seeking and I appreciate you taking the time to share!  I’m a relatively new weaver so Jane’s Online Guild was a God send; I learned ways of doing things before I had made too many bad habits.  I’m 66 with back issues so hearing of the ease of weaving was a real boost.  I’m also short 5’2″, with average to short legs and the David looked like it would be a great fit.  I’m still searching for local businesses where I can take one for a test drive, but may not be possible.  I’ve had a lot of folks recommend the Schacht jack looms, but the only 8 shaft one I tried, a Mighty Wolf, was not comfortable to me.  I also love the looks of the Spring, but I have concerns about being physically able to do the tie ups, the David is so much less work, therefore time I’ll be on the floor.  And for me there is the cost issue, saving for the Spring will take me years yet and I don’t want to wait that long.  Have a marvelous New Year weaving on that beautiful loom!

          in reply to: Louet David Loom #60572
          carol1855wlr
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            Thank You Patricia!  What a lovely sight; looks like you can really get right in there to thread.  How do you like your new David?  Have you found any down sides to it?  I’ve been drooling over the David for several years now!

            in reply to: Louet David Loom #60570
            carol1855wlr
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              Thank You Ginette for getting back tome so promptly!  Have a wonderful New Year!  You told me what I was hoping to hear!

              in reply to: Thoughts on 2.11.1 – Putting it all together #156334
              carol1855wlr
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                Hi Jane and Crew! I just want you to know what a significant impact you have had on a relatively new weaver. You’ve given me a strong foundation on which to build. You’ve helped me to break some early bad habits before they became indelibly ingrained. Most of all you’ve helped me to develop ‘new’ eyes from which to view the world around me and to translate that world into fabric I love. Thank You each and every one of you!!!

                in reply to: Season 2, Episode 4 – Colour and Weave Gamp #48937
                carol1855wlr
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                  Jan I just love, love, love the colors you chose!  Beautiful!

                  carol1855wlr
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                    This was my first double width project.  See the white strips down what was the fold in my cloth?  HELP!  What did I do wrong?  I want to avoid this in the future.  It really didn’t seem like I had excessive draw in on that side.  I used a 4 shaft table loom and 8/2 cotton.  In person it appears to be warp threads are very close together not weft.  Also it’s more apparent in the 18 epi sample, the 16 epi less so.

                    carol1855wlr
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                      I really didn’t experience any problems with the tension, I was surprised as I thought I might.  I will not forget that step in the future though.  I also learned more about my weaving software and how to do double with cloth so I might be able to do the next lesson as double width and not resort to the rigid heddle.  Think I’ll give it a try anyway.  While I faced many obstacles with my first lesson, I learned so much!  A Big Thanks to Jane and the whole gang!

                      carol1855wlr
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                        I finished my Asymmetry samples.  I learned so much thru this exercise.  I really made a dog’s breakfast when entering the draft into my weaving software; I was attempting double width cloth for the first time and got so caught up in making it work and keeping in mind Fibonacci I completely lost sight of the parameters of the draft.  Oh well, I did do double width even though I ended up with dish cloths rather than dish towels.  the top row have been washed and hemmed, the bottom row is straight off the loom and zig zag along hem edges.IMG_0176

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                        carol1855wlr
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                          I’ve got my first project all on the loom and the first one woven.  It’s been a real comedy of errors, first I’m trying to learn WeaveIt Pro and with my narrow loom I was attempting a double weave cloth.  Well I made big mistakes in entering the project information and what I hoped would been dish towel sized samples have turned into dish cloth size projects.  My fault, all my fault, LOL.  You would have thought I would have double checked the math, or maybe used some basic common sense, but no.  Well this size will make great samples on which to try everything I want to try design and color wise.  I’ll also have plenty of room to open up the settt without too much effort (she say’s optimistically).  Anyway having fun!  Pictures to follow when I have several finished.

                          carol1855wlr
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                            Ginette, Thank You! That sounds like a great idea and I’ll give it a try.

                            carol1855wlr
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                              Finally finished tieing on the warp to the back beam.  All went fairly smoothly, a miracle as it’s only my second time trying back to front.  Got everything wound on and ready to thread the heddles and found a broken thread.  RATS!  This is my first ever broken thread.  I’m sure I handled it wrong as I tied the two ends together with an overhand knot, I don’t know the weaver’s knot and I’ll repair it when I get to that section.  All ready to go and sit down and I remembered I forgot to lash together the apron rod and warp rod.  Guess that means I’ll be having problems with tension down the line.  DOUBLE RATS!  Oh well, live and learn.  Nothing like a mistake to keep you from repeating it in the future!  Hope to get to threading heddles on Friday or early next week.  I’m excited to get to weaving as I love this sample!  I’ve seen so many gorgeous items posted here!  Time for a break!

                              in reply to: Season 2, Episode 4 – Colour and Weave Gamp #47228
                              carol1855wlr
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                                Looks like I’m going to weave this one on my rigid heddle loom.  I’ve discovered I can use my double heddle setup to achieve a higher thread count.  SO. . . I can warp 18 epi with 2 of my 10 dent heddles.  Found the answers in some older books I forgot I had.  Will be a new adventure for me.  But I’m pleased I’ll be able to see the individual gamp squares blooming before my eyes!

                                I also seem to be making a dog’s breakfast of the threading for double width weaving in my WeaveIt Pro, so I probably will not use my smaller 4 shaft table loom.  Though I’ll keep trying!  I’m a very ‘stick to it’ kinda gal.

                                A big Thank You to everyone who helped me, I really appreciate it!

                                in reply to: Season 2, Episode 4 – Colour and Weave Gamp #47194
                                carol1855wlr
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                                  Kathy I was just on Ravelry looking at your projects; they were great!  I do appreciate knowing just what 15 epi would be like to weave and wash.  I was concerned it would be too loose, but it looks lovely in your photo!  I’ll put some warp on both looms and see what happens.  Thanks Again!

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