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April 15, 2021 at 4:32 am in reply to: Thoughts on 2.3 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front – Warping a 27 yd long warp #208717
I wound on 6 yards and it went pretty well. the sides on the paper do have gapping where the warp is not in-between the layers. I assumed this was normal. The warp tension appears to be good. What does Jane mean when she says “no slack” in the paper. Just that she cannot tug on the paper as it is tight or something else.
Thanks, PaulieApril 11, 2021 at 7:08 am in reply to: Thoughts on 3.1 – Good Weaving Technique – Introduction #203413
I wove a couple of the towels with boucle warp and weft. I used the 8/2 cotton for the weft for the hem margin. Really could not tell the difference between the boucle and 8/2 unless I really looked. I think the 8/2 makes a better hem.April 2, 2021 at 5:54 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 1.3 – Making a Good Warp – Multiple Ends in Your Warp and Wider Warps on a Warping Board #201724
I built a warping mill. I used 3/4 inch dowels at 36″ long for the rods to wrap the warp around. After putting nearly 2,000 yards of 8/2 cotton warping 4 ends at a time, the slack on the top was so great, I couldn’t use it. I pulled the cotton back off the mill and put onto 4 different spools and re-warped the mill at 6 yards length instead of the initial 9 yards and broke the warp into 4 sections. I’m almost scared to put the warp on the loom for fear I warped it incorrectly and will be so disappointed when it doesn’t warp on the loom correctly. I’ll use bottles of water as weights on all four chains… I think that will work.
While the warps did not bow the dowels during the smaller warping widths, it felt like I had similar tension throughout, but the cross did not appear real secure. it tied okay, just not sure, about the tension I use on the warping mill. Should I put some conduit over the dowels or just lighten my tension. I saw a video where a woman was using pcv pipe as a warping mill, so decided I was holding the thread too tight.
This is just a hard task for me without asking for input. Thanks for any help you can give. Paulie
I loved this class! I loved watching the towels grow – will iron and hem with a blind hem stitch which i am just learning about!September 22, 2020 at 7:20 am in reply to: Thoughts on 3.1 – Good Weaving Technique – Introduction #179421
Good morning! I put on enough warp To weave three 30” towels. The outside edges have become very loose and I’m 17” into my second towel. Am adding tissue on both rods to make tension as well as weight. Went from plain weave to twill for 2nd towel. Do I cut off and retie for the rest of warp or deal with uneven weft? thanks in advance Heres a picAugust 7, 2020 at 2:34 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 3.1 – Good Weaving Technique – Introduction #175176
I got new shuttle boats and practiced ….probably should practice more. Completed a towel – because I’m also practicing warping….thanks so much for the videos.
Anyway the towel has several missed warps, and uneven tension on the weft – that I did not even see until I pulled the towel off.
I have a 32” Ashford 8 shaft table loom. I know the shuttle dropped (multiple times) I would fix it retrace back to the beginning of the selvedge and throw it again.
thanks, Paulie – Edward’s wife..
My speed really increased over the shuttle stick – but was disappointed with results. I had a 17.5 sett with 8/2 cotton unmercerised and used the 9” shuttle boat before transferring to the 11 inch shuttle boat both open bottom. And the width was 18.4 inches.
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