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How do the diagonal lines sometimes go all the same direction across the whole piece and sometimes opposite?
I’m looking at my Maurice Brassard sample cards for 8/2 cotton and there’s no apricot. Has it changed its name? I’m in Australia so not buying from the JST store.June 12, 2020 at 1:26 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 3.4 – Good Weaving Technique – You Can Weave in 10 Minutes #169805
Would you use the same beating routing for any type of weaving, even weft-faced rugs? I’m a bit confused because I was doing your way for my rug and people are saying you should change to the next shed before beating?February 11, 2020 at 3:41 pm in reply to: Episode 1 – Introduction to Twills & Simple Two Stripe Sample #154355
Regarding tie-up counterbalance vs jack looms. I think it’s worth mentioning countermarche looms. I bought a countermarche floor loom after learning at a workshop on an Ashford table-loom. It confused me for the longest time because people were always talking about which ones to tie-up, and now I know that on a countermarche loom you have to tie every treadle to every shaft you’re using, either telling it to go up or down. It took me quite a lot of asking and internet surfing before I realised that. Probably old news for most people but I think it is worth mentioning next time you do a video with tie-ups mentioned.
I’m doing it with a 6 because that’s what I have, and it looks ok, I’m expecting it to even out once it’s off the loom and washed. if not, at least the sley marks are even!January 12, 2020 at 1:42 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 2.6 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front – Tying onto the Front Apron and Tensioning the Warp #157678
For things like this it would be great if you had an overhead camera filming from above so people could clearly see how you’re tying those knots. The process is somewhat obscured by your right hand.
Thanks for a great segment, I’ll be using this hopefully today if I finish threadingJanuary 6, 2020 at 12:38 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 2.1 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front – Warping a Loom 1, cotton boucle warp #157575
I’ve untangled it and cut the end now but it was twisting like plying together in a spiral, and many of the ends plying together presumably from twist added whilst making the warp on the warping board?January 5, 2020 at 6:56 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 2.1 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front – Warping a Loom 1, cotton boucle warp #157573
My warp isn’t neat once it’s all wound on it’s all twisty at the end and hard to know if it’s even for cutting. What am I doing wrong?January 5, 2020 at 1:47 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 2.1 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front – Warping a Loom 1, cotton boucle warp #157571
With a short warp, the weight of it hanging wouldn’t provide enough tension for putting it in the raddle, how would you remedy this?
I’d also like to see an example where there are two or more warp chains and how the whole process is managed in that case. Do you hold them together at the front as one when winding on?January 2, 2020 at 12:53 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 2.4 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front – Threading the Heddles #157641
I have a countermarche loom where there are cords tied through holes in the bottom heddle bars at the middle, joining them to the lams (or is it lamms?) and so my heddles can’t slide across the whole width freely. How can I think of this step-by-step for dummies so I don’t end up with either too few heddles on the right, or too many bunching up in the middle? Do I just need to count the exact amount of each and a few extra in case?December 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 3.8.3 – Supplementary Warp, Dealing with Your Floats and a Tad More on Design #155944
I do, we live rural and our internet connection is not the fastest but we can watch netflix and youtube no problems, but these videos drive me crazy stopping all the time unless I get up and watch them at 5 am, when there’s less people using the internet I assume. And I have it set to either lowest quality or auto.December 26, 2019 at 12:39 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 3.8.1 – Introduction to Supplementary Warps #155922
I would have liked to have been shown detail of the sample when explaining the tie-up and what each combination produces. I think that would have helped understand. So I guess I should have printed the PDF to look at while watching! (printer not working.)December 14, 2019 at 1:19 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 3.4.2 – Weft Faced, Plain Weave Sequences at the Loom #156093
I found that if I measured, say, an inch, when I went on weaving some more that “inch” would continue to squish down and become much smaller. I’m not using the same yarn as the project recommends, I’m using handspun, but is that usual?
I’m wondering why you chose to do the join at the edge when you ran out of natural for the stripe at around 23 minutes? Wouldn’t it be easier to just have two threads overlap in the middle and nothing sticking out to sort later?
In case anyone is following, the relevant part starts at about 31 minutes in on 2.2.3.