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      I agree it is the little things are so important.  I would like to see a handout of how Jane ends and starts a weft.  I found the video of Jane doing this was just too fast hard to see.  Also the same for splicing a join.  Thank you.

      Freda.

      in reply to: Season 3: Episode 7: Double Width, Double Layers #89841
      Freda
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        I finished my shawl and I love it!  Can’t see fold.  I have not brushed it.   Love the drape.   Learned a lot by doing sample first. Now I want to do more.  Perhaps  softer yarn.  Maybe a zephyr shawl?

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        in reply to: Season 3: Episode 7: Double Width, Double Layers #86038
        Freda
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          Hi

          I love double weave but I never really took the time to understand it.  Now I do!  Thank you.

          I have woven my sample now ready for my shawl.  (So glad I did!)  I used my counterbalanced Leclerc fanny and I was nervous I wouldn’t get a good shed and I did!!!!   Using the colours I have on hand as I am trying to use up my stash.  I lost my mind at one point and beat too heavily (in the middle) so my weft white stripes are too bright.  I managed ok with the fold.  I forgot to leave a dent and I did not use a slippery thread, so pulling out the thread was messy.  Will do this for the shawl.  I have heard you can thread 1,1, for the fold.  Will this work?  I did not splice but will for the shawl.  I have a front loading machine.  A bit of a pain.  I agitated for a total of 7 minutes but I think it needs more.  (I was afraid of over doing it).  Fabric is not super soft but ok.  Not sure how it should feel and look.  Can hardly wait to start weaving the shawl.  Will twisting fringe with Harrisville look ok?  First time I have used this yarn and I love it. Thanks so much!

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          Freda
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            Hi

            I have a 36 inch loom.  Would it be possible to do a plain double weave using mohair?  If I tied on to a dummy warp and lifted the harnesses independently as you described?  Or do you think I am asking for trouble?

            I enjoyed watching this video.  Very informative.

            Thanks

            Freda

             

             

            in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.2 – The Sample Game – Name that Graphic #156788
            Freda
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              What yarn was used for the placemats in this video? Fabulous lesson on graphics. Thank you!

              in reply to: Episode 3: Tell us what you think :^) #30675
              Freda
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                Hi

                I found a hemstitching handout but I don’t think it is the one mentioned in video.  Does not have instructions for left handed hemstitching. ??  Thank you

                P.S.  Wonderful video.  Well explained.  I am constantly learning!!

                 

                in reply to: Counting Threads #29441
                Freda
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                  Hi

                  Thanks Inga.  Counting threads with a chain is slow.   I will be interested to see how Jane warps the loom.  I am learning lots of interesting tips. Thank you.

                  Freda

                   

                  in reply to: Counting Threads #29423
                  Freda
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                    Hi

                    Using a little piece of contrasting yarn, I do a little chain to count my threads.  So every 1/2 inch of threads I count as one section of the chain, so two chains would be 1 inch of threads and so on.  This helps me when I am warping then I have bundles of threads for each 1/2 inch in my  raddle.  Also a quick way to check my thread count.  What do you think of this process?

                    Freda

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