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  • in reply to: Re-slaying the reed #92179
    Jae
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      Cut a dozen-ish threads at a time, then tie them in a loose knot between the heddles and reed- preferably a knot that you can easily undo. This should stop them from sliding backwardsa and falling out of the heddles.

      in reply to: Problem weaving twill #90056
      Jae
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        It is possible – depends on the threading / treadling combination and thoughtful consideration of which side you are throwing the shuttle.  You might have lucked in to the perfect situation without realizing it.

        But most of the time, a floating selvedge is needed to capture the outside threads of your warp.

        in reply to: WTH!!! #83936
        Jae
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          Hi Judy,

          I agree with Ginette and Yezemin.  It looks like the weft is pulled tighter in some areas and looser in others at the selvedge.  We all experience this as new weavers and in total transparency, I still do sometimes as a not new weaver!  Takes practice and mindfulness.  Eventually, you’ll develop the technique that works best for you to make consistent and good edges.

          in reply to: Sectional Warp Beam, stay or remove? #82848
          Jae
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            The only looms I have owned have sectional beams.  I do not use a tension box and have warped more than 10 yards without a problem.  When I started weaving I put the warp on front to back, but have switched to Jane’s method. The trick is using lashing for the rod that goes through the end of your warp that is the right length to allow the rod to wind on your sectional beam without interfering with the pegs.

            The biggest negative I have found to my sectional isn’t the warping, but using weights like for cramming/denting.  I cannot use a rod across the warp as it gets stuck on the pegs.  I have to weight the loose threads in each section and pay attention when/if they get hung up and don’t hang like they are meant to do.

            in reply to: Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting #75985
            Jae
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              Clare, That is beautiful!

              in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #74594
              Jae
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                It took me a while, but my cramming and denting scarves are finally off the loom!  I did one in all linen (Powder Blue, Indigo, and Denim) and one with 30/2 silk (Denim, Salt Spring Sky) for the weft.  I really enjoyed this warp!!

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                in reply to: Season 3: Episode 4 – Weft Faced #74593
                Jae
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                  Ruth, Those are gorgeous!

                  in reply to: Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting #69768
                  Jae
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                    I really enjoyed this!  One half was black and the other was part of the muted gamp from last season.  I used 16/2 cotton for the warp and weft for 3 scarves and 30/2 silk for another.  The silk seemed to allow the warp threads move more than the cotton. Something to remember for the future.

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                    All the project details are here

                    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #65662
                    Jae
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                      I have a friend who owns a Baby Wolf and has woven with linen a lot using this loom.  I asked her for tips.  She said the best advice she could give was to not crank the tension on the warp.  Make it just tight enough to have a clean shed, but don’t try to make it trampoline tight.  Given that she rarely has issues, I’m going to go on faith that I can use my jack loom to make this sample, too.

                      in reply to: Shuttle picking up bottom threads #63608
                      Jae
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                        You may also want to experiment with different shuttles.  Some are blunt ended and some have a bit of an upwards curl depending on the maker.  I was really struggling until I switched to a shuttle that had a curl.  It was less likely to dip under and catch the bottom threads when I threw it.  I still have to be more careful than on a loom with a rail, but the type of shuttle reduced the issue a lot for me.

                         

                        in reply to: Season 2, Episode 4 – Colour and Weave Gamp #48388
                        Jae
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                          I really like how the yellow “pops” when it is used in a larger section than just the divider.

                          in reply to: Season 2 Episode 6 – Designing Plaids #46694
                          Jae
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                            I love your scarf!  I think the stripe accents are a really neat affect.

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