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      I have reviewing the video – and it appears that the center black warp stripe (and framing on sides )is 2/30 silk?  I believe Jane says that makes a smoother(?) clasp area in the middle clasp section  ?   Thank you for identifying the 2/20 black weft !!  Since these yarns are not inexpensive, I want to get it right 🙂

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        For the last scarf using  2/20 silk,

        1.). How many skeins of Margarita Violeta,  Buddha Berry, and Ariel’s Voice has Jane used?

        2.). Is the Black also 2/20 silk?  Many thanks !!  The scarfs are absolutely gorgeous !!

        in reply to: Thoughts on 2.5.1 – Parrot at the table #186955
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          For the next to last scarf – clasped weft using Ariel’s Voice:

          1).  Is Black 2/20 Silk used for the warp AND skinny weft line that is clasped?  (the weft line looks reddish – not black)

          2.). How long, and how many skeins of Ariel’s Voice was used for Jane’s beautiful scarf.?  It looks to be about 2 yards in length and is gorgeous.  I only ordered one skein, and should have inquired.

          in reply to: Thoughts on 2.5.2 – Parrot at the loom #186832
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            To “open up” the original Parrot warp from 18 epi,  does Jane do a hem stitch, cut the warp to re-sley at either 12 or 16 epi (for the extra bit at the end of the warp), and tie up fresh to the front apron rod?  It seems obvious, but I may have missed this part.   I love these colors, and plan to weave something special at the end 🙂

             

            Jan
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              Does Jane recommend  the regular Schacht 11″ shuttle, or the slim Schacht 11″ shuttle?  I know it depends on hand size.  It’s difficult to make that decision without having both accessible.  I understand that the slim allows one to weave closer to the beater, but also holds less yarn?  Suggestions please?  Thank you SOOOO very much !!

              Jan
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                These videos are amazing. Because I have not done any weaving in many years, I am reviewing, and find more useful details each time.  Whatever I learned long ago (college art teacher education class) was not nearly as much fun as watching Jane’s videos – which are like my “happy pills” each day with my cup of tea.  My husband made a rattle for me and without question said I needed the Irwin Quick Grips.  Now, if I can just keep them in the house 🙂

                Question:

                My 30-year-old mighty wolf came with only a 12 dent reed.  Going forward, since these are not cheap, which reed(s) do you suggest I purchase next?  Looking forward to making this journey of color and joy.

                Jan
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                  Thank you Ginette !!

                  That video answers all my questions and much more !!    I don’t know how I completely missed that very wonderful bonus on hemming.  Thank you for your timely response.

                  I have very old warp on my loom that I will practice on until my supplies for Season 2 arrive.

                  These videos and Jane’s style of teaching are just amazing.  I am late to the party, but so glad I found you 🙂

                  Jan

                  Jan
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                    Very simple questions – perhaps too simple:

                    (1) How does Jane finish a straight hem ?   It appears to be a sewing machine finish  – but how much to tuck under before the fold, and is there a special technique used to not unravel ?  Does the hem stitch apply to fringe and also a straight hem ?

                    (2) How to skip between projects on the same warp without cutting ?  ( I am watching all of Season 2 while waiting for my beautiful yarns to arrive 🙂

                    I greatly appreciate these beautiful videos and excellent techniques Jane is teaching.  My days are filled with joy.

                    in reply to: Thoughts on 10.7 – Season 1 Finale #184243
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                      It has been many years since I used my loom.  I am like a new baby weaver.

                      Thank you Jane for giving me courage to begin again.  I found you when I went on line to search for “how to read a draft” because that’s how much I had forgotten !!  After watching, I realized what an amazing and kind teacher you are !!  I learned more in that “how to read a draft” video than reading books I have collected – but never used as the patterns were so darn intimidating !!  I found the Jane Stafford Guild, joined, and began watching from the beginning.  I found the answers to many questions I had not even begun to imagine !!

                      I love the way Jane teaches so effortlessly but completely.  Weaving just flows from Jane, and I am happy to say that some of it had drifted all the way to Texas.   You have my most humble and sincere gratitude.  Dusting off that loom with joy and some confidence for whatever may happen.

                      Jan
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                        Thank you so very much for these beautiful and crazy easy videos to watch which I have been binging for the past few days.  I am almost 70, and my loom has been stored away for over 25 years (life happens).   I have forgotten so very much and appreciate the way Jane teaches from the very beginning.  I recognize many of the bad habits I developed .  Jane makes everything so simple and fun (“easy peasy” she says- though I don’t have an Uncle Bob — he must live in Canada :).   I can hardly wait to explore my old box of yarns to see if there is any life left – and look forward to purchasing some pretty yarns from Jane.   Hopefully, my bad habits will be replaced with better ones from Jane.  Thank you for sharing so much joy !!   Jan in Dallas.

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