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Any tips for softening up the silk after the scarf is finished? It’s really stiff. I did rinse with a little vinegar, but that doesn’t seem to have helped.
I’m using the kit yarn – can anyone give me an idea how much length you lose when you full it? Trying to figure out how long to weave my first scarf. Thanks!
Many inches – not a foot. I used a warping board – I’m used to some unevenness (an inch here and there max). I have a feeling I stretched the wool when I was winding the warp and it tightened up when I took it off the warping board. I’m going to carry on and see what happens. As Jane says, “don’t worry. Have fun”
Just wound on my warp – I’m using the kit yarn. I warp back to front and the wool threads are much shorter at the front of the loom than the silk – I guess because of the springiness. I’ve decided not to worry about it – just tie it on and do the best I can to get even tension. Anyone else have this experience (I’m determined not to call it a problem). Love seeing what everyone has done!
Gorgeous! Did you use the mohair for warp too?
So, the upshot is this is going absolutely fine. I’m using my Schacht Standard loom and the weaving is a dream. I warped in my “comfort zone” as Tom Knisely says -front to back. I kept tension on while warping and it went very smoothly. 1 thread broke (I’d say that’s not unusual for such fine thread) – but, all in all, is working great. The weft is 30/2 silk – I’ll try linen on the 2nd piece just for kicks. Best selvedges I’ve ever had! Oh – also an end feed shuttle.
I used left overs from the Parrot project and love the way it looks! It was hard for me to get a rhythm though and I tucked and clipped all the little ends, which was a pain – curious to see how it holds up. I hand washed and tossed in the dryer til it was kind of dry, then ironed.
I’m curious about measuring the square – I was taught to measure with the tension off, but Jane doesn’t seem to do that – do you think it matters?March 27, 2018 at 8:59 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 2.1.1 – Intro to Season 2, our one and only guild meeting :) #156967
Hi – new member – just spent the last week or so catching up on Season 1. Is there an into email to Season 2 that describes materials we’ll need? Can you send it? thanks.