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  • in reply to: Season 3: Episode 6 – Simple Collapse Weave #94024
    Janet
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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.

      in reply to: Season 3: Episode 6 – Simple Collapse Weave #91227
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        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!

        in reply to: Season 3: Episode 6 – Simple Collapse Weave #87423
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          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”

          in reply to: Season 3: Episode 6 – Simple Collapse Weave #87334
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            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!

            in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #71347
            Janet
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              Gorgeous! Did you use the mohair for warp too?

              in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #71346
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                So, the upshot is this is going absolutely fine.  I’m using my Schacht Standard loom and the weaving is a dream.  337C946E-460D-4B80-98F1-3AF0752E4521  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.

                in reply to: Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting #68519
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                  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.

                  in reply to: Thoughts on 2.6.2 – Plaid at the Loom #156527
                  Janet
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                    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?

                    Janet
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                      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.

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