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I have a spring loom which I put together with a tiny bit of help from my husband. It really wasn’t too difficult. There was a technique that I didn’t know about having to do with banging the nut down into the wood. I forget now what it’s called. Anyway,when you get your new loom I’m sure you’ll enjoy putting it together and using it.
I have planned to make 4 blankets in a row with a 10- 10.5 yd warp. It will be the widest project I’ve put on the loom as I’m using the full 43″ width. So, I’m also planning to have a friend come over and help with tensioning it as I beam it on. I know Jane does it all alone but I like company and help! 🙂 especially for my first really big, at least for me, project.0
Whooohooo! Looks good, Raven. Pretty colors. Looks sorta random. I like that. 🙂0
Yup, just finished watching it as well. I love the texsolv cording to hold the warp rod in place. That gets cut and put on next time I’m warping the loom!
27 yards makes my toes squinch and my eyes cross…. But, as they say, never say never… I think the longest I have planned is about 10. Long enough for now, thanks.
Good job, Jane. Big hug0
Right! Thank you.0
well I just beamed about 9 yds of Shetland and a thread broke while beaming. It got caught on adjacent threads and tangled. This stuff tangles so easily.
Do you have any suggestions for keeping it from wrapping around itself. It was chained tightly and the cross was 2×2.
I just tied the broke bit together in a knot and I’ll keep my eye out for it while I’m weaving. This is certainly a learning curve.0February 3, 2017 at 8:11 am in reply to: Meet-up at ANWG Conference in Victoria – JST’s Online Guild will meet in the Mystic Market from 12:15pm until 1:15pm on Saturday July 1st #29667
Ok. So how shall we meet up? When, where?0January 31, 2017 at 12:14 pm in reply to: Meet-up at ANWG Conference in Victoria – JST’s Online Guild will meet in the Mystic Market from 12:15pm until 1:15pm on Saturday July 1st #29635
I just registered for the conference and will likely arrive a day or 2 early just to have more time as I’m coming up from Texas. So, I’ll be there!0
Oh my gracious. That’s beautiful. It almost looks like overshot. I may need to get that book 🙂0
Picture? I’ve never heard of Earls Canvas… I’ll look it up0
So, Ginette, when you make cloth with Shetland how much shrinkage do you usually get?0
Ha! I got it to work! It’s drying in this picture. The dark horizontal line roughly in the middle was me messing with beat…. Oh well, not so noticeable now it’s dry…. First time to weave with Shetland. I learned a lot. And it’s going to a friend who is happy to be a Guinea pig. It’s for the foot of her bed. The center is grey/brown, grey/brown across, weft is obviously black.0
Thank you Inga! I had completely forgotten about that as an option. It’s a good idea and I’ll do that for the next project which is a shetland/mohair scarf.
ok. I finished the first blanket out of Shetland and fulled it and that went fine. It had a 15% change horizontally and a 10% shrinkage in length.
However, when I was tensioning it on the apron rod before weaving I broke a whole bout of threads at the knot! ( I half hitched the unbroken threads around the bundle and then taped it tight. It stayed)
I didn’t realize it’s so fragile. So, I’m wondering if any of you have a helpful hint about getting it settled with a good tension when tying on.