Norma OCuilinn

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  • in reply to: Harrisville Shetland blanket fringe? #33288
    Norma OCuilinn
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      Hi Ed,

      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.

       

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      in reply to: Episode 2 #29901
      Norma OCuilinn
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        Whooohooo! Looks good, Raven. Pretty colors.  Looks sorta random.  I like that. 🙂

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        in reply to: Episode 2 #29775
        Norma OCuilinn
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          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 hug

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          in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29720
          Norma OCuilinn
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            Right!  Thank you.

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            in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29703
            Norma OCuilinn
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              Yes. But the twisting, binding seemed to be before it got to the raddle and all down the warp towards the chain

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              in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29700
              Norma OCuilinn
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                To Ginette,

                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.

                 

                 

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                Norma OCuilinn
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                  Ok. So how shall we meet up?  When, where?

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                  Norma OCuilinn
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                    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!

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                    in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29614
                    Norma OCuilinn
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                      Oh my gracious.  That’s beautiful.  It almost looks like overshot.  I may need to get that book 🙂

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                      in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29611
                      Norma OCuilinn
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                        Picture?  I’ve never heard of Earls Canvas… I’ll look it up

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                        in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29609
                        Norma OCuilinn
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                          So, Ginette, when you make cloth with Shetland how much shrinkage do you usually get?

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                          in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29608
                          Norma OCuilinn
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                            Thank you

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                            in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29606
                            Norma OCuilinn
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                              Hi Ginette

                              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.

                               

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                              in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29602
                              Norma OCuilinn
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                                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.

                                Cheers

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                                in reply to: Working with Harrisville Shetland #29595
                                Norma OCuilinn
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                                  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.

                                  thank you

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