Jennifer Tennant

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  • in reply to: What do you have on your loom? Share your FOs & WIPs #211032
    Jennifer Tennant
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      Just finished these fingertip towels for a friend  for use in her  guest bathroom. (  I always live in hope that we will be able to have company over again one day. ) Made them with the left over  warp after weaving the  Huck sample in episode 5 fingertip towels 2021 I decided I did not need to make any more scarves so did the sample with 2/8 cotton in natural instead of the suggested bamboo -changing the sett and size so I could make the towels. I used version 1,4,5 and 11 for the towels

      in reply to: What do you have on your loom? Share your FOs & WIPs #210897
      Jennifer Tennant
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        Leslie , I do all my baby blankets at 12 epi with 4/8 cotton and they have a lovely drape after washing.

        Jennifer

        in reply to: What do you have on your loom? Share your FOs & WIPs #199729
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          Just finished this baby blanket for a friend’s  soon to be born grandchild. Decided to thread it using some of the  twill threading in the small gamp from season 4. Woven in 8/4 cotton at 12 epi. Has a lovely drape. IMG_3715

          in reply to: Thoughts on 5.1.4 – Turned Twill Show & Tell #199727
          Jennifer Tennant
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            A friend had requested a scarf in blue and black so decided it would be a good time to practice turned twill .  Still trying to do some stash busting so IMG_3712used Tencel  which I had leftover from previous projects. Unfortunately the colours looked washed out in the picture but it is black and royal blue

            in reply to: What do you have on your loom? Share your FOs & WIPs #196037
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              I see the pictures of the towels I wove downloaded but not the explanation.

              Doing some stash busting lately so wove these towels using the patterns that were featured recently to support the Maiwa foundation. The first 4 towels were from Jane’s Tea towel time with Jane . I did 2 in the turned twill to practice last months lesson. The last 4 were using the Stash , Crackle and Pop Tea towel pattern. Lots of fun choosing colors and freeing up bobbins and using ends of cones. Jennifer

              in reply to: What do you have on your loom? Share your FOs & WIPs #196032
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                Dark Tea towels 1Dark Tea towels 2Crackle weave Tea Towels

                in reply to: Thoughts on 4.3.3 – Small Threadings Gamp at the Table #162601
                Jennifer Tennant
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                  Wanted to try the gamp but needed to weave a baby blanket first so after watching session 3 I  threaded the loom in Rosepath  twill and treadled it in two variations – one in the green and a different treadling for the pink and natural. I first wove a blanket like this 10 years ago. It was fun doing it again with a much better understanding of the weave structure and weaving it by reading the cloth instead of having notes about the treadling order stuck to the loom .That   made it much easier when I got interrupted while weaving. One more blanket to go  for the baby’s older brother then will do the actual gamp. I threaded the next blanket in all the different twill threadings like a gamp. Looks quite interesting so far.IMG_2844 (4)

                  in reply to: What do you have on your loom? Share your FOs & WIPs #154471
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                    ThesesIMG_2415These are 2 scarves I wove recently  from left over Tencel from a previous project.  Used ideas from Session 4 on twills , and previous Colour and design workshop and Jane’s Weaving through India workshop I took a few years ago. The edge and center stripes  are plain weave with twill in betweenIMG_2420

                    in reply to: Season 2 Episode 6 – Designing Plaids #59939
                    Jennifer Tennant
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                      My daughter in law  wanted a plaid shawl in greys and white for Christmas  and liked  the plaid sample we wove in episode 6. Here is the finished product. Woven in Merino wool at 22epiIMG_2878

                      in reply to: Thoughts on 10.8 – Bonus hemming #157190
                      Jennifer Tennant
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                        Missed this watching this episode last fall while I was away and then forgot to go back to watch it as Christmas etc happened then of course then it was into this years episodes. Very helpful episode. Thanks.
                        Question though. Do you go over in any of your episodes washing of cotton tea towels once you have taken them off the loom (after sewing and cutting apart first), if so which episode would I find it in?
                        Thanks
                        Jennifer

                        in reply to: Season 2 Episode 6 – Designing Plaids #45804
                        Jennifer Tennant
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                          I wanted to weave tea towels for an upcoming wedding shower and as the groom has a Scottish background and I had just finished watching episode 6 I decided to do them in plaid and variations on plaid. I got the thread count for their family plaid from the Scottish Register of Tartans-LochNess 2. ( I didn’t like the look of LochNess 1) I had to adapt it a bit to fit the  tea towel.  One I wove the plaid  in plain weave, then in twill as a traditional tartan would be woven. One I  wove in just the blue so it is just a striped towel. Then I had fun doing  a striping sequence IMG_2529IMG_2530 at each end

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                            A friend saw the asymmetry sample and decided she wanted a blanket woven the same except using purple for the zinger. Did it in Beroco Vintage Yarn which is an acrylic, wool nylon blend set at 8epi. Wove it in broken twill rather than plain weave for a nice texture for a blanket.Megan's blanket (2)

                            in reply to: Season 2, Episode 4 – Colour and Weave Gamp #43954
                            Jennifer Tennant
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                              I set the Zephyr for the scarf at 20 epi

                              in reply to: Season 2, Episode 4 – Colour and Weave Gamp #43943
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                                Here’s a scarf I wove using the color and weave Gamp using black and grey Zephyr for both warp and weft. I used 3 blocks that I liked from the gamp and used both grey and black to weave blocks at one end of the scarf and then wove the rest with just the blackIMG_2465

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                                  A friend asked me to weave her some table napkins to match her placemats in blue and natural. She decided on a basic division of space in 2- 1 side natural and 1 side blue then wanted each of the 8 napkins to be a different design. Perfect time to get out the sketch book and come up with different striping patterns based on what we had just learned in the past 2 episodes.  Here is the finished product, woven in 2/16 cotton. I folded them in thirds so they would fit in the picture.IMG_2451

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