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Hi Beth, Great news….the penny does drop with a drawdown. Having this simple skill has helped me understand so much 🙂
xo JaneJanuary 17, 2020 at 3:48 pm in reply to: Episode 1 – Introduction to Twills & Simple Two Stripe Sample #151796
Why don’t you just make a 9 yard warp. You might be sick of it by then 🙂 If not…you can make another one and you’ll know what you have in mind by that time.January 16, 2020 at 9:18 pm in reply to: Episode 1 – Introduction to Twills & Simple Two Stripe Sample #151495
I was using a Louet David which is a sinking shed loom.
It is because I am thinking like a counter-balance loom….when you step on a treadle those harnesses go down and you cover them. It is good either way…you will still get plain weave on either a Jack Loom or a Counter-Balance.
I would use your Baby Wolf for this project. I have always steered away from Mohair on the Megado simply because I didn’t want any mohair fuzz to get into my Dobby box. Having said that….I have never tried it on my Meg….simply because it is so easy to weave with a direct tie-up on a regular treadle loom. I always go for the easiest solution. Hope this helps,
JaneSeptember 16, 2019 at 2:45 pm in reply to: Season 3: Episode 8: Plain Weave with Supplementary Warp #94492
That is a boo boo…there shouldn’t be a double 134/23…….and to answer your second question….I have no idea why I wrote it that way….probably because at some other time in this samples life…there was a different colour in the 4th stripe. Sometimes I just shake my head at how I write things. This is one of those times….it would have been so much easier to write it x 4…because it is 4 times….Oh well….it’s a good thing I can laugh at myself. Sorry to have caused such confusion. When Alastair gets back from holidays I’ll get him to redo the PDF.September 16, 2019 at 1:56 pm in reply to: Season 3: Episode 8: Plain Weave with Supplementary Warp #94480
If you are using a 10 dent reed you will have 2 ground threads in every dent. When you get to the supplementary warps you just put the first one in with 2 previous ends and then your next supplementary warp goes in with the next bundle of 2 ground warps. You will have 2 dents in a row that have 3 threads in them. 2 of them are grounds and one is a supp.
Hope this helps.
Wow Sandra, those are amazing. I wish I was with you 🙂
I think if you double it will be very difficult to beat because it will be so dense. This is where sampling is so helpful. If you could put on a warp of your 8/2 cottolin and sett it closer than 20…say 24, and then beat in your shetland you will be surprised at how much denser the fabric will be. Doubling is going too far but there are all those places in between. Remember to wash it before you make your final decision. If you think it is still too wimpy then take er up a couple more epi. 🙂
Hope this helps,
Congratulations on your success 🙂
I hope I haven’t caused any anxiety about using linen….I really want you to try using linen….so many weavers are scared of it, and there is a lot of hesitation around this fibre.
What I know for sure is this:
Looms that have an equal tension on both parts of the warp weave linen beautifully.
Many Jack looms do have a dip with the warp coming lower from the back beam into the heddles and then up again to the cloth beam (that is a great thing)…that is the equalizer for the warp so that the bottom part of the warp is dipping to counter the other part of the warp moving up….BUt, not all looms are created the same.
You have to know your loom.
There are so many different looms out there and I only know the ones I use.
Any counter-balance loom has both parts of the warp in action as do counter-marche looms.
The only Jack looms I have are Schacht and they have that beautiful dip which I’ve talked about in other episodes.
The Louet David loom is a sinking Jack but if you look at the warp it comes out of the reed at the top therefore when you step on a treadle those threads moving down have an equal tension to those that are up.
The same thing is happening on the Megado and Octado because while the harnesses just rise, the entire back beam of the loom rises up to create a counter-marche shed.
Don’t be afraid, make a small warp and try it out…you have nothing to loose just so much to gain when you are learning about a new yarn and you are learning about your equipment.
What would be awful is you not trying this magnificent yarn. Be adventurous and give it a whirl…you will most likely discover that you love love love linen.
Oh damn, I can’t believe I didn’t catch that. Would you come and work for me as a proof reader. Please, pretty please. You are correct.
1 per dent is the answer. I’ll get Ginette to do another fix.
I’m an idiot 🙁
We lost power for 7 days and 3 hours…not that I was counting LOL.
Some people still don’t have power. We have a ruptured water line that we are trying to find which is a bummer. There are lots of T-off junctions on the line so Grant and Eben are trying to isolate the break. Sure hope we don’t have to dig up the hole driveway.
Everyone will have lots of firewood after this one.
Happy New Year,
Thought I’d show you my road. Thanks for all your wonderful wishes
Happy New Year just around the corner 😊
Maureen, I don’t think you will see any of those teeny weeny tension problems once it is off the loom and washed. It happens to me all the time. I advise you to just keep going. Honestly, truly 🙂