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  • in reply to: Thoughts on 5.3.1 – Intro to Huck #201794
    Nina Kennedy
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      I think I finally understand Huck! However I am still getting a little mixed up with all the terminology. Is Huck the same as Huckaback? Is the differentiation between Huck and Huck lace simply the fact that Huck Lace has floats in both the A & B units at the same time?

      in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #200354
      Nina Kennedy
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        Lovely!

        in reply to: David 3? #200350
        Nina Kennedy
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          Thank you for linking to a picture of the new David 3 loom. I had found information about what was going to be changed but could not find a picture. I am glad it now has a floor hinged beater (I used to have a David with the sliding beater and never could get used to it). Interesting that they have also re-designed the lam connections. I am tempted!

          in reply to: David 3? #198850
          Nina Kennedy
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            I too heard rumors more than a year ago that there might be some revision on the David loom (specifically regarding the beater) but I haven’t heard anything more so I am also curious about this!

            in reply to: Shaft problem #195884
            Nina Kennedy
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              Well I am sure there are several possible solutions but I will offer one because it has happened to me! Check to see that heddles haven’t fallen off the end of the shafts and become stuck between shafts. This will stop the shed from opening properly. This happens because the shaft bar sometimes slips out and a heddle or two will fall off.

               

              in reply to: Garibaldi Flats kit #189908
              Nina Kennedy
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                I just finished making the towels from the Garibaldi Flats kit. I am really disappointed – in how they turned out, not in the kit. I had fun and learned a lot by trying different weft colors and designs but what you don’t see in the photo is that the selvedges turned out horrible! I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to use floating selvedges so did not do so when warping but after finishing the first towel the selvedges looked so ragged that I decided to add a floating selvedge on each end. This did not help. The selvedges for all the towels look really ragged and they tend to roll in. I am not sure what I was doing wrong. Is this a characteristic of turned twill? Also, I am weaving on a Megado with electronic dobby so I created separate wif files for blocks A and B so that I could switch blocks when I wanted to change my design at the loom. I have never tried this before and found that sometimes when I switched blocks the last pick from the previous block would open instead of the first pick of the next block (at least I think this is what was happening). I didn’t always catch this so there are strange looking blocks. My Megado is the only loom I have right now and though I love it I do find it more difficult to weave spontaneously! I’d appreciate any ideas on how to do this on a Megado. I am hoping that I will find out what I should have been doing, or not doing, in the turned twill episode coming up in January 2021.

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                in reply to: Thoughts on 4.9.2 – Weft Faced Twills at the Loom #182874
                Nina Kennedy
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                  Jane said something about revising the hemstitching pdf to include Italian hemstitching but I can’t find it. Is it done – not trying to hurry her I am just not sure if I missed it 🙂

                  in reply to: Silk and Merino Scarves #182293
                  Nina Kennedy
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                    Yes – that’s it! I kept looking through the different episodes and couldn’t find it (obviously did not check that episode). I knew when I first saw it that I HAD to try weaving that scarf!

                    in reply to: Tying New Warp onto the Old Warp #180738
                    Nina Kennedy
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                      So sorry about your furry friend – I know it is heartbreaking. Our dog is 18 years old (hard to believe) and we know we will be saying goodbye soon.

                      in reply to: Tying New Warp onto the Old Warp #180397
                      Nina Kennedy
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                        I am so glad you asked this Sharon as I had the same thing happen to me recently. After tying on the new ends to the ends of the old warp I started to wind on and it became a HORRIBLE mess! After reading the information in the knowledge base links provided by Sandra I now realize that I should have secured the old warp ends to the back beam rod. I had left the old warp ends just going around the rod and the ends all shifted when I was tying on so that all the new and old warp ends shifted all over the place and got tangled in each other. I should have put some duck tape on the old warp to secure the ends to the rod. Furthermore, should I ever make a dummy warp I will secure the ends like Jane suggests (using half hitches) on the back rod.

                         

                        in reply to: Tension tight on raised shafts and very loose on unraised ones #178917
                        Nina Kennedy
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                          I was just about to suggest that might be the problem and saw that you already figured it out. Been there/done that!

                          in reply to: Experience with shrinkage % for Cottolin 22/2? #177832
                          Nina Kennedy
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                            I was getting some “critical error” messages when I tried to post. Was in contact with Alastair (your web design person?) and I think the problem is resolved.

                            in reply to: Experience with shrinkage % for Cottolin 22/2? #177624
                            Nina Kennedy
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                              Sorry – this post is a test. I am just testing my ability to respond to this Forum commentary because I’ve been having a problem posting properly (even though my postings appear ok).

                              in reply to: Experience with shrinkage % for Cottolin 22/2? #177616
                              Nina Kennedy
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                                Yes – I forgot that my shrinking percentages would also include take-up!

                                 

                                in reply to: Experience with shrinkage % for Cottolin 22/2? #177602
                                Nina Kennedy
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                                  I agree that it is probably best to sample – but just for a point of reference I just finished weaving hand towels in twill on my 16 shaft loom using Borgs 22/2 Nialin (cottolin) set at 24 epi. They were 20 inches wide by 28 inches long before machine washing in warm water and machine drying. After measuring the difference before and after washing I calculated that the shrinkage was 15% in width and 20% in length. Of course it might be different for the much narrower item you will be weaving.

                                   

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