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Very pretty – and sometimes our first lessons are the best (i.e. kindergarten).1February 22, 2020 at 3:36 pm in reply to: Thoughts on Fiberworks Mac & Windows – Introduction, Download & Installation Lessons #155443
I found it (the Fiberworks Sample folder)! I went searching around on my computer again and opened the Fiberworks installation file and noticed the “My Weaving” file and there they were. All this time I never realized they were there. I will have fun exploring the different sample patterns.
4February 22, 2020 at 8:23 am in reply to: Thoughts on Fiberworks Mac & Windows – Introduction, Download & Installation Lessons #155409
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by Nina Kennedy.
Sorry – I did forget to say that I have a MAC computer.
I viewed the video again and found the section where he talks about samples. It is in the chapter “Varying Thread Thickness” and he is talking about thread thickness, specifically in regards to rep patterns and that is when he shows how to view the samples. His instructions are to go to Documents, then “My Weaving” and in this folder are 2 subfolders entitled “My Designs” and “Samples”. I also got out my manual and found the section on saving files and I discovered that this “My Weaving” file is mentioned there too (I hadn’t noticed before). I went to my Documents file but did not find these folders. I have always been saving my design in a folder I made and gave another name.
I may have to email Mr. Keates to ask about this as I would like to see these sample files.0February 21, 2020 at 3:56 pm in reply to: Thoughts on Fiberworks Mac & Windows – Introduction, Download & Installation Lessons #155315
I have had Fiberworks Silver for awhile and, using the manual, have taught myself how to find my way around this software. This episode helped me even more! Thank you!
I have one question. At some point in the episode Mr. Keates showed how to access sample drawdowns in Fiberworks. I was astonished as I have had this program for several years and have never discovered these. I immediately opened Fiberworks on my computer and looked all through it but cannot find sample drawdowns in the version I have. If I am correct, it looked like he accessed these samples by going to “File – Open”. When I do this all I see are the files I have created myself. Are these sample drawdowns not available in the “Silver” version? If they are, where are they?
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by Nina Kennedy.
I have been watching this thread to see any answers as I am also curious about your question. I am lucky enough to have a serger so I separate the towels, serge the ends, hem them by hand with regular cotton covered polyester thread and wash them. I think I tried separating, serging the ends and washing before hemming a couple of times and did not find much of a difference so just decided to do the serging and hemming all at once before washing thereafter.1
It sounds like you are doing what I usually do (hanging the reed off the castle) and I actually find this the most comfortable way to do it. I use 2 pieces of long cord or texsolv and loop each one over the castle on each side (as I am sitting facing the front of the loom) to make 2 slings. I then lay the reed flat in the slings and sley. Then I slide the reed out of the slings and into the beater, as Sylvia does. The beater is situated in its place but I take the top part off while sleying.
I do wonder, though, if your bench is too low for your loom and that is why it is so difficult to reach over. Is it adjustable so that you can raise it?0
I also think Texsolv heddles would not be stretching. Could it be that you need to adjust the shaft bars these particular heddles are on? I’m not sure about the David loom but on my Spring loom there are white knobs at the corners of the top and bottom of each shaft bar that you can turn to tighten or lengthen in order to move the shaft bars closer or farther from each other (i.e. distance from top shaft bar to bottom shaft bar). In this case they might need to be adjusted farther away from each other in order to make the heddles a little tighter.0
I second Gale’s suggestion – just tie previous warp end to next one when changing colors. (at the top or bottom of the warping sequence of course), Also, I learned that if you are warping with more than one end (i.e. 2, 4 etc.) you can just tie the new color ends to the previous ends in one knot (I usually use overhand knot) and continue on. No need to tie each old one to each new one. And you can tie one knot even if you are switching to fewer or more ends (for example -you can tie a bunch of 3 warp ends to a bunch of 4 warp ends in one knot). At least I have not had any problems doing this.0
Wow – very effective design! Is the tencel you use from one particular manufacturer or vendor or do you get it from different sources? The tencel is these scarves looks very nice.0
I am definitely going to have to try this!0
Can’t wait to hear how it works out!0July 28, 2019 at 7:03 am in reply to: Finished a wider version of our sample- will make a bag #83311
OMG you must have been weaving day & night! It is beautiful and the photos are a brilliant idea!0
So you find the end of the monofilament (at the end of the scarf) and just pull it out? It doesn’t make the rest of the scarf pucker as you are pulling it out?
Thanks for the photo – looks like a terrific idea!0
Ed, I am intrigued! How do you remove the monofilament thread after taking the work from the loom? (I also love weaving with tencel).0
Never mind – I found the list. I had never noticed it before. Thank you for sending me the link though!0