Nina Kennedy

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  • in reply to: Season 3: Episode 6 – Simple Collapse Weave #80319

    Nina Kennedy
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    Never mind – I found the list. I had never noticed it before. Thank you for sending me the link though!

     

    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 6 – Simple Collapse Weave #80317

    Nina Kennedy
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    Thank you for the link to this list. I had not seen this page (Online Guild Season 3 Yarn List) before! Where is it in the categories on the website so I can find it again?

    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 6 – Simple Collapse Weave #80309

    Nina Kennedy
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    Actually that brings up a question about the kits. I have been checking every so often to see what the yarn will be for the doubleweave episode coming next but have not seen anything about it – or any of the project yarns for episodes 7 and beyond. I’ve been thinking that I need to check my stash or order yarns for episode 7 but I don’t know what yarns will be used. If I am going to order the kits I’d like to order more than 1 at a time to save a little on postage to the US.

    Please let me know if I am not checking the right place on the website – so far I have been clicking on “Online Guild” then “Buy Season 3 kits”.

    in reply to: Broken floating selvedges on a boundweave rug #79365

    Nina Kennedy
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    I had exactly the same thing happen to me recently when weaving a Krokbragd rug. I treated it the same as a regular broken warp. Since I discovered it pretty quickly I just wove for a few inches without the broken selvedge threads and then when I had enough of the selvedge warp threads to pull forward I attached them with a pin and then kept on weaving. I wove in the ends when off the loom. Admittedly there was a noticeable wobble on the selvedge edge at this place in the rug when I took it off the loom, though. My teacher told me the reason it happened was because I was not advancing the temple as frequently as I should have (and yes I definitely needed a temple for this project) and I was not bubbling the weft enough. Once I started doing these 2 things as I should I did not have any more broken selvedge threads.

    in reply to: New Website format #70420

    Nina Kennedy
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    I can’t seem to find the place to log out (in the new website format). I have just kept myself logged in since the new website was launched but I don’t really like to do this and would prefer to be able to log out. Is there somewhere to do this?

    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 3 – Log Cabin #68901

    Nina Kennedy
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    Great – The pages printed out perfectly this time!

    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 3 – Log Cabin #68878

    Nina Kennedy
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    I am excited to start the log cabin exercise but I think there is something wrong with the pdf. When I went to print it there were problems – last page is numbered 6 but only 4 printed out. The 2 middle pages were peculiar – printed horizontally and overlayed with what seems like another page on each of them!

    in reply to: Season 3 Ep 4 kit #68581

    Nina Kennedy
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    Thanks Ginette – I think I will give these yarns a try!

    in reply to: New Website format #67950

    Nina Kennedy
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    Yess – looks pretty but it took me awhile to find the forum – it seems to be kind of buried. Also, I do not understand why web creators are using such light fonts all the time. It is really hard to read things on the website (just take a look at the table to the right of this comment box). Please see if you can change all the pale font to a black font so some of us older folks with less than perfect eyesight can read it!

    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #66421

    Nina Kennedy
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    Thank you for the idea about checking the hardware store for steel rods – for some reason it didn’t occur to me that these would be in hardware stores! I’ll have to check my local store.

    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #66407

    Nina Kennedy
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    Am weaving along doing the cramming and denting linen project and loving the linen. The only problem I am having is that the open sections of the warp have become loose (as Jane said they would) so I weighted the open warps with a rod and fishing weights (as per her instructions in the video). However it is not helping. The warp is still quite loose in the open parts even though I added more weights. It is becoming seriously distorted. I am wondering if this is because I had to use a wooden dowel instead of a steel rod as I do not have an extra steel rod for my loom. Do you think this is why the loose warps are not behaving? Where does one get an extra steel rod anyway?

     

    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #65732

    Nina Kennedy
    Participant

    Thank you. I thought I should spread the warp out in the raddle normally – just wasn’t sure how many ends to put in each 1/2 ” space in my raddle. So I divided the ends (280) by 13 (the stated width of the warp) and came up with 21.5 ends per inch which gave me a little over 10 ends per 1/2″ in my raddle so I put 10 ends in each 1/2 inch space. Seems to have worked out ok! (I am using a regular raddle on an Oxaback Lilla loom).

    in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #65719

    Nina Kennedy
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    I just made the warp for this project and started to dress my loom and realized that I am not sure how to spread the warp in the raddle! I understand that the warp is sleyed through the reed with different denting in each section but I don’t understand how to spread it out in the raddle to wind on.  I apologize if this topic was covered in the videos for this episode but I did not see it.

    in reply to: Season 3 Kit 2 Linen #62278

    Nina Kennedy
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    Yay! I just looked at the linen kit but I have another question. One of the pictures shows the 4 tubes of linen and what looks like 2 skeins of silk. I understand the silk is not included in the kit but can be bought separately however the 2 skeins in the picture do not look like they are the same colors as the skeins (Old Man’s Beard and Grantius Green) shown in separate photos below for purchase Are the silk skeins in the photo with the linen different colors? (they are quite pretty colors)

     

    in reply to: Shipping a loom to US #61931

    Nina Kennedy
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    I live in the US (Indiana) and have bought 3 Louet looms over the years. I have always bought them through a Louet dealer in the US (I am lucky to have a local weaving shop near me but one can also buy through online weaving supply shops such as The Woolery, Yarn Barn, Lone Star Loom Room and others). I have never had to worry about customs or paying duty. The US dealer deals with that. I do not know if one can buy through a Canadian dealer from the US but I am sure Jane can answer that!

    By the way – I LOVE my Spring loom!

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