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  • 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
          Participant

            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
            Participant

              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!

              in reply to: Season 3 Kit 2 Linen #61177
              Nina Kennedy
              Participant

                Good Heavens! I had heard something about power being out because of wind but I did not know it was out for 7 days! That must have been a challenge. I will keep an eye out on the website for the linen. Thanks for letting me know.

                 

                in reply to: Project Specs #60935
                Nina Kennedy
                Participant

                  Yes – I am using a MAC and I bet you are right, Sandra, about the possibility of a bug or change in the last update. Well thank goodness we figured out a way to make it work!

                  in reply to: Project Specs #60926
                  Nina Kennedy
                  Participant

                    Thank you for the suggestions. I checked Adobe to see if it was updated (it was). Then my husband suggested that I download the project specs file and then print it. This worked! The page with picture printed out just fine. In the past I had not downloaded the pdf – just printed from the website. Not sure why they printed ok in the past without downloading but in the future I will download the pdfs before printing.

                    in reply to: Weft face #52603
                    Nina Kennedy
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                      I agree with Jan about adjusting your beat as a first solution however I suspect you might need to use a closer sett – perhaps 12 epi.  It is hard to say without knowing the weight of the weft yarn and what you are using for warp. This would require re-sleying and of course would mean your project will be narrower although this happened to me once and I ended up cutting off what I had woven (I was at the beginning so I still had enough warp left to do this), winding the warp forward off the warp beam (but do not remove warp entirely), making an extra warp chain (or 2), threading and sleying it on and re-winding on the entire warp. A bit of work but better than weaving something that you are not happy with.

                      in reply to: Tips for warping multiple chains #52138
                      Nina Kennedy
                      Participant

                        Thank you Ginette and Ed for your advice – and thanks to Rachel for posing the question. Think I am going to try this trick of laying the warp chains on top of each other on a book and then weighting with more books! Previously I had either weighted each chain individually with bottles of water or placed them under books separately – neither of which was too successful.

                         

                        in reply to: Tips for warping multiple chains #51481
                        Nina Kennedy
                        Participant

                          Hi Rachel

                          I have noticed this same problem myself and wish I could answer it! I am glad you decided to post this question and hope that Jane and/or Forum friends might have suggestions.

                          in reply to: Folding Back Section of Spring Loom #50010
                          Nina Kennedy
                          Participant

                            I have removed the back section completely a couple of times to move my loom and did not have any problems at all. My Spring suffered no ill effects and it was easy (as you say – remove the 2 screws that secure the dowels and gently pull the back section out)!

                            in reply to: Mystery draft #47455
                            Nina Kennedy
                            Participant

                              That IS a very pretty pattern! I am guessing a point twill but I have not seen this particular design before. I am also curious as to what other people think it might be. Too bad the design wasn’t labeled.

                               

                              in reply to: Thoughts on 2.6.1 – Plaid at the Table #156478
                              Nina Kennedy
                              Participant

                                Good heavens – each episode I get more excited about color. Thank you for taking me on this journey!
                                P.S. I think I might need some silk too.

                                in reply to: Jane Loom Winding on the Warp #41972
                                Nina Kennedy
                                Participant

                                  Hmmm – looks like it is right but I can’t see from the photo if the warp is going round the warp beam clockwise or counterclockwise (i.e. when you are standing looking at the loom from the side you took your photo, is the warp going around the back of the loom straight down and around the warp beam or is it going down and back around the beam counterclockwise). I wish I could remember how it is supposed to go! Maybe Jane or someone else will weigh in on this question???

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