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  • in reply to: Season 2 samples #116228
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      in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #98064
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        I combined the Parrot exercise in colour and division of space with cramming and denting and made this wrap – 2/8 cotton, 400 threads, 32epi, 16epi and 8 epi.  I loved the experience of “banging” in the crammed threads and delicately placing the open ones.  However, it would have been helpful to have seen Jane hemstitch her project  at the beginning.  Thank goodness I sampled, because when I did, I just hemstitched 4 threads at a time as normal, but it distorted my open sections.  When I did the project below I was much more careful to hemstitch evenly spacing the threads.  It was very tricky to map out my crammed and dented sections to follow the existing warp pattern but well worth it as otherwise I believe the pattern and the structure would have been competing for attention.

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        in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #98062
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          Donna,  I just love your colours and the look of the fabric!

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          in reply to: Season 2 samples #96013
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            A tale of 2 samples from season 2!  The top is my sample for “Parrot”.  The bottom is me running with both “same same” and cramming and denting.  Both are the identical warp, 2/8 cotton, 400 threads, 18epi as per instructions for the first, 32epi, 16epi and 8epi for the second. The math for the second sample was a killer as I tried to get the sections all nice and lined up by both colour and epi, but it made for an interesting cloth.  I’m a little worried about the stability of the crammed and dented cloth, but have decided to go ahead and weave in that style for the rest of the warp to create a big shawl, with the sample pattern on either end.

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              Thanks, that’s exactly what I was looking for. It would be great if the index were a teensy bit more detailed for that episode. The smiley face draw in issue wasn’t listed on the index, which is why I reached out. As always, the video was very helpful, tyvm!

              Can I ask…I’ve had bad draw in on my piece for quite a few inches. I’ve only done 9” of weaving and have already lost 2” to draw in. Is it worth doing the correction on the spot and carry on or should I just unweave a bunch? It’s a baby blanket and a learning project, more than anything, so I’m not on a deadline or anything.

              lesliemartens2
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                Hey guys…I have used the search function in the forum and knowledge sections and cannot find the video where Jane deals with wonky edges…the kind that draw in…smiles and frowns??? Or something? I seem to remember her working on a white, orange and yellow warp at the time, with a black weft. Can you point me in the right direction, pllease?

                lesliemartens2
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                  Thanks much, this is the widest warp I have ever worked with (41”) and had never noticed from the narrow warps how uneven everything looks until you tie on. I am so worried about mistakes that I am seeing them where they aren’t. Thank you for the speedy reply, all is well!

                  lesliemartens2
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                    Thanks, Jane…now it’s all sleyed, properly centred and then just now I disovered (BIG SIGH) there is about 3” of warp on one outside edge (near the crank) that is soggy, visibly looser compared to the rest of it. Does this mean undoing my sleying and threading and rewinding the warp or is there some other way to fix it? (Please let there be some other way to fix it…)

                    lesliemartens2
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                      So this just happened. I finished sleying only to discover that somehow (???) I left a bout unsleyed, about 16” from one side. How important is it to have the threads centred in the reed? If I fix it on the shorter side then it will be less work. If I fix it on the longer side, it will be more work but it will be exactly centred in the reed. PS I have a Leclerc Nilus and can slide the reed around to ensure that the threads themselves are centred to the loom!

                      lesliemartens2
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                        AAAAAHHHHHHHH I missed this video the first 60 times I went through episode 1 (okay, only 5 not 60) and I am so sorry I did because I have a lot of brain fog and went through hell trying to hold the threads right for warping muliple threads. Thank goodness for Ginette pointing me in the right direction…so grateful for every “trick” that makes the whole process of getting yarn to loom less picky!

                        lesliemartens2
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                          See, now, that just shows you have no Mennonite blood in you…my Menno soul is horrified at the waste, “snipping” a perfectly good metal heddle like that, what are you thinking???

                          lesliemartens2
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                            So if I followed, given that I don’t use texsolv heddles, the alternative for me would be to cut the outside selvadge thread, pull it out of the heddle and reattach that same thread back to the piece below where I need it? I suppose alternatively I cut use snips to cut the heddle…?

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