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September 9, 2019 at 2:11 am in reply to: What do you have on your loom? Share your FOs & WIPs #91440
What a great idea. Well done Sophia (and Grandma)!
herewith the finished article woven on leftover rep warp which isn’t very pretty but helped me greatly with the technique. Thought I might make some more seasonally coloured bags for Christmas! Easy when you know how!
Hi Ginette, I’m sorry to seem so helpless amongst all this lovely work that is being shared . What I couldn’t make sense of last night was the actual placement of the T’s and B’s in the tube section. I remember Jane’s chanting now. I hope it will be fairly plain sailing from here on. Thanks so much for your speedy help.
No Ginette , unfortunately it didn’t but it’ s more positive than it was. I now have the middle working and one fold . I am following the top draught 1/2, 3/4 but just can’t think how to interpret the lifts for the tube so I can get 2 folds! Please help. Thanks so much.
I’m using a Jane table loom and leftover warp from the rep exercise which is threaded 4321. I didn’t hear Jane mention any different lift moves for a table loom but I wonder if there are as I didn’t hear any mention of anything for table looms in the videos. So far I find I cannot produce the tube. I have tried both ways she demonstrated. Jane’s videos made double weave crystal clear if there is treadling but how does it work without? I am very confused at the moment !
Really enjoyed doing these ‘mats’. It was fun and my colleagues in our guild workshop are hoping to try some too . Jane’s fame is spreading!August 10, 2019 at 2:44 am in reply to: ‘It’s the Little Things’ Videos ~ weaving tips & tricks #84819
I feel this ‘little’ series will grow into a tremendous resource for everyone. Thank you all.
But what I find most helpful at the moment is Jane’s insistence on not fretting or fussing and helping us decide whether a possible problem needs sorting there and then or won’t be noticeable when the piece is off the loom and finished. It helps greatly to have Jane’s expertise to rely on!
Hi, I know I will only have time for one scarf and a sample but looking at the kits I presume half of each skein of silk and merino is used for each scarf. So I therefore need the whole yarn allowance even if I can only weave one scarf. Am I right?Thanks for helping.
What a wonderful experience for you all. Look forward to seeing the eri silk shawl. The silk looks beautiful as a weft on the loom. Thanks so much for sharing your visit with us Jane
Is there any special knack with linen warp and weft tassels? The open areas look really thin and weedy when twisted. Just a knot at the top would give them a bit more body?March 7, 2019 at 3:02 am in reply to: Thoughts on 3.2.1 – Introduction to Cramming & Denting #156172
Great to hear of others using a Louet Jane . It’s a wonderful piece of equipment and the linen loves it. The shed comes out at bottom and middle as Jane recommended and the linen behaves like a dream.. Didn’t even need any weights. I wove a 30″ linen/linen sample and am just about to start a linen/silk scarf with the rest of the warp
. Jane – please can you include your lovely table loom in any comments you make about looms and their suitability for different pieces. They deserve it! Thanks
Thanks for your suggestion Ursula but I’ve already been there. Actually found Bockens 35/2 on a lacemaking site so I shall go for that. Good luck with your searching.
Hi Linda, thanks for the information about Yeoman yarns. I live in Frome, about 12 miles from Bath. I’m still studying the videos and trying to source yarn in UK. Look forward to seeing pics of everyone’s scarves.October 12, 2018 at 6:00 am in reply to: Thoughts on 2.10.1 – Intro to Primaries & Secondaries on Black #156359
Love those chenille gamps Jane. It’s a yarn I’ve never used, mainly down to people telling me it’s difficult to work with and me having too much else to explore that’s easier but I shall definitely give it a go after the black gamp providing I can come up with some colours resembling yours or others just as good.
Recently been to Shetland Wool Week in the Isles and done a couple of colour workshops, blending my own to spin and trying to match all the colours from a picture and drawing out the best matches. Whole thing was a great experience. Vast numbers of your friendly North American cousins there too!
Great! Many thanks Jane and Joan. I look forward to trying this with my own home grown willow. Now I won’t complain when Christmas lights appear in the shops in October! Lovely idea to add some more basketry episodes.