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Thanks, Sandra. I leave the weft quite loose before beating as I don’t want to get a lot of draw-in. After reading your response and thinking about this further, I think your comment about more practice is exactly what I need. I’ll also rewatch some sections of the video just to be sure I’m doing this correctly. I really want to “like” denting but I’m not there yet.
I just started working on this project and things are going along OK….but just OK. I am weaving in the same color sequence as the warp and am tucking the tail when I start and finish a color but am carrying the yarn up the side between the two same-color stripes. I’m OK with tucking the tail but I’m really having difficulty carrying the yarn along as I cannot see exactly what Jane is doing in the video as her hand blocks the view of the camera. If I carry the yarn up to the place where I draw the yarn taught across the warp and then tap it into place, I get a loop along the selvedge which, I’m sure, isn’t correct. If I pinch the yarn where it intersects with the warp, it creates a curve. I’m not sure if this is explained clearly or not, but not being able to see exactly what’s happening on the video has made this much harder than I expect it should be. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I’m Linda, from Colorado Springs. I have been weaving sporadically for about 6 years; self/video taught. Over the years I have developed some bad habits and with practice and Jane’s teaching that is beginning to change. I recently retired and this online guild was a gift from my husband. I have a Schacht Standard 8 shaft, a 4 shaft Baby Wolf, and an Ashford rigid heddle loom, three spinning wheels, several sewing machines and enough fabric/yarn/fiber to cover most of the state.
I love these colors and want to make napkins using them. I have 2/8 cotton. Would this work well for napkins or should I use a finer yarn?March 12, 2019 at 2:18 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 8.3 – Jack Loom Schacht Spindle Co – Wolf Pup #157293
I think I’ve finally got it! After throwing/beating, etc for some time I can see that if I advance the warp to just the right spot, all works perfectly. This was mentioned earlier in this forum and it just took me a little while to find that sweet spot. I have developed some awful habits in the past and I am now working hard to change them. The results are amazing. I am so excited!March 12, 2019 at 1:37 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 8.3 – Jack Loom Schacht Spindle Co – Wolf Pup #157292
I just checked and the loom is fully open and the black knobs all the way down. I have been practicing “throw, beat, change my feet, move the beater back” today and in the process things seem to have changed so that the tension is better and the threads are now down on the shuttle race. The loom has been sitting with this warp (under tight tension) on it for several weeks (months?) because I have been busy with sewing. Could that have had some effect?
I really appreciate all the help.
LindaMarch 12, 2019 at 9:00 am in reply to: Thoughts on 8.3 – Jack Loom Schacht Spindle Co – Wolf Pup #157290
I am very new to weaving and am finding these “meetings” so helpful as I know so little. I have a Schacht standard 8-shaft and a Baby Wolf. I am binge watching these lessons and learning so much. After watching this episode I realized that my tension must be way too tight as the warp threads do not lay down on the shuttle race when I step on a treadle. I currently have the Baby Wolf warped and am doing plain weave as practice. I loosened the tension until the warp threads were flat on the shuttle race when I have the shafts raised but the tension now is really sloppy. It just sort of flaps around. One more notch to tighten raises the threads off the shuttle race. Please help me to figure out what I’m doing wrong.February 8, 2019 at 9:36 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 1.1 – Making a Good Warp – Introduction #157687
I just joined and can’t seem to get episode 1.1 to play. I am using a pc running Windows 8. When I click on the link it just doesn’t do anything. Help would be appreciated. Thanks