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      I absolutely agree! This is the best book I’ve read in ages! There is literally no aspect of civilization that hasn’t been profoundly shaped by the development of textiles! You will find surprises on almost every page. Just one example: cotton as we know very nearly didn’t happen. A cotton seed from Africa had to find its way across the ocean to Mexico and cross-breed with the native cotton species in order to produce the precursor of our modern cotton! Neither genome (the African nor the Mexican) had the necessary characteristics to produce spinnable cotton. Written by a journalist who knows how to get and keep her reader’s attention!

       

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by mclay.
      in reply to: Thoughts on 5.1.2 – Introduction to Turned Twill #193397
      mclay
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        Thank you! That does make sense! I was just confused because the tie-ups were the same: I didn’t really examine the drawdown!

        Marjorie

         

        in reply to: Thoughts on 5.1.2 – Introduction to Turned Twill #193273
        mclay
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          But my point is that the tie-down she drew on the board (which she referred to as a sinking shed tie-down) is the same as the one on the worksheet (which is labelled a rising shed tie-down). It can’t be both. So is it a sinking shed tie-down (as the video suggests) or a rising shed tie-down (which the worksheet states)?

          thanks for responding so quickly!

          Marjorie

          in reply to: Thoughts on 5.1.2 – Introduction to Turned Twill #193264
          mclay
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            At time stamp 9:51, Jane says, “I do all my drawdowns as sinking sheds because it is way easier.” She then proceeds to do the tie-up box on the drawdown on the board. However, the end result of the tie-up box, at time stamp 12:27, looks the same as what is described as a rising shed tie-up on the worksheet (p. 2).

            What am I missing? Can you help clear up my confusion?

            Thanks in advance!

            Marjorie

            mclay
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              I’m a bit bit confused by the included Snowflake draft, especially as there is no information provided with it about why it is included, what size reed is recommended, or recommendations re fiber, or sett, etc.: in other words, none of the information that Jane always provides for her projects. Perhaps many members of the Guild are advanced enough weavers that they don’t need this additional info, but surely I am not the only one who appreciates this additional help?

              mclay
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                Your “homey” descriptions (jump the bump, dive the dip, the dog going around the outermost tree) make it so easy to remember how to do these techniques! I just returned from a week-long weaving class, and not a single person there could explain how to handle two shuttles so that the selvedge edge was always caught! Now I know how to explain it, and I will always give Jane credit for the phrases!

                mclay
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                  Why do you avoid the number 5?

                  in reply to: Season 2 Episode 6 – Designing Plaids #63282
                  mclay
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                    I somehow missed the part of the video which gave the reed size. Can anyone help me (besides telling me to get glasses or a hearing aid! 😉)

                    Thanks!

                    mac

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