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Yes, I do agree with rooneymt. My comment earlier was to indicate that she can use the current set up until she gets another raddle. Once Barbara gets another raddle, she can turn the built in raddle over so she does not have to worry about it. Guess I wasn’t clear.
forgot the link to Louise French’s PDF:
Well, I have tried posting twice and have been unsuccessful. Third time should be a charm.
I took a look at your loom and it looks like it has some wonderful features . The way that the back beam rotates looks like it would be easier on the back. Also, I think in one of the videos on the Ashford site they mentioned the back beam could be turned upside down if you do not want to use the built-in raddle. I learned initially with the raddle being mounted on the back beam but I do like Jane’s warping method better. It is always nice to have different options.
– Regarding the videos, try looking at this link on the JST site: https://janestaffordtextiles.com/forums/topic/jst-forum-housekeeping-faqs/ . There are some troubleshooting topics for the videos.
– I highly recommend that you print off the PDF that Jane has for the warping process. Pay particular attention to pages 6 and 7.
– Also, here is a PDF for instructions on warping with the raddle on the back beam. It is done by Louise French and she is a very good and knowledgeable weaver/teacher.
Good Luck on your weaving and sorry for all of the frustrations,
Your runner is very beautiful. Regarding the bookmarks, could you have a bookmark woven from a narrow horizontal stripe with hemstitching on each side and a bit of fringe just over a quarter inch. The top and the bottom would be your current selvedge. You would leave a little space between the horizontal strips. Just a thought.
Sandra, in addition to what you come up with to address the problem, could Josephine use a technique from knitting like a Russian join to join the warp threads?
The Monte Cristo cotton is Available in 1/2 lb skein with 569 yds/skein or available in 1 lb cone with 1150 yds.lb. In the search box type monte cristo cotton and it will come up.February 29, 2020 at 7:50 am in reply to: Thoughts on 4.2.3 to 4.2.9 – Fiberworks Weaving Software (Windows) #157917
There are several smartphone apps to find out the numerical number for a color by just using the app and your camera on your phone. One is Color Grab. Theoretically, you should be able to scan your fiber/yarn and adjust your Red, Green, Blue or Hue, Saturation, Brightness. I think someone mentioned this app in the first season of the online guild. I am enjoying Season 4. Thank you for all the work you are doing.
I found a Bibliography for you which includes many resources. One source is Sullivan, D. “Designing with Modules.” Handwoven, 1985, Fall. 16(4), 54-58. I found the bibliography under https://weavespindye.org/certificate-of-excellence/ then select “handweaving”. It will bring you to the pdf of the complete bibliography. If your local guild does not have a resource, try your public library.
I just want to clarify if you mean your reed is a ‘4’ meaning 4 ends per inch (epi) or if your loom is a 4 shaft loom? I am looking at the directions for the Baby Blankie and on page 2 the first section is the Warp Threading sequence which would be threading the heddles. Look closely at the instructions and then reread them out loud. I am surprised that you only have a 4 dent reed. Let me know if this helps.
I also enjoyed the interview. Not only did I learn more about Jane, I thought it was wonderful that you are supporting other weaving artists.
I don’t know if this will help but I have had the same issue a few times. First off, make sure your warp is not too tight. Second, adjust your beater bar if possible. The last suggestions involves filling the space between the warp and the shuttle race. Take a piece of thin wood about the thickness of the space and a little longer than the reed. Tape the wood down a the shuttle race is right under your warp threads. I hope that made sense. Here is a little picture of one end taped over the pieces of wood I used. Hope this helps because it is a frustrating issue. It would be nice to hear if others have this issue.
That is so cool! Mt Vernon is a neat place.March 8, 2018 at 11:19 am in reply to: Tell us what you think about Season 2: Episode 3 – Colour.. Colour.. more Colour #41481
Do you use the ‘snipping’ tool to cut out photos in eMagazines to save the photos or do you use a different tool?
edit: I just went to our public library digital magazine collection and tried snipping from the magazines and saved to a folder on my computer. Works great.
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It is working great now! Thank you.
I thoroughly enjoyed this episode and all of the episodes. I was wondering if linen was one of your exceptions to beating with an open shed. Do you recommend beating linen with an open or closed shed.