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  • in reply to: Buying yarns for the kits. #39721
    Nancy
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      Wendy, thank you!

      in reply to: Buying yarns for the kits. #39697
      Nancy
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        Hi,

        How does the size of the Reed come into play with these projects?

        Is it up to us what size we use?

        I always get confused in how the calculations work out when spreading the warp on the raddle and back beam to the specified project width size in conjunction with the Reed size (is the width size the total width with all the take-up and shrinkage included spread on the raddle; or is it the original width you want the see the project at when finished)?

        Here’s my example to start Sample One:

        • Use a 12 Reed at 18 epi (going off Jane’s Reed Substitution Chart)
        • Reed sley is 1-2/dent across

        Is this also going to give me 18 ppi, or will I still need to calculate further to ensure this is occurring (of course keeping in mind how I beat)?

        Thanks a bunch!

        Nancy

         

        in reply to: Look where we all live & Introductions #39056
        Nancy
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          Hi Everyone!

          My name is Nancy and I’m a beginner weaver. I started with the Ashford rigid heddle loom about two years ago to be sure I would even like weaving. A year later and I’ve graduated to an Ashford table loom (it was fun to dig out the pieces in the box and put it altogether; it helped to understand what all the pieces are for when it’s put together) – I guess I like weaving, hee hee.

          I’ve been weaving on 4 shafts so far, and would like to get in there and experience the other four shafts and take it to 8. Funny thing though is that warping hasn’t been much of an issue up until recently. Still tweaking how I wind my warp. Must just be practice, practice, practice. I actually stand when I’m weaving. I have a nice cushy floor mat to stand on. I do see a chair in the future.

          If anyone has any creative suggestions (Joanne, Ed, Alison – to name a few on this forum with an Ashford) in winding a warp on this table loom, pass it on. I know Ashford had a different way of winding on the warp for the rigid heddle loom. I’m tempted to try this method again on the table loom. I was surprised to see others using an Ashford – all three of you on the first page of this forum – nice to e-meet you.

          I live in Cochrane, Alberta – a town I wanted to live in for years. It’s about 20 minutes west of Calgary. I have two energetic grand boys, ages 5 and 6 – what was my daughter thinking. 🙂

          Happy to be here and finally take in all of Jane’s weaving wisdom. Hopefully one day we can all gather together for a face-to-face, week long guild weaving jam!

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