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  • in reply to: Thoughts on 3.7.2 – Weaving Double Width at the Loom #198786
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      I’m was wondering how one should choose a dent when double weaving since double the threads would be sleyed.  Should you still choose the dent based on the sett for a single layer and not worry about abrading?  I’m just wondering because I am not prepared to sacrifice my Harrisville wool yet and I think I will try this with a 5/2 or 3/2 cotton that I have which is a different sett.

       

       

       

      in reply to: Tips on places to buy Bouclé Cotton in Europe? #197275
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        you could also ask around on Ravelry?  Search Europe under the group tab.  Some groups popped up.

         

        in reply to: Tips on places to buy yarn in Europe #197037
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          You could try looking at the advertisements in European or Scandinavian weaving magazines like Vav? Vav has some of the ads posted online.

          You may not have to pay duty if it is under a certain amount and I think certain things are exempt from duty at least into the US.  Have you looked at individual websites?  Many will have  international postage already outlined in their shipping policy.

          in reply to: Bench #196951
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            I bought the Glimakra bench based on someone’s review on Ravelry.  the feet will slide underneath the cross beam so I could sit closer to my Spring.  I’m short.   I jerry rigged it to sit at an angle and tied a piece of yoga mat to the seat for cushion and for grip.  It’s not pretty but it’s working for me.

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            in reply to: Shaft problem #195994
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              Kate,

              did you find the solution?

              in reply to: Shaft problem #195900
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                I’m still a novice weaver but I have an on going list of post its and reminders of my flubs which still doesn’t prevent me from making them over and over  and over…

                How about a twisted threading error? For example when you thread a 4 into a 3 and the 3 into 4? So when you lift one harness it traps the other harness?  Hope this makes sense.

                 

                in reply to: Louet Spring ll shed #195379
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                  Is it still in locking position?

                  have you double checked that the treadles are tied to the right harness and corresponding  lamms with the Correct length texsolv depending on lower or upper?

                  origibally you said it only rose like a jack loom- which would mean you didn’t tie up the  upper lamms.

                  it only takes one small mistie—.I’ve  Been there!! And the locking pin!

                  for plain weave, you really didn’t need to thread all 8 harnesses.

                  jane has a q and a about the punter march’s and  louet loom you could look at

                   

                   

                   

                  in reply to: towels one long cloth or separate #190666
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                    I have been pinning an ikea paper ruler to the bottom and near the top of the weaving in progress and moving the pin from the bottom to the top as it goes under.

                    I’ve seen other people use receipt tape with self made markings.  Elisabeth Hill was using that florescent contractor flag tape.

                    I did use two picks of a thicker thread in between the towels– there was a supplement video that Jane did that I found somewhere.  I haven’t gotten around to trying sewing thread or thinner thread.  That’s next.

                    Happy New Years!

                    in reply to: Thoughts on 3.8.1 – Introduction to Supplementary Warps #187859
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                      Velma,

                      your scarf is beautiful!!  congrats!!

                      in reply to: Thoughts on 3.8.1 – Introduction to Supplementary Warps #187857
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                        Curious–are the warp faced borders for aesthetic reasons or for structure or for both when doing the supplemental warp?

                         

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                          Thank you!!  As always, mind blown, in a good way , as with each episode, instruction, and explanation.

                          I’m learning so much and look forward to trying this!

                           

                          nc345
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                            Hi,

                            So I’ve watch all of Double Weave lesson 7 and rewatched 3.7.2 .I did view the review and saw the various samples. –One without removing the Harris, one replacing the Harrisville with the Mercerized thread and one where two threads of Harrisville are removed.

                            1.I’m still wondering what that skipped dent at the fold line does?

                            2. Why aren’t we removing the Harrisville and the Mercerized thread if Jane removed two threads of Harrisville in the sample where she unthreaded halfway.

                            Hope this makes sense.
                            Thank you!!

                             

                            in reply to: Thoughts on 3.7.2 – Weaving Double Width at the Loom #186085
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                              I was looking at the labels on the treadles and watching the foot work.

                              Question:  If one is not very dexterous, could I add a 5th treadle tied up with both 1 and 2 so you only have to press on 1 treadle while working 3 or 4 for the bottom layer?

                              Actually, I’m just deeper in the video–I should have just keep notes for questions later…

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                              in reply to: Mountains of acrylic yarn to use up. Ideas? #183873
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                                I think it’s great that you have cones of yarn even if it’s not the fiber of choice. I am a new weaver as well and I have a mound of mistake yarn/warp that I keep around as a reminder to have patience and to recount etc.  IT still hasn’t stopped me from creating another mound but the mounds are getting smaller.  And one of these bored days, I will try and unwind and salvage the yards and yards.

                                have fun on your adventures!!

                                in reply to: Mountains of acrylic yarn to use up. Ideas? #183867
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                                  A couple of weeks ago, I checked out two books by Tom Knisely from the library.  He has some drafts that use acrylic yarns.  The one on linens has placemats and runners like Sandra mentioned.  And in the baby blanket book, he uses acrylic for at least one of his baby blankets.

                                  Can you just replace the acrylic for some of the samples as well?  You can make mistakes and also really monkey around with color combinations and not worry about the expense of new yarns?  you won’t get the bloom but it’s free.

                                   

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