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April 19, 2021 at 8:28 am in reply to: Thoughts on 1.2 – Making a Good Warp – Warping on a Warping Board #209144
I have a question about materials. I want to weave a baby wrap for my daughter who is expecting. The main warp will be cottolin, but I was thinking about adding some cotton into the warp too. My question is, do the two yarns shrink at the same rate? I would hate to end up with a fabric that crinkles. I would try to sample, but I don’t have the time. Thanks,
RobinMarch 6, 2021 at 9:16 am in reply to: Thoughts on 2.3 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front – Warping a 27 yd long warp #199217
I have a cat and always sweep up before winding on when using the book technique, (which happily, works like a charm). Then I do the wet finishing in the washer when using a non-felting fiber.February 10, 2021 at 3:55 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 2.6 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front – Tying onto the Front Apron and Tensioning the Warp #196378
I have a Glimakra countermarch loom as well. I hope we can share stories and problem solving issues with these looms. There’s very little out there on these Swedish looms!
RobinFebruary 10, 2021 at 3:47 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 2.6 – Dressing Your Loom Back to Front – Tying onto the Front Apron and Tensioning the Warp #196377
Great classes so far. I bought my first two looms over 20 years ago and wove avidly for a while, but then life circumstances interfered and I had to let my fiber crafts go for many years just to survive. Now retired, I ran across my table loom last year while cleaning and of course, had to take it out, clean it up, and put on a warp. What a wonderfully sweet reminder of my lost love! I was, however, very rusty and had tons of questions.
I’d run across Jane’s videos on YouTube and found them really helpful, so it wasn’t long before I found her website and signed up for class. I. Am. Learning. So. Much!! What a gentle and knowledgeable teacher! I love the warp winding and warping techniques presented. It’s especially helpful for me to know the reasons why we do certain things in weaving as it’s helped me tweak things to my particular loom type and space constraints. Today I beamed a new warp using a pile of books as a tensioning device. I was floored at the wonderful difference it made! So, thank you, Jane, and to all of the key masters, for putting these classes together and offering support during the learning process. I can already see improvements in my weavings. I’m looking forward to continuing with class and working on all of the wonderful projects.