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  • in reply to: Spring loom loses tension #179547
    Sandra
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      Here’s a link to the Knowledge Base item on tension issues with the Spring.  There are a lot of other articles about the Spring there that you might find interesting.  Hopefully, this article will help but if not, let us know.

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      in reply to: Thoughts on 4.7.4 – Twill & Basket Weave At the Table #179492
      Sandra
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        Possibly initially, because of the cotton content in the cottolin, but over the long haul – both wefts would give a lovely hand and wonderful absorbancy.

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        in reply to: Thoughts on 3.1 – Good Weaving Technique – Introduction #179471
        Sandra
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          Did you resley your reed for a Twill sett, Paulie?  Is your other outside edge as loose as the one in the photo.  If you answer no to the first question and yes to the second, then I think possibly your warp might have been unevenly wound.  It the looseness was just in a tiny spot, without other issues, I’d say go for it.  But, honestly, I think you would be happier with your results if you cut it off , resleyed your reed and tried to tighten the warp as you tied it back on.  Let us know how you make out.

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          Sandra
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            Likely the reason is that Jane could “show” us around the loom and then sit down and weave.  You are able to do that on the Spring but not on all Louet look looms – you can’t on the David.

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            in reply to: Thoughts on 4.8.4 – Undulating Twill on Shadow Weave #179349
            Sandra
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              Sorry Joy, I don’t understand what you are seeing.  You can find the description of Zephyr Wool/Silk here

              And, I’ve taken a screenshot of the page in the Master Sett Chart that Jane has on her site.  Zephyr is on the bottom of the page.  Hope this helps.

               

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              in reply to: Thoughts on 4.8.1 – Introduction to Shadow Weave #179209
              Sandra
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                Hi Lana, I’ve sent your questions on to Jane.  However, the “Back to the Loom” sale has been extended and she is swamped!!!!  The studio is small and it’s all hands on deck to send out orders today.  She will get back to you after the sale is finished and she can actually breath 😉

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                in reply to: Thoughts on 4.8.2 – Shadow Weave at the Loom #179187
                Sandra
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                  I just looked but couldn’t find anything on Shadow Weave on 4 shafts on Handweaving.net but lots of ideas for 8 or more.  This season, Jane is focused on the possibilities available with 4 shaft Twills and there might be a time down the road when she moves to 8 shaft Twills.  Handweaving.net has many lifetimes worth of intricate designs that you could weave for your scarf.  Have fun exploring.

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                  in reply to: Thoughts on 4.8.2 – Shadow Weave at the Loom #179150
                  Sandra
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                    Shadow Weave was designed to work with twill – what did you have in mind, Kathleen?

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                    in reply to: Thoughts on 4.8.4 – Undulating Twill on Shadow Weave #179149
                    Sandra
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                      Hi Joy, you’ll find Zephyr on the bottom of page 4 of Jane’s Master Sett Chart.

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                      in reply to: Thoughts on 4.8.1 – Introduction to Shadow Weave #179001
                      Sandra
                      Keymaster

                        Hi Lana, do you happen to have Fiberworks?  Your question is a perfect fit for the “what if” that you are curious about and a lot quicker than weaving a sample to see if it works.  At this point, that is the method that I would use to see what happens but it’s better for you to go through that process in Fiberworks or on graph paper.

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                        in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.3 – Introduction to Sample One #178999
                        Sandra
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                          Good morning, Josephine.  To answer your question – of course it is OK to change colours to suit your colour preferences.  I look forward to seeing photos of Sample 1 in your colours.  You’re beginning your journey by creating samples that are your unique style.  Happy shopping!

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                          in reply to: Thoughts on 4.8.1 – Introduction to Shadow Weave #178904
                          Sandra
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                            Jane just got back to me in the middle of helping to pack “Back to the Loom” sale orders 😉.  The answer to your question is Zepher wool/silk.

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                            Sandra
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                              You’re good to go! Winding your warp that way is easy and gives you an opportunity to switch those two threads as you thread your heddles, if needed.  Look forward to seeing your samples, etc.

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                              in reply to: Cotton towels woven in twill epi 12 #178566
                              Sandra
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                                Hi Mollie, Jane’s suggestion for weaving 8/4 cotton in both warp and weft is 12 epi and ppi with Twill.  She describes the result in her Master Sett Chart as “Super drapey – good for multiple washings and trips through the dryer“.  So, you are good to go!

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                                in reply to: Mercerized Cotton 8/2 #178316
                                Sandra
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                                  Hi Rooneymt,  Anne Field was a wonderful and talented weaver who lived and wove in New Zealand and it could just be that mercerized cotton was more readily available to her when she wrote the book.  Should you want to know more about the process of mercerization  – Jane talks about it in Season 1 – episode  7.3 – A Look at Cotton and Linen at about the 4 minute mark in the video.  I’m just going to add a bit to Sylvia, Heidi and Patricia’s previous comments.

                                  I just looked at Anne’s book and she seems to use cottolin and mercerized cotton for her household projects in the book.  The towel you are looking at would be wonderful in cottolin – I admit, I’m biased towards cottolin for tea towels.  However, should you want non mercerized cotton, organic cotton and regular cotton are available in a wide range of colours.  All are very absorbant, with the organic cottolin giving you a slight bit more firmness to your cloth.

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