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May 11, 2021 at 8:51 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 3.8.2 – Weaving Your Supplementary Warp Sample #213406
I “see”what you are describing now. However, this YouTube video – The Little Things – 2 Picks Colour Sequence – might help more than me trying to describe things further – I hope so!May 11, 2021 at 4:35 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 3.8.2 – Weaving Your Supplementary Warp Sample #213399
She was doing 2 picks of the same colour. So, she started the 1st pick on the right side and tucked it in, threw her pick, changed shed and threw another pick and tucked that in as well. There is nothing else you can do and they were both secured. When you only have the two picks, there isn’t going to be a build up on one side of the warp, which is what she is aiming to avoid by starting and finishing on opposite side, if possible. Make sense???May 11, 2021 at 4:22 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 3.8.2 – Weaving Your Supplementary Warp Sample #213396
Can you give me the minute mark in the video that you are talking about. That way I can look it up relatively quickly!
You’re right – linen doesn’t like to be confined in long, twisted fringes. Not all is lost though – Jane often just cuts them about 2″ long (I’m guessing) and lets them just “be” where they want to be. I’ve cropped a segment of a photo to show you what I mean from the new Lavender Lace Scarf Kit in the JST shop. Your Canvas Weave scarf is beautiful!
Patty, 5/2 cotton is not a yarn that Jane uses in her “stable of yarns” – time to pull what we learned from Season 1: Episode 4.1 and grab a ruler to figure you out the sett for the yarn you want to use 😉
Michelle, if you do your calculations using the sleying of the reed in mind that Jane shows on the bottom of page 1, you will see that each segment of 12 dents (whether with 2 ends or empty) is 12 ends – therefore each colour in your warping sequence is 24 dents or 2 inches. It should be easy for you to add extra groups of 24 ends (24 dents/2 inches) to your warping plan to make the wrap as wide as you want. As far as warping with a sectional – hopefully another member will pop in with an answer to that!
You’d be fine with those setts per layer – don’t forget to double your sett 8 epi x 2 = 16 epi when you are planning your warp.
I can only see a couple that you would have to adjust. You can adapt the width of stripes or checks in PW by removing pairs of threads in each section across your warping plan to bring it down to the width of the reed you need for your loom.
Jane uses yarns she is familiar with and can quickly incorporate into the projects she is designing. In her earlier life as a production weaver – she developed a set of yarns that gave her all the possibility she needed when creating her cloth. We have the luxury of being able to experiment with different fibres and it’s up to us to sample them and see how they work in our world. Just have fun creating your own sample library and make lots of notes.
The warp threads I think you are seeing are part of the design and are not framers or symmetry threads. Framing is when you use the warp and weft to actually “frame” a section of the design you are weaving and symmetry threads are often used in Colour and Weave repeats in the warp and weft.
Have you checked the Help section at the very bottom left of the main page? There is tons of info there but here’s a shortcut to hopefully finding your answer.
Let us know if you still have a problem after going through the check list – at the very bottom on the right is a green Contact Us button that will take you to folks who are not weavers but whizzes at technical stuff ;-). My fingers are 🤞 that you will get solved by using the “Help” info!
You have to create a new password – it will recognize your email address. This site will remain for a wee bit more time but will not be the site for the Online Guild. The Forum on this site will be here to search for previously asked questions but will not be here for comment much longer.
Try this link, Maureen. The Studio is closed for the evening – hopefully this will get you onto the new site. Let me know if it doesn’t work.May 3, 2021 at 5:07 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 1.2 – Making a Good Warp – Warping on a Warping Board #212863
It’s always good to know when a weaver has a successful outcome after a challenge! Thanks for the update, Joan.May 2, 2021 at 5:11 pm in reply to: Thoughts on 3.7.4 – Reviewing Threading and Fulling – Double Width, Double Layers #212781
Changing and weighing the warp at the back of the loom is a great idea. If you want a refresher and watch Jane as she replaces a zinger – head back to Season 2: 2 – 3 at the 31:52 minute mark. It won’t seem quite so mystifying if you watch Jane do it 😉