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      I just push mine to both sides of the shaft on my table loom, so they don’t interfere with my warp as it moves from warp to cloth beam.

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      Sandra
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        Don’t worry about it, Kellie – the lease sticks are doing their job and keeping the cross intact.  When you are ready to thread, just slide them to a spot that gives a clear visual and reach, to pick up your warp threads for your heddles.

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        Sandra
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          We’re glad you found the videos helpful, Karen.  As to whether the discounted price is still in effect, you would have to email Bob at info@fiberworks-pcw.com to ask him that question 😉

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          Sandra
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            Yes, Jane is winding a warp using the design of a project she wants to weave.  The number of threads she holds in her hand depends on the pattern, how many cones she has of a particular yarn, etc.  It will all become clear.  Am I correct in assuming that you are a new weaver?  If so, welcome to our world, Amy!

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            in reply to: super fine threads #167035
            Sandra
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              A number of pieces of weaving that Jane has hanging in her studio are from ones she has collected in her travels – particularly to India.  I’m not in the studio so can’t count the epi.  However, if I wanted to try to replicate it I would find a silk yarn that is very fine, would do the wrapping to get the sett for the yarn that was available to me.  I have seen some of those amazing fabrics and sometimes the thread is almost the thickness of hair!

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              in reply to: FAQs – Housekeeping, JST Forum #167034
              Sandra
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                Hi Peg, Jane’s videos that you find on YouTube are mostly the mini “how-to” videos that she has put out to everyone through YouTube.  The one you have on your screen is one of Louet Looms’ videos where they asked Jane to introduce their looms, not one of the series of videos that Jane has produced herself for the Online Guild.

                Personally, I stream the Online Guild’s videos to my TV from my phone.  They cannot be downloaded but all are available to every active member.  Have you had a chance to read the FAQs for viewing in this thread?  Another spot to check for answers to streaming problems and ask a question is in the little purple speech bubble at the bottom left corner of your screen.  If you still are having problems – let us know and I’ll pass you on to our “techie”.

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                Sandra
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                  Measure the depth of what you need to clamp, and get one that can solidly hold that much.

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                  Sandra
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                    One usually lashes the width of the warp, but there is no rule that you can’t lash the whole width, if that’s what you want to do 😉

                     

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                    in reply to: Unraveled Selvedge #166861
                    Sandra
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                      Message from Jane –

                      That is very peculiar….I have never had that happen.  I can’t really think it has anything to do with the path of the shuttle…..if that was twisting it….the twist would go somewhere, either up or down….twist just doesn’t disappear unless it wasn’t there in the first place.  Maybe there was a section in the yarn that had very little twist and she is now at it.    However as long as it isn’t breaking I would just keep going.

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                      in reply to: Sticking shafts #166846
                      Sandra
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                        Hi Sylvia, have you checked that your warp threads are all going in a “clean” line from the back beam, through the heddles, dents and onto the cloth beam.  I know sometimes a wandering warp thread has caused me to scratch my head 😉

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                        in reply to: Overshot #166799
                        Sandra
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                          Is this the one, Robyn?  I found it by looking through the Index list for Season 4.

                          plain weave, how to determine if plain weave is possible with twill, 4.1.2
                          -straight draw twill, 4.1.2, 1:35
                          -Bronson Lace, 4.1.2, 4:58
                          -point twill with basket weave, 4.1.2, 9:48 -summer & winter, 4.1.2, 13:37
                          -M’s & O’s, 4.1.2, 17:37
                          -Monk’s Belt, 4.1.2, 20:45
                          -overshot, 4.1.2, 22:55 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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                          Sandra
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                            In my mind, it’s kind of related to your sett and the yarn you are working with.  If your warp is wool, it will grab and hold well.  Silk, not so much so I might give it more room to be secure.  I often anchor it for 1 ½ or 2 inches.

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                            in reply to: cotton boucle #166793
                            Sandra
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                              Good point, Diane – I’ll check with the office on Monday morning about the boucle yards per lb.  And, my mistake – about the 8/4 being black boucle 😏

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                              in reply to: Thoughts on 2.5.1 – Parrot at the table #166766
                              Sandra
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                                If you have enough cones of yarn of your individual colours, go for it, Lela!

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                                in reply to: Sticking shafts #166750
                                Sandra
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                                  Hi Sylvia, it would help if we knew what loom you use and how many harnesses it has.

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