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  • in reply to: 4/8 cotton #38518
    Sandra
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      Yes, it would – make sure you wind them and dent them as one.

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      in reply to: Sampling #38396
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        As Jane says – there is no right way or wrong way – just different ways!  There is nothing saying that you can’t wind a small warp and put it on your loom just to “play” with sampling.  That way you get lots more practice warping and practice makes perfect – so I’ve been told 😜  Everybody approaches sampling in their own way – just enjoy the process (and keep good records!)

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        in reply to: Sampling #38364
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          You are on the right track, Kelly!  For the first while, why don’t you add a half yard to your warp for sampling and allow enough to tie the final warp onto the cloth beam.  Sample away, allowing a section between your samples for a short hem, because you won’t really know if you are going to be happy with your final project until you’ve finished (washed) your sample.  Tea towels are a great project to start with as you practice the rhythm of  “throw, beat, change, beater back”.  The sample can also be a place you can play with different colours with your warp to see what combinations make you happy!  Just think of it in the same way you do your knitting – changing needles to get the gauge and cloth you are looking for.  Have fun and ask any questions that come to mind.

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          in reply to: When to remove the locking pin #36696
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            You can take it out now, you’re good to go!  BTW, I leave the locking pin while I’m threading and denting – it just helps me to keep everything in place while I’m the warping.

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            in reply to: Lease sticks #36615
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              In order to get even tension on your warp you would remove the lease sticks before you tie on to the cloth beam.  The lease sticks are creating slightly different lengths in the warp as it comes through the reed.  It needs to be flat across to the warp beam in order to get even tension.  Make sense?

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              in reply to: 4H / 4T #36404
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                The Colour and Design Course is all in Plain Weave, so you would certainly have enough shafts and  treadles to weave the course samples and grow from there!  There is a world of weaving you could do on that loom when you think about the looms used throughout the world.  One question I would ask is, how wide is the loom?  If you might want to do tea towels, for example, afterwards with what you are learning – you might want around a 24” weaving width.

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                in reply to: Moving heddles on a David #34366
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                  OK – I’ll weigh in on this one.  One thing you must do is secure your heddles before taking them off a shaft.  Tie bundles in numbers you’ll remember.  Get some twist-ties and secure 50 (or ?) above and below the eye.  Once secure (and that’s oh so important 🙃) you can unhook the bottom of the shaft, holding on and not letting it fall – remove your bundle, remove it from the top of the shaft, and they’re off.  Keep them organized and it’s easy peasy.

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                  in reply to: Projects #34332
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                    Beautiful scarf, Gabriele!

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                    in reply to: I lieu of a secret handshake or ring…. #33915
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                      👍👏 👋👋👋

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                      in reply to: Esidode 5 – Project Planning , #33809
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                        Just wait until next year, Helen!  Your brain will explode with “Colour and Design” 😁

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                        in reply to: Warping Mill #33808
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                          Ashlee – I know that Jane has had that mill for quite a while, it’s possible Glimakra has changed the design slightly.  Are you one of the lucky weavers whose partner, friend or even yourself has a passion for woodworking and/or building things?  A friend’s husband made her a large floor warping mill that she loves and I think it was quite cost effective as well.

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                          in reply to: Warping Mill #33793
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                            Hi again, Ashlee.  The one Jane is using is a Glimakra – it’s fabulous and huge but doesn’t fold down between uses.  Jane says “you have to have some spare real-estate for it to live happily….however you can hang all kinds of stuff of it, LOL.”

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                            in reply to: Warping Mill #33784
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                              Jane would only sell products she recommends – so check out the ones in her online store and studio. 😉

                              https://janestaffordtextiles.com/product-category/weaving-supplies/warping-boards-and-mills/

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                              in reply to: Wool-eating insects #33667
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                                Sorry to hear about your infestation!  I’ve had that experience and found that putting the wool in the freezer helps if there is life or potential life in the wool.  If the eggs haven’t hatched, you need to freeze the wool for a period of time, then take it out to room temperature to give the eggs time to hatch, then back to the freezer it goes.  Not sure of the time frame but I’m sure “Mr. Google” has an answer.  I kept traps in the house for a while http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?cat=2,51555&p=69650

                                which worked but have to invest invest in them again after finding eggs in some qiviut fibre the other day 🙁   Good luck!

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                                in reply to: Pulled the trigger and ordered a Louet Spring loom #33266
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                                  How exciting, Ed!  We’re looking forward to photos 😁

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