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  • in reply to: Season 3: Episode 4 – Weft Faced #71676
    Sharon
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      I am carefully watching the first ‘at the loom’ segment and notice that ‘jump the bump’ and ‘dive the dip’ don’t seem to be being used here.  The shuttle is exiting UNDER the floating selvedge and then the next weft pick is going OVER the previous yarn.  The selvedges look great so is this an adapted technique?

      Full disclosure:   I was paying very close attention because I’ve been doing some other two shuttle weaves (crackle  and overshot) and have had issues with the weft pulling in from the outermost edge of the fabric no matter whether I go under or over.

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      in reply to: Season 2: Episode 9 – Basket Weaving #52019
      Sharon
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        2FDC79CE-869B-4C14-8656-1FD7776A3544Had so much fun making these I forgot to weave on my loom this week…oops!!

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        in reply to: Lint #46854
        Sharon
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          Love the picture. I, too, have recently bought a handheld Dyson.  It is a cyclone V10 Animal as I figured that yarn bits and lint will be close to animal hair 😉   I don’t know if it makes a difference, but I am very happy not having to lug my regular vacuum cleaner up the stairs to vacuum.  It comes with all sorts of attachments as well to get into those nooks and crannies.

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          in reply to: Can’t upload a profile picture #43614
          Sharon
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            And it did!

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            in reply to: Can’t upload a profile picture #43613
            Sharon
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              Checking to see if my Gravatar is working 😀

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              in reply to: Season 2, Episode 4 – Colour and Weave Gamp #41908
              Sharon
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                LOL Jane.  It is good to have BIG pictures so we don’t have to squint but should you wish to make smaller pics in the future, if you click on the picture you can drag the corners smaller.  ;D

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                Sharon
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                  Sample 1 Asymmetry Towels finished.  😀

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                  You can see that I was feeling pink.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  IMG_3394  Using completely different colours in the weft.

                   

                  IMG_3391  Switching out the orange zinger for a green one.

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                  in reply to: Changing the sett #40270
                  Sharon
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                    Thank you.    😊. The Pakucho is a natural coloured cotton.  Very much like the American Maid stuff, just much thicker.  It is available in the US.

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                    in reply to: Changing the sett #40266
                    Sharon
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                      I changed the sett from 18epi to 8epi on a 8/2 cotton warp and went from tea towels to lightweight summer blankets.  I used Pakucho 10/2/5 yarn for the blanket wefts.  (One of the ) Best things about this warp is that it was stash-busting!  I’d had the Pakucho yarn since a trip to Peru almost 10 years ago.

                      Towel at 18epi, Lunatic Fringe American Maid cotton and Jane’s organic cotton (white)

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                      Changing the sett (I had to remove some of the ends to enable it to fit.

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                      Blanket Pool 😉

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                      in reply to: Tucking in tails – the confession 🤣 #40246
                      Sharon
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                        If I am continuing in the same colour, I tuck my tail into the next shed.  That way I am actually overlapping the threads from each bobbin.  But if I am changing colours, then I go into the same shed.  (If I tuck into the next shed, the colour change will show.)  And when I change colours, I start my next colour on the opposite selvedge so that the doubled threads are more balanced in the cloth.

                        But, as Jane says, there is no wrong…try it both ways and see which one you prefer.  😀

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                        in reply to: Esidode 5 – Project Planning , #37036
                        Sharon
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                          Hi.  You divide by 36 because up until that point you have been using inches and you need to figure out how many yards you need.  There are 36 inches in one yard.

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                          in reply to: Rookie Mistakes #34077
                          Sharon
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                            Rookie mistake???   nah…..I’ve been weaving for over 20 years and I did the exact same thing about a year ago!!  😉

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                            in reply to: How do I finish a blanket without a fringe #33078
                            Sharon
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                              It won’t help you this time, but on page 42 of Handwoven  January/February 2015 it shows you how to hemstitch off the loom.  You basically weave 2 1/4 inches and then insert  a heavier weft and then keep on weaving until the end, insert a heavier weft and then weave another 2 1/4 inches.  Once it is off the loom, zigzag the ends and then press under  1/4 inch and then another inch.  Remove a little of the heavier weft and insert your threaded needle under 4 warps, pull it through; insert the needle around the same 4 warp ends and then into the hem side of the fabric (i.e. up two threads into the fold) and repeat until the end.  The pictures in Handwoven may make this clearer. 🙂

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                              Sharon
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                                We have confirmed that JST’s online guild will meet in the Mystic Market from 12:15pm until 1:15pm on Saturday July 1st. Grab something to eat and come over and introduce yourself.

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                                Sharon
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                                  I’ll be there. 🙂

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