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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.0
Had so much fun making these I forgot to weave on my loom this week…oops!!0
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.0
And it did!0
Checking to see if my Gravatar is working 😀0
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. ;D0March 2, 2018 at 9:42 am in reply to: Season 2, Episode 2 – More on Division of Space & the Asymmetry Sample #41243
Sample 1 Asymmetry Towels finished. 😀
You can see that I was feeling pink.
Using completely different colours in the weft.
Switching out the orange zinger for a green one.0
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.0
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)
Changing the sett (I had to remove some of the ends to enable it to fit.
Blanket Pool 😉0
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. 😀0
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.0
Rookie mistake??? nah…..I’ve been weaving for over 20 years and I did the exact same thing about a year ago!! 😉0
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. 🙂1May 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm in reply to: Meet-up at ANWG Conference in Victoria – JST’s Online Guild will meet in the Mystic Market from 12:15pm until 1:15pm on Saturday July 1st #31655
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.0January 22, 2017 at 10:57 am in reply to: Meet-up at ANWG Conference in Victoria – JST’s Online Guild will meet in the Mystic Market from 12:15pm until 1:15pm on Saturday July 1st #29504
I’ll be there. 🙂0