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  • in reply to: Thoughts on 4.10.1 – Twills on Four Finale #184079
    SueMcd
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      What a year. What inspiration and learning. Thank you all, so much, for sharing your talents and your love. It’s been the highlight of every month and I can’t wait for our next season together.

      Thank you!

      SueMcd
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        was a bit whiney working with wool all the way thru the 10 yds. But now that it’s wet finished and out to dry! Oh my! I love the end result and learned so much (again!). Thank you, Jane!

        in reply to: Thoughts on 4.4.3 – Point Twill At the Table #174790
        SueMcd
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          Just got this warp off the loom this evening and had to take pictures even before washing. Loved the learning, loved the 8/4, and excited to see what these are like when they are finally finished. Right now I’m just thrilled! Thanks Jane (and everyone!)

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          SueMcd
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            I’m completely in agreement with the video and get the 10 threads to a block and the 2 which are for symmetry and framing.

            But when I look at the draft in the sample (pg. 4 in the Symmetrical Framed with Black example)) the threading is 8 D/L (for block A) and then the 2 for symmetry/framing making a total of 10 threads.

            Which means now I’m lost…do I follow the sequence Jane’s given both for the sample warp (on pg. 2) which is for the Framed in White version? or do I follow the threading diagram on pgs 4 or 5 based on whether I want Black or White?

            Does my question make sense?
            Thanks so much. Mind is awhirl with possibility.
            Sue

            Later – never mind…watched, and re-watched and caught the 12epi that  she’s working with which, for an inch of “block A” would require 12 threads, right? I’m using 7 Bambu and going for a scarf that is 15 epi and 10″ wide. So I was planning to use “blocks” of 10 ends (repeated 15 times). That would give me an A Block much like what is drafted on pg 4 – 8 DL’s and then DD (for the framed with black option). At least that’s what I think I understand.

            Will continue to learn! Thanks again.

            • This reply was modified 4 years ago by SueMcd. Reason: got a bit more info when watching for an Xth time!
            SueMcd
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              I’m weaving “round 2” of parrot with because I love the colors! Put this warp on with the peacock as the largest color and very excited because I’m going to use 20/2 silk for weft!

              Finishing newbie question – I presume I would hand wash the cotton/silk fabric as Jane describes for silk in Session 1? Is that accurate?

              Thanks so much!

              • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by SueMcd.
              SueMcd
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                Parrot, round 1 finished. Bottom three pieces are what I started with – apricot as largest square but I knew I parrothad issues with the warp (5 threads that weren’t holding their tension)..decided to “be bold” and cut the yellow off for the top two experiments – opened up to 16epi and used 2/10 merc cotton in similar colors for the top piece. Kept it at 16 epi and used the 2/8 again just to get a sample of cotton/cotton at that sett. Fun!!!!

                Like it enough that I put a longer warp on with the peacock predominent. Off to play on that now!

                in reply to: Thoughts on 2.2.3 – Introduction to Sample One #161341
                SueMcd
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                  Not seeing any images on this thread so I’m not sure if I’m posting in the right place. Thrilled to be working through Season 2 and trying to take my time to play! First pic is my first warp working through the samples Jane demo’d. I made them into full sized towels and ran out of warp! Ooops! But I got wonderful practice hemstitching. My first time and I feel very comfortable with the basic version now.

                  I didn’t want to leave the lesson quite yet so I put another warp on – longer and with different colors and fiber. Really liked the last sample Jane showed in the classroom so opened sett to 16 epi and used 2/8 cotton for warp but boucle for weft (except for zinger which I kept in cotton). Great learning lesson. My first time with boucle and observing the difference between 18epi and 16epi. Everything is washed up and wonderful – though I still  have some hemming to do.

                  Thanks everyone!!!

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                  SueMcd
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                    Thank you so much for the Guild! I’m a fairly new weaver and really appreciate learning the b2f way of warping (like so many others, taught f2b first). I’m planning on doing that with my next project on my LeClerc. On my Baby Wolf, I find it easier to go front-to-back since I can take off the back beam to thread the heddles, but I can’t take off the front beam/beater without dissembling the whole loom. Really appreciate your calm demeanor, Jane about “do what you have to do”..it’s about keeping the joy in weaving, right? Thanks again.

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