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  • in reply to: Thoughts on 8.1 – Counter-Balance Loom #196954
    Teresa
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      Thanks for your support…I’m learning to play with the parts of my loom… good to know not to fuss too much!

      in reply to: Thoughts on 8.1 – Counter-Balance Loom #189046
      Teresa
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        Some Fanny technicalities……this is a rescue loom from a garage with minor water damage on the shafts but otherwise great condition… in using this and reviewing my weaving I’ve noticed some minor variations that Leclerc doesn’t comment on….I’ve attached pics to hopefully help in clarifying my questions

        1) my treadle cords can vary by as much as 1/2 inch… do I need new ones?

        2) does it matter how the counter balance cords travel on the lower bar.. Leclerc is quite specific about the upper cords but vague about the lower set

        3) my shafts are a  bit “ irregular” see pic.. does this matter?

        4) does it matter where the hooks for the heddle frame are in the sequence of threading?  Since my frames are irregular so are the hooks

        many thanks

        Terry

         

         

         

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        in reply to: Thoughts on 4.6.1 – Colour and Weave on Twill, The Basics #191425
        Teresa
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          Well I’m working on the two stripe twill right now… but I did 3 stripe! So I might as well continue in this vein of twists and exploring!

          in reply to: Thoughts on 4.6.1 – Colour and Weave on Twill, The Basics #191330
          Teresa
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            I feel ready to do the PW colour and  weave gamp, in 2/8 cotton.. is there any reason not to re-sley and do it in twill ( adding FS of course!)

            the twill would not be “neat” in each square and would cross over into borders but otherwise I don’t see any reason not to try it.

            Is there some unknown folly lurking there?

             

            thanks Terry

            Teresa
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              I’ve been trying to research this… all I see posted is that there are many reasons..so I’m trying to develop a bit of a list by working thru the whole sequence that explains my irregular recurring problem

              so far.

              1) glitch in the warping or beaming….possible

              2) threading and sleying errors… should be regular

              3) tying on.. possible

              4) treadle cords different lengths giving me a “ split shed”… one harness not sinking enough

              5) beater not centred properly for my loom.. possible since I readjusted my harnesses

               

              still open to other possibilities if anyone can add to my list

               

              thanks

              Terry

              Teresa
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                For sure I did do that tho’ probably not “expertly”…. will review the video again but also looking to think outside my current thinking to be aware of any other potential pitfalls

                 

                thanks again

                terry

                Teresa
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                  So…… I’m back here in season 1…. life has gotten in my way… both good and bad!, but finally getting back to this problem that has plagued me.

                  this is the first warp I have done with cotton and I really worked on my technique with out improving this concern. My selvages are better and my weaving is smoother but every so often I skip warp threads.. irregular threads and irregular times, but mostly in the middle third of my warp.

                  It happens in the weaving sweet spot, just after I advance or later, on either shed…. and didn’t happen in the past when I used an acrylic/ cotton warp with more stretch……..Arrrrrgh.*#!,

                  my diagnosis of the problem is that I probably lashed on the mid third of the warp tighter than the ends, but I have no way to prove it, any other ideas I should attend to in the next project? Or some way to correct next time so it doesn’t happen for the full warp?

                  BTW… weaving on an old Fanny counterbalance and have reviewed my loom set up. Planning to get some new treadle cords. It otherwise looks well balanced and level after reviewing Jane’s video on her Fanny.

                  DC54BB9C-A7A9-41C4-8708-A31B81C55501615175D8-3017-43C9-A83D-FCDB510379F8Gonna try some towels in cotton boucle

                   

                  many thanks Terry

                   

                  in reply to: balanced weave #43372
                  Teresa
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                    Struggling with this a bit too as a new weaver….averaging 16ppi with 18 epi. Also my shed is not always fully opening and I sometimes skip a thread or my boat shuttle gets “stuck” half way across the throw. I feel like these two problems are related…. maybe too much tension on the warp? Will try loosening a bit for my next towel.  It seems to happen mostly at the reed stripe where it sleyed with 3 in a 2/2/2/3 in an 8 dent reed….I do like the reed stripes tho!

                    I am looking for the negative space and finding it a bit harder to see with this slaying as well…any tips?

                     

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