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  • in reply to: Adding a Race to my Jane #154625
    yezemin
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      I assume you could add a race… using screws to attach it, for example. Don’t know if that wouldn’t be in the way, if you want to pack the Jane away… but I can tell you, that a race won’t make throwing your shuttle fool proof!

      My Louet has a Race and I still manage to throw my shuttle through the warp from time to time. 🙂 I started with a loom without race and managed to throw my shuttle there quite fine (after a while). Getting the race was more like a step backwards, as I assumed I could throw more “careless” now.

      I would try to practice with a shuttle without yarn, to get the hang of it. I believe Jane recommends that too in one of her earlier videos.

       

      in reply to: Warping and denting #151828
      yezemin
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        Exactly double the threads I’m assuming you counted a full round on your warping board as 1 thread (starting point to starting point), while that would already have been 2 threads.

        in reply to: Learning to Love my Loom #148685
        yezemin
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          That close up makes me want to cuddle your blanket! I also like the different look and texture you achieved with the golden mohair, but not the color itself. It looks yellow to me on the picture and yellow is a diva and tends to take over an entire piece. If it was your intent that the viewers eye is drawn to the zinger, this is fine. If not, I wonder, how it would have looked with a smaller golden zinger.

          I took a color workshop by Tien Chiu a year ago and thought it was great. That stuff about yellow was only a part of what I learned their. It helped me a lot too choose colors and how and where to place it.

          In your piece, besides the yellow stripe we have two white stripes. As they are of the highest value, the eye is drawn there. But they are set wide apart, so the eye doesn’t move over the piece, but skips around. Again, if that is the effect you want, it’s perfectly fine!

          It’s all a matter of how you want your piece perceived. You can make the viewer look exactly where you want.

          About Fibonacci: As it is certainly a useful tool, you can create beautiful designs without using it. I use fibonacci mostly by accident, as I feel it disturbs my creative process if I have to think in strict numbers.

           

           

           

           

          in reply to: Backwards Chain??? #133367
          yezemin
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            I had that problem too a few times. To avoid it, I test my chains now at the beginning. Start to chain, check if it opens the way you want it, if not start again. It still happens, that I do it wrong, but that way I don’t have to unchain the entire chain. 🙂

            in reply to: Uneven warp #117860
            yezemin
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              Unless you did have REALLY small bundles, I can’t imagine how your husband tightened only 10 threads of one bundle.

              Are those 10 threads the same material as the rest of the warp? I had such stuff happen, if I used linen or silk, together with wool, but never so bad, that I had to cut it off. Linen and silk have no elasticity, so these fibers react differently, when combined with wool.

              As this happened before to you: Is it always on the same side?

              Do you use paper? Could the paper have build up at the point in question?

              in reply to: Uneven warp #117456
              yezemin
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                I had a similar problem with my last warp and couldn’t figure out what happened until I came to the end of my warp. In my case it was only one warp thread. It had wrapped around a plastic peg sticking out of my backbeam without me noticing.

                Perhaps something like that happend with your warp? I also do use wooden warp separators and especially on the sides it can happen that threads wind around, when I slide them in.

                in reply to: Warp tension #106395
                yezemin
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                  Without pics it’s hard to guess. Sometimes tension problems occur because of the weaving technique.

                  It’s also possible that your tension while beaming was different on one side.

                  If it’s managable you could put weights on the (group of) warp threads which not behave.

                  Then there is yarn content. Are the looser threads the same yarn as the other ones? I once had tension problems with different yarns in one warp. If I remember correctly the linen warp threads were constantly to loose. That’s because different fibers stretch differently.

                  Hope that helps figuring out what has gone wrong and hope your project is salvageable!

                  Veronika

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  in reply to: trouble chaining #85090
                  yezemin
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                    Its also possible that you slipped while chaining and pulled the loop through from the wrong side. If you do that, the chain gets stuck. I assume you put then something like a choke hold in the chain. My brain get’s mushy if I try to understand what is happening exactly. 🙂

                    As that happened to me before and is very frustrating, I now try to concentrate as hard as possible while chaining and if something disturbs my concentration I check to be sure, that I did the loop the right way.

                    This way I never had that problem again.

                    It’s possible that you have to open at least part of the chain by hand, as the wrongly pulled loop(s) won’t open from any side (as far as I remember)

                    in reply to: WTH!!! #83914
                    yezemin
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                      Hi Judy,

                      isn’t that the smiley face problem Jane explains in one of her videos?

                      If you put in your weft to tight you draw the selvedge in and while doing this your selvedge threads get longer/looser, as through the draw-in you use up less of their lenght compared to the other threads which keep straight.

                      I had that a lot as I begun weaving and was thinking I didn’t warp correctly, but didn’t know how I could change it. Janes information was such a revelation to me. 🙂

                      in reply to: Spinning wool #82632
                      yezemin
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                        Recommendations for wheels… that’s the question I and many others asked before they started spinning. We all got the same answers in spinning forums: Test as much wheels as possible!

                        The problem with the right wheel is, that everyone is different. A wheel can be great in every way, but still not the right wheel for you. You and the wheel should work effortlessly together. You want to spin probably for hours on it without getting tired.

                        As I started spinning I looked for a wheel that I wouldn’t grow out of. I wanted a big range of ratios, so I could spind thick and thin and fast and slow.

                        I decided the Majacraft Suzie Pro would be perfect, but I kept the advice of other spinners in mind to test the wheel of my choice beforehand. We didn’t fit. Many love this wheel and I’m sure it is great, but it wasn’t for me.

                        I got a Majacraft Rose instead. At the time it seemed perfect for me.

                        A few years later I decided that I wanted a saxony, as I was hoping the bigger wheel would need less treadling and mean less work for my legs as spinning for longer periods on my Rose made my legs hurt.

                        I had the option to rent a Kromski Symphonie and did so. It took me a bit to get used to spinning on it, as it’s not the same positionwise, but in the end I loved it. Treadling on the symphonie seemed effortless in comparison to my Rose. Today I assume it is not only the bigger wheel size but a different angle in the treadles. The rose has a steeper angle, which tires my feets and legs much faster.

                        Such details will only reveal itself after testing wheels for some time. So if possible try wheels out as much and as long as you can. Perhaps you know already spinners, who are willing to let you test their wheels? I have only two and as far as I know most spinners tend to have herds. So if you know ONE spinner there is a possibility to be able to test up to a dozen wheels. 😉

                         

                         

                        in reply to: Spinning wool #82231
                        yezemin
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                          I used my handspun only for weft so far, but I’m absolutely sure it would do well as warp. After I started spinning, I recognized how weak most commercial yarns are spun. None of my handspun is as easily to break as commercial yarn of comparable thickness!

                          But you should keep in mind that it takes a while until you produce yarn that you like. Your first tries will be most likely thick and thin yarn and if you want to spin thin yarn it will take you a while to get enough for weaving.

                          But I do love spinning, especially as you have much more choice in fiber. A few times I even took on to prepare my own raw fleece. That is a lot of work, but with mohair for example pretty much worth it, as you can keep the locks intact.

                          You can also do yarns you usually can’t buy structurewise, like cabled yarn. One day I will try that for sock yarn as it is more stronger then normal plied yarn.

                           

                           

                           

                          in reply to: Thoughts on 2.1.4 – Re-sleying without rebeaming #157048
                          yezemin
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                            Wow, this lesson got me completely by surprise, but the other way around.

                            I was like: Why should I think this is not possible?

                            Then it hit me. As I am also a spinner I looked at other cultures from the beginning and so I knew that there are very simple ways to weave beautiful cloth.

                            I was more like: Oh, my warp should be put in the raddle in exactly the same width as it will be in the reed? If you say so, I will try that (and honestly didn’t notice a difference to just beaming the warp spread out without taking time to measure the exact width.

                            AND I never wanted metal heddles because of the noise they made. The only point where I ever had abrasion is on the edges if I have too much draw in and there it is the reed that causes the problem.

                            in reply to: Upholstery samples complete…. #74511
                            yezemin
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                              That tundra is not my color, but otherwise your samples look great! Would have gone to my cats at once for “testing”.

                              The last chairs we bought, the vendor was a bit mystified as we wanted fabric samples for “testing”.  😉 But this way we found a fabric that withstands their claws nicely.

                              I wish you luck and hope you will tell us about how you use it for upholstering. This is something I didn’t dare so far. Weaving the fabric is one thing, but putting it on furniture…

                               

                               

                              yezemin
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                                Thank you so much for the part about the smiley faces!

                                yezemin
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                                  Now I get why leaving space while wrapping is so much better for finding the right sett. This was eye opening! Thank you so much!

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