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      My weaving books recommend tight wrapping and for plain weave you divide the outcome by 2. That seams to me pretty much what Jane is doing, but simpler as you don’t have to get the spacing right.

      Is there something wrong with the method I learned?

      yezemin
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        Thank you so much Jane, for this great video! I’m weaving for a few years now, but not a lot, so as it feels like I have the techniques down I wanted to check if there were things I missed, as a few things just didn’t feel comfortable.

        A few weeks ago I started to weave a blanket in deflected doubleweave. Before that I watched Madelyn van der Hoogts video about that and was amazed as she told me: Always use a temple.
        I got even 2 with my loom, but after fiddeling around a bit when I started I put them away, because I found them annoying.

        But I have too and out they came again and I wove around 80cm with them, not very happy with them, but if I really have too…

        Then I watched your video and thought: But that’s how I did it all the time and she says my selvedges will be perfect with that. Ok, they aren’t as sometimes I miss a loop and are to lazy to weave back to it or there is just a teeny bit of snag I didn’t even recognize or the selvedge gets a bit stuck on itself (happens with wooly stuff), but my edges were pretty straight without that temple.

        So off the loom it went just now again. So much better!

        And what’s great: You gave me the confidence not to check my selvedges all the time, as I do it the way you show. I just never was sure, that it really will be ok and every time something snagged or so I said to me: See, good that you check that as you don’t have a clue how to do it perfect!

        I have to admit I don’t hold my shuttle like a teacup, but I also don’t grab it like a stick. More like a pencil or a dart. Have to test if it makes a difference if I hold it like you showed, but as you said: Habit… I feel pretty comfortable holding it my way and changing it it feels so crampy. 🙂

        Thank you also so much for that mentioning of the over and under to grab the selvedge threads. I wondered why that happens sometimes, but never noticed the up or down slope of the weft as indicator what could be the cause for that.

        yezemin
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          Thank you Sandra! In such cases you always hope you overlooked something. 🙂

          yezemin
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            Hi Jane!
            What do you do with leftover heddles, when you have a warp that uses the entire width of your loom? I have a Louet Hollandia and as I’ve read that weavers take leftover heddles out I didn’t see an easy way to do that with an Louet loom (or am I wrong?).
            So far I bind them together in a tight bundle, but I’m always hoping not to get a too big bundle that shaves on the threaded heddles. I also put empty heddles in between my threaded heddles, so I don’t have to much heddles left on one side, but I assume checking the threading would be easier without it.

            And in the video it looks like you leave ALL the heddles of not used shafts on the sides. Isn’t that bundling up too much, if you have a warp that uses the entire weaving width?

            I instead started to use all shafts, even if I didn’t need them, as I had the feeling my loom works smoother that way. If I leave some shafts unused they seemed to get stuck a lot and I had to fiddle around. After starting to use all of my shafts, that next to never happens. But perhaps that was just a happy accident.

            yezemin
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              Thank you Jane! I never had big tension problems, even as I did my warp the lazy way (never thought about it messing with the tension), so I already assumed that I fixed that while winding on. But in the future I will take care to make my warp as much even tensioned as possible from the beginning. 🙂

              I’m not far in, but I already like your videos a lot. You and your camera team take care that we really can see every detail of what you are doing. That is so great!

              yezemin
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                I noticed you telling that the last part of this warp was done by Charlotte, but in the first video about warping you strongly recommend doing all the warping in one session because different tensioning would occur otherwise. So I assume this warp would also have different tension as it was done by 2 different people.

                So as it looks like you break with your own recommendations: Would it really matter that much if you do your warping in several sessions? That’s what I’m usual doing as my arms tend to get tired if I have to do much more then 200 warp threads. I assume continue to work anyway would also affect my tension…

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