Welcome Guest. Login/Register.
7 weavers online | help

5-shaft waffle weave spa cloth woven on The Quad rigid heddle loom

Looming's picture
Close-up of 5-shaft waffle weave on Quad rigid heddle loom
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sat, 04/02/2011 - Sun, 05/01/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 8/2 unmercerized cotton
Color: White
Type: warp
Yarn: 8/2 unmercerized cotton
Color: Peach
Type: warp
Loom
Loom Used: 
The Quad
Number of Shafts: 
5
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
20.00 EPI
Width on Loom: 
10.00 in
0
Your rating: None
neweaver's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/06/2010
waffle weave

I love the red and white and waffle weave is one of my favorite 'magic' weaves.  Beautiful!

Cindy

Looming's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/21/2011
Waffle weave

Hi, Cindy--

Thanks for your kind words. Yes, waffle weave really is magic! I always need to remind myself to make the warp much wider than the finished project. This spa cloth was 10" wide on the loom and about 7.5" wide after it was washed and dried. It is soooo thick and soft!

Kate

ingamarie's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/18/2009
nice

Very nice. Will you post the draft?

Looming's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/21/2011
Waffle weave draft--for 4 rigid heddles and for a 5-shaft loom

Thanks, ingamarie. I've added the draft that I used to do the waffle weave on a rigid heddle loom with 4 heddles (threaded to create the equivalent of a 5-shaft loom) and also noted a draft on the handweaving.net site that weavers with regular 5-shaft table or floor looms can use. It's not difficult at all on any type of loom, and the results are really nice.

Marsha A. Knox's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/10/2010
how to warp quad

I have never seen instructions on how you warp the quad...even on your website.  Can't wait to see them.  This project is gorgeous.

ingamarie's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/18/2009
Ah!

I didn't realize this was done on 4 heddle RH loom, I had assumed a regular 2 heddle RH. which is why I was curious about how you had done it!

 

sherryk's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/20/2011
The Quad loom

I would love to see a video with you weaving this is RH loom.  Also would enjoy looking at the draft if you post it.  I have 2 heddles now in 10 dent H. 

Looming's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/21/2011
The Quad loom

Based on your suggestion, sherryk, a video is now in the works. Thanks! I've sent you a PM with more information about the draft.