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Claudia Segal's picture

DLC scarf

Project
Draft: 
plain weave
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sun, 05/05/1991 - Sun, 05/12/1991
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
0
Sett: 
8.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
90.00 in
Width on Loom: 
7.00 in
Finished Length: 
70.00 in
Finished Width: 
6.50 in
Anja's picture

Stripes n loops

Project
Draft: 
plain weave
Project Status: 
Finishing
Project Date: 
Fri, 05/10/1991 - Fri, 06/10/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
30.00 Ends/cm
Length on Loom: 
70.00 cm
Width on Loom: 
45.00 cm
Finished Length: 
60.00 cm
Finished Width: 
40.00 cm
Notes: 

11.05.2011:

I have chosen the yarn and the colors: like to have a sunny-sommer-style, so I took cotton and bright colors.

13.05.2011:

I managed warping. I thought a lot about the stripes and finally decided to make only five ones, because more of them could be too much distraction from the central motif. I hope this still goes with the theme of the WAL.

20.05.2011:

I started weaving. At first, I had to do some trial & error, in order to choose the appropriate size of the knitting needle, but finally I decided for the 5mms and 2 rows between the loops (to stabilize the fabric). Now that I better can imagine the finished look, I regret that I did'nt do some more stripes (at least in the middle). Well, let's see. Maybe I will do a second piece. Cushions never come singly, do they?

11.06.2011:

I finally finished weaving. Next step is washing before I will sew in the zipper.

12.06.2011:

The zipper is in and so is the filling. I will definitly think about some other pillows but will vary the making. Let's see...

 

JuliaT's picture

Bouquet of Posies Scarf

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Thu, 05/05/2011 - Thu, 05/19/2011
Yarn
Yarn: Sugar'n Cream Solid
Color: Cream
Type: warp
Yarn: Sugar'n Cream Solid
Color: Hot Green
Type: warp
Yarn: Sugar'n Cream Solid
Color: Cream
Type: weft
Yarn: Sugar'n Cream Solid
Color: Rose Pink
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
0
Length on Loom: 
90.00 in
Width on Loom: 
6.25 in
Finished Length: 
65.00 in
Finished Width: 
6.00 in
Notes: 

Warp: 6, 3, 6, 3, 6, 3, 6  (6 Cream, 3 Hot Green)

Weft: 3 Rows-Cream, tie off.  *5 Rows Straight Weave-Cream, Bouquet Stitch around the all the Green Threads only-Cream, Straight weave 2 rows leaving a gap above bouquet stitch-Cream, Danish Medallion Stitch in Rose Pink(straight weave, right to left, through cream threads, danish medallion around 2 previous weaved rows between cream and green threads. Weave under one green thread, danish medallion in center of green threads. Weave under 2 green threads, danish medallion between green and cream threads. Repeat to end of row, weave ends in.)*  Repeat from * to * until you reach the end and weave three rows of cream, tie off, weave ends in.

kendrick43's picture

Four Directions Frame

Project
Project Date: 
Sun, 01/23/2011 - Tue, 01/25/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Width on Loom: 
4.00 in
Finished Width: 
3.75 in
Notes: 

A new take on the four directions. 

JuliaT's picture

Spring Green Cotton Scarf

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sun, 04/24/2011 - Wed, 05/04/2011
Yarn
Yarn: Mercerized Cotton
Color: Celadon
Type: warp
Yarn: Mercerized Cotton
Color: Light Silver
Type: warp
Yarn: Mercerized Cotton
Color: Grass Green
Type: weft
Yarn: Mercerized Cotton
Color: Teal
Type: weft
Yarn: Mercerized Cotton
Color: Celadon
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
0
Length on Loom: 
90.00 in
Width on Loom: 
9.00 in
Finished Length: 
8.50 in
Finished Width: 
70.00 in
Notes: 

 

I used Tahki Cotton Classic Lite Yarn, Weight-Sport / 5 ply, 146 yards per skein-I warped Loom using a 10 dpi heddle. 4 Celadon, 4 Light Silver, 16 Celadon, 4 Light Silver, 16 Celadon, 4 Light Silver, 4 Celadon. Straight Weave 3 rows Celadon, tie off the 3 Celadon rows in groups of 4 to make fringe. Straight Weave Grass Green for 2 rows then start pattern 1 with Grass Green. P/U Stick 1= 4 up, 4 down P/U Stick 2= 2 up, 2 down In Colors: Grass Green & Teal Pattern 1: Up & P/U Stick 2 Down Up & P/U Stick 2 Down P/U Stick 1 Down Repeat Pattern 1, 3 more times alternating colors Pattern 2: Straight Weave in Colors: Celadon, Grass Green & Teal 4-Celadon 2-Grass Green 2-Teal 4-Celadon Pattern 3: 2 up, 2 down in Colors Grass Green & Teal Up & 2 up, 2 down Down Up & 2 up, 2 down Down -Change Color- Up & 2 down, 2 up Down Up & 2 down, 2 up Down Repeat Pattern 3, 1 more time. Pattern 4: 2 up, 2 down in Colors Grass Green & Teal Up Down & 2 up, 2 down Up Down & 2 up, 2 down -Change Color- Up Down & 2 down, 2 up Up Down & 2 down, 2 up Repeat Pattern 4, 1 more time. Pattern 5: 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 up Up & 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 up Down & 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 up-Change Colors- Up & 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 up Down & 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 upPattern 6: Up-Grass Green, Down-Teal -Weaving to Right to Left- Up-Grass Green Down-Teal -Weaving Left to Right- Up-Grass Green Down-Teal Repeat pattern 6 until your paper protecting the yarn drops from the loom and you can see the end warp threads tied on. Pattern 5: 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 up Up & 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 up Down & 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 up-Change Colors- Up & 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 up Down & 4 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 16 up, 4 down, 4 upPattern 4: 2 up, 2 down in Colors Grass Green & Teal Up Down & 2 up, 2 down Up Down & 2 up, 2 down -Change Color- Up Down & 2 down, 2 up Up Down & 2 down, 2 up Repeat Pattern 4, 1 more time. Pattern 3: 2 up, 2 down in Colors Grass Green & Teal Up & 2 up, 2 down Down Up & 2 up, 2 down Down -Change Color- Up & 2 down, 2 up Down Up & 2 down, 2 up Down Repeat Pattern 3, 1 more time. Pattern 2: Straight Weave in Colors: Celadon, Grass Green & Teal 4-Celadon 2-Grass Green 2-Teal 4-Celadon Pattern 1: Up & P/U Stick 2 Down Up & P/U Stick 2 Down P/U Stick 1 Down Repeat Pattern 1, 3 more times alternating colors that end in Grass green as the last color. Straight Weave 2 rows of Grass Green. Straight Weave 3 rows of Celadon, Tie off the 3 Celadon rows in groups of 4 to make fringe.

 

clgy's picture

4th project - two 3/2 100% mercerized cotton table runners

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Yarn
Yarn: 3/2 Perle Cotton
Color: White
Type: warp
Yarn: 3/2 Perle Cotton
Color: White
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
20.00 in
Width on Loom: 
16.00 in
Finished Length: 
18.00 in
Finished Width: 
13.25 in
JuliaT's picture

Watercolors Scarf

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011 - Mon, 04/18/2011
Yarn
Yarn: Cotton Classic Lite
Color: Light Silver
Type: warp
Yarn: Cotton Classic Lite
Color: Celadon
Type: weft
Yarn: Cotton Classic Lite
Color: Grass Green
Type: weft
Yarn: Cotton Classic Lite
Color: Teal
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
0
Length on Loom: 
95.00 in
Width on Loom: 
7.75 in
Finished Length: 
70.00 in
Finished Width: 
7.00 in
Notes: 

I was inspired by the colors on a paper flower from a gift, then I went and picked the yarn from that. I picked a pattern from the Weaver’s Idea Book on Page 100, Warp and Weft Faced Floats, called the Double Windowpane, Mock Waffle Weave. I used one string heddle along with my 10dpi rigid heddle, warping the loom with the light silver colored yarn, then I rotated through the Celadon, Grass Green, & Teal yarn colors as I weaved the scarf for this pattern.

Peachkin's picture

Weave Now Class - Project Scarf

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Wed, 03/09/2011 - Wed, 04/06/2011
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
8.00 EPI
Finished Length: 
79.00 in
Finished Width: 
6.00 in
Notes: 

My project scarf from Amelia's Weave Now rigid heddle class. I used a 75% merino, 25% nylon sock yarn; solid turquoise for the warp and heathered blue-gray for the weft. Partial list of things learned from Amelia's class: 1) use sock weight yarn rather than worsted weight with my 8-dent heddle for a more supple cloth 2) double warp threads at selvedges to improve uniformity 3) method for simple tied fringe that eliminates need for hemstitching 4) weaving on loom should resemble window-screen (study the size and shape of the little squares of open space between the threads as you weave).

After machine wet-finishing and pressing, my scarf came out with a nice drape. I was very happy with its soft feel. 

Thanks Amelia and Claudia.

 

 

 

Anja's picture

Spinning-Apron

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Wed, 04/03/1991 - Sat, 05/28/2011
Yarn
Yarn: Cotton
Color:
Type: warp
Yarn: Cotton
Color:
Type: warp
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
30.00 Ends/cm
Notes: 

This is supposed to become an apron that I will use for spinning. Doing mere picking-up, I am not sure how stable the fabric will be when finished. Maybe I better should have chosen overshot.  *hmpf* :-(

07.05.2011:

The weaving was very slowly, but that did'nt matter because the apron is supposed to be part of my tools that I use for making shamanic power-objects and for such tools, mindfulness and concentration is very important anyway. Now that the weaving is done and I washed it, the fabric gained more stability. After drying, I will sew the borders and finish the "Jostenband" in order to attach it as the waistband...

29.05.2011:

Today I finished the apron and I am very happy about the way it came out. It was a slowly process, all manually done, but it's worth the effort.

clgy's picture

First weaving attempt on Kromski Harp 16 inch RH loom :)

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Length on Loom: 
100.00 in
Finished Length: 
5.00 ft
Notes: 

Comments welcome. :)