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Queezle's picture

Summer & Winter Dishtowels

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Sat, 03/01/2014 - Fri, 03/21/2014
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
7
Number of Treadles: 
9
Sett: 
30.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
9.00 yd
Notes: 

This project is a set of dish towels in summer and winter.  I played around with S&W on two samples, and for both, the selvedges were a nightmare.  Why I decided to proceed with a long warp of dish towels, I may never know.  But I think I licked my selvedge problems.  First, I threaded more warp ends on the two edges, something I had seen discussed at ravelry.  Second, I used the make-shift temple idea that has been linked on this site many times. 

My final break-through was realizing that fewer weft colors was better, and I am quite happy with the result (so far).  Now, if I could only make fewer treadling errors.

smedway's picture

#157, Shuttle-Craft Book of American Handweaving

Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
6
Source
This Draft is from: 
Book
Source Title: 
Shuttle-Craft Book of American Handweaving
Author(s): 
Atwater, Mary Meigs
Publication Date: 
1931
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Draft Image: 
Times Used: 
0
tintinnael's picture

Summer and Winter Tea Towels with Cutch

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sat, 11/10/2012 - Fri, 06/28/2013
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
6
caloosa's picture

Summer and winter color gamp

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013 - Sun, 02/24/2013
Yarn
Yarn: UKI 20/2 Mercerized Cotton
Color: Various
Type: warp
Yarn: UKI 20/2 Mercerized Cotton
Color: same as warp
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Schacht floor loom
Number of Shafts: 
6
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
32.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
4.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
6.25 in
ranchrags's picture

Pine Trees and Snowballs Tablecloth

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Thu, 02/21/2013
Yarn
Yarn: 20/2 Cotton
Color: natural
Type: warp
Yarn: 5/2 cotton
Color: periwinkle, ice blue
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Glimåkra Standard
Number of Shafts: 
7
Sett: 
30.00 EPI
Width on Loom: 
46.50 in
caloosa's picture

Summer and Winter Kitchen towels

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Tue, 01/15/2013 - Wed, 01/30/2013
Yarn
Yarn: Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 10/2
Color: white, blue, green, pink, navy
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Schacht floor loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
24.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
5.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
21.00 in
Finished Length: 
32.00 in
Finished Width: 
17.00 in
Notes: 

Still sampling at the beginning.  Tried Dukagang treadling and did not like the way the weft slid around.  Changed to more standard tie up.  Also tried navy, then blue green, and finally white and pink.  Still looking for a good pattern weft. 

Any wisdom about how Summer and winter weft works with subtle contrast?

njpeckmc's picture

2 rigid heddle Summer and Winter detail

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sat, 12/15/2012 - Thu, 01/24/2013
Yarn
Yarn: 10/2 cotton
Color: blues
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Rigid Heddle
Number of Shafts: 
2
Sett: 
25.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
7.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
12.50 in
Finished Length: 
6.00 yd
Finished Width: 
11.50 in
tien's picture

Phoenix solstice card

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Fri, 12/21/2012
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Loom Used: 
AVL WDL 24/24
Number of Shafts: 
24
Sett: 
80.00 EPI
Notes: 

This card came from a sample warp that I cut up for holiday cards. The ground warp is 140/2 silk that I dyed scarlet, the pattern warp is 80/2 silk, dyed yellow. The weft is a very fine reeled silk, thinner than 140/2 silk, that I dyed a beautiful orange-red. The structure is turned summer and winter.

The symbolism of the phoenix (I'm mashing my myths a bit here) parallels the symbolism of the winter solstice celebration: the sun is reborn on the Solstice, the longest night of the year, and the phoenix is a firebird that rises from its own ashes. Seems like a good match to me...

tien's picture

Phoenixes in turned summer and winter

Number of Shafts: 
24
Source
This Draft is from: 
My own design
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Draft Image: 
Notes: 

This turned Summer & Winter draft was developed for use with 140/2 silk ground warp, 80/2 silk pattern warp, and a very fine reeled silk weft. It's phoenixes alternating on the half-drop, 24 shafts.

Times Used: 
0
ChrisWeaveMaine's picture

Winter to Summer Weave Along Project

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Fri, 05/18/2012 - Sat, 06/16/2012
Yarn
Yarn: 3/2 Pearl Cotton
Color: natural
Type: warp
Yarn: 3/2 Pearl Cotton
Color: natural
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
6
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Width on Loom: 
16.00 in
Finished Length: 
54.00 in
Finished Width: 
13.25 in