floating selvedge

Can you use a floating selvedge with a fly shuttle?  With one hand pushing the beater back and one hand pulling the shuttle cord, I am short one hand.  Unsure of how to get the shuttle to go over the leading side and under the opposite side.  I seem to have quite a long float with the pattern I am weaving.


Posted on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 02:33

thanks Mary.  I never even thought of that.  I almost emailed you before I posted here.  The answer was so close to home.  Just a couple more pegs and I'll be in business.

Posted on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 02:38

After I went down and looked at it, it occured to me that adding a few pegs will change the last couple treads of all my pattern repeats, not just the outside edges.  That might bugger things up.  I may have to see if I can just move a couple of the edge threads to different shafts and accomplish the same thing.  will require a little more thought and have to change it up with every pattern variation. 

Posted on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 02:39

anyway, so back to the original question, can you use a floating selvedge with the fly shuttle?

Posted on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 03:49

Not effectively that I've found.  I'd rather change the threading at the selvedge or not use a weave structure that leaves the selvedges unstable.