I'm about to start the silk sample for the christening gown (which may be abandoned as my niece moved up the event from March to January!). I've spread out the plain weave over 6 shafts. I've estimated that the sett will be 100 epi and will be 24" wide at the reed.. At that sett, even with the plain weave spread, I need about 300 heddles on each of these 6 shafts. I'm weaving this on the AVL WDL 24/24.
Has anyone tried 100 texsolve heddles per inch? What issueds did you encounter. I'm concerned about 2 things, getting the heddles that close together, and the shafts grabbing each other given how close they are.
Would love to hear about any of your experiences and suggestions you have.