Morning Coffee

I just wanted to start a morning check in topic for anyone who likes to pop on Weavolution while having their morning coffee, or as part of their morning routine! We can chat about whatever is on our minds and our looms as we start our day!

Happy weaving!


Posted on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 01:56

I'm game, but it depends on what time your morning coffee is.  Retired, I don't get up early unless I really, really have to.

Posted on Sat, 03/06/2021 - 11:46

That's the great thing about having it here, it doesn't matter what time we each do morning coffee, we can just check in here over our morning coffee and chat about what's on our looms or minds!

This week I have started teaching a student at my school how to weave. Is there anything like teaching a new weaver and seeing the amazement and joy on their face!!! Love it!

Posted on Sun, 03/07/2021 - 14:26

I tend to make the weekends mostly family time, but balance with studio time! If you know me, you know I usually have a LOT of projects on the go at once. My main weaving projects are: damask trim, a plain weave linen for finishing the hem of a historical recreation garment, and a narrow warp of mostly handspun yarn, purpose yet to be determined!

The handspun yarn I decided to weave as 1/3 twill, but the "right side" will be the 3/1 side. :)

Posted on Sun, 03/14/2021 - 15:33

Good Morning, today I'm going to spend some time weaving on my 3/1 handspun twill. It's been a pretty lazy week, so I'm ready to get some stuff done! :)

Posted on Mon, 03/15/2021 - 18:28

Hi there!  I just joined this site today, and have been exploring groups, numerous postings, etc.    When a member post includes photos, they are not showing for me, I see either an empty box where the photo should be, or just the photo title.

Is anyone else experiencing this?  Is there some setting I'm missing?

Thanks for any responses, looking forward to learning from you all.  I just started weaving a couple months ago, having a blast with the learning curve and experiments with techniques and colors.


One more thing - when I posted my question, I see that it's loaded with html text/commands - whatsupwiththat?



Posted on Sun, 03/21/2021 - 19:43

Welcome to Weavolution!

Photos are generally only missing on very old posts. If you find a post that is missing photos that would be useful for you, please let me know and I'll see if I can restore the photos.

To prevent the extra html stuff, choose filtered html as the Text Format. I know it's a bit of a phaff, but brand new members are temporarily set to that in case a spambot does get on the site. :)

Posted on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 20:46

Hi there!

 I'm looking for a place to ask questions and get some recommendations.  I started weaving at a young age with Marie Walling and have a beautiful 46" Walling loom.  I'm getting back into weaving after a 35 year hiatus.  :D  I'd like to weave some upholstery fabric for two chairs but not sure where to start.  Firm twist, of course but best fiber choice?  Cotton/linen?  Would this sag too much?  I'd love to hear your thoughts on my project.  Thanks!



Posted on Sun, 03/21/2021 - 19:46

Ohh this sounds like a fantastic project! I would recommend creating a new discussion topic, you can post it here in our Jones House group. We made House Groups so brand new people have a place they could start posting right away! I hope this helps.

Posted on Tue, 03/23/2021 - 23:38

I'm hoping to work on a set of placemats.  I have been down with a nasty reaction to the second Covid vaccination for several days, this is the first sort of normal day.  These are 8/4 cotton in a braided twill in orange and yellow.  They go with a large table cloth, already delivered to the customer.

Posted on Fri, 03/26/2021 - 03:34

There are previous posts, from Reed Guy, who built and upholstered a Regency style chair, and I believe he used fine wool to make his fabric.  I have used pearl cotton in a  rep material as upholstery fabric, and found it to very long wearing.  I used 5/2.

Posted on Fri, 03/26/2021 - 21:14

Thanks so much for your reply!  Do you remember the sett you used for the 5/2 cotton?  I want to do a shadow weave and the longest float is two threads. I'll probably have to sample to get the sett that'll give me a firm fabric without being too stiff.  Your thoughts?

Posted on Sat, 03/27/2021 - 21:32

Rep is a very close sett, warp faced weave, so the sett I used wouln't work for shadow weave.

Posted on Wed, 03/31/2021 - 07:49

Good morning! I'm so glad this thread is taking off! I'm enjoying a nice dark coffee with coconut milk and agave this morning. :) I've been spending a lot of time in my studio, especially the sunroom extension that Oli built for me last year!

'll be updating my project page later today. I managed to weave off the last of 8 meters of linen!! I timed myself toward the end and was weaving 12" in 15 minutes. It's just plain weave, but I was very happy with myself!

I'll be putting on a handspun warp next and focus on weaving the silk damask on my drawloom.