A denser sett

When I bought my first loom, it came with 20 meters of rug warp, sett: 30-10 metric. Så I started weaving rag rugs and became so absorbed in the rug, that I just continued. When I got my glimåkra with 8 shafts and treadles, I immediately dressed it to its full potential: width 100 cm, 8 shafts and 8 treadles, sett: 40 -10. That was more daring than I realized at the time, but all went well - though it was hard work going from an ancient loom with direct tie-down to 8 shafts and countermarch. I wove a nice piece of yardage with wool from my brother's sheep as weft. (maybe next year's halloweave project will be sewing a jacket from it)

Since then I have never woven anything any denser than 60-10, and I think it is time to move on. Yesterday I went to town to buy some thin cotton yarn for my diffenrential shrinkage project, because I want to challenge myself to move on.

Eva

Comments

Posted on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 13:44

Eva, you've just summed up HalloWeave perfectly!

..."to challenge myself to move on"

And, you mention a great idea for a Halloweave Group; daring to turn handwoven cloth into tailored garments. I think I will also have a go at that 'Demon' next time!

Maybe there are some Weavo members who will tackle the sewing 'Demon' during this Halloweave???

Your current challenge 'to weave at a denser sett' is a really good one, good luck and keep us posted!

Beth

 

Posted on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 10:08

Eva,
I'm really impressed by your dare! Finer setts are something that I need to work on eventually. It's a demon that is still lurking in my weaving closet! I look forward to seeing your success!
Cheers,
Erica