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Taquete (Double Faced)

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Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Fri, 09/09/2016
Yarn
Yarn:
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Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
16
Sett: 
10.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
6.00 in
Width on Loom: 
8.00 in
Finished Length: 
6.00 in
Finished Width: 
7.75 in
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The draft comes from Nancy Arthur Hoskins Tabby to Taquete. Hoskins redacted this draft from a 3rd/4th C burial pillow found in Egypt in a Roman burial. This was so fun to weave!!!

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Oh, this is nice! I was just

Oh, this is nice! I was just reading her book! Thanks for sharing!

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Tabby to Taquete is

Tabby to Taquete is fantastic. I need to clear my backlog of weaving, so I can go back and follow some more of the studies. :)

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That would be fun. Just so

That would be fun. Just so many things I have on my wish to do list ;-)

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Tabby to Taquete

I have everything on hand to start weaving through the book. It will be my first systematic samplers so I am interested in opinions regarding the formatting of the samples. I would like to settle on one of Nancy Hoskins suggested formats before measuring out the first warp.  I have enjoyed her videos And now understand the polychrome draft well enough to proceed.

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By formats do you mean warp

By formats do you mean warp and weft combinations? Or something else? It's quite late here so I apologize if this should be obvious. :)

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Organizing samples

pg 34 Sampler Size section offers suggestions for mounting samples varying between 3 ring notebook with plastic protector page to 11x14 in mats.  i don't want every sample to be different or end up piled in a box  

As I type, I am reminded of a college project made by my mother about 90 years ago in which all of her hand sewn samples were mounted in a book.  I do think about weaving through the book as a college level course even if it takes longer than a semester.

 

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Very ambitious

Francine, what an interesting trip you are going to embark on.  What type of loom are you using to weave your way through the book?  I really wish I had more disipline to do somthing like that.  I have failed both times I tried, MWS and the tapestry group.  Good luck!

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Great sample, Erica

I really like the look of this.  I have paged through the book and when I was having such troubles with tapestry, I had thought to do the 2-shaft sample on my big tapestry loom, but that did not happen:-)

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Very ambitious

Francine, what an interesting trip you are going to embark on.  What type of loom are you using to weave your way through the book?  I really wish I had more disipline to do somthing like that.  I have failed both times I tried, MWS and the tapestry group.  Good luck!

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Ahh now I see what your

Ahh now I see what your asking Francine! Thank you for clarifying. Depending on the yarns you plan to use weft faced samples can get bulky fast! I used 2/11 wool for most of my samples, so they aren't too bulks.

I think a three ring binder is a good idea, but you will likely need the biggest binder you can get your hands on if you want them all to fit in one, or perhaps one binder per type (twill/rosepath, overshot, taquete, etc.). I mounted my samples on cardstock paper. I printed the notes on one side and the samples are sewn on the other. Then I got a faux leather display box, but I would also suggest a nice magazine file. That way you don't have to do the extra step of hole punching the paper. Going forward I will just keep all my project notes on Weavolution and create a QR code sticker to go on the sample card, so I can easily access my notes here. :)

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Cataloging samples and notes for Tabby to Taquete

Theresa, since becoming active on Weavolution, I have added 4 table looms offered for sale here on Weavolution to my loom collection.  In order of arrival, the looms are: 8 shaft 18 inch Mountain loom, 4 and 8 shaft 8 inch Structo looms, and 16 shaft 16 inch Woolhouse Julie loom.  

I learned to weave on a 4 shaft, 4 treadle Gallinger loom and do not lust after more complex floor looms because I like the direct selection of shafts and being involved in the patterning as I work at the loom.  For me, the freedom to design at the loom and change patterns immediately more than offsets the decrease in speed when working on a table loom.  Sample width allows even more freedom to diverge from preset plans when working on a table loom. Besides, I can be so much of a perfectionist about selvages that going faster may only increase my unweaving.  So, I should describe myself as a slow, complex weaver interested in working through patterns for the sake of the patterns without necessarily creating products.

Erica, it is my turn to ask more about your idea--QR codes and notes on Weavolution?  It would be cool to gather the notes entered by other weavers--to broaden the experience regarding yarn selection etc.  This could lead to a more lively weave-along with enduring records.  

Card stock and binder(s) now shape my thought process for my own work in which I plan to use the recommended yarns, since I have 5/2 and 10/2 on hand for wefts to work with seine twine.  Hopefully, by the time I get to the Persian wool work, the Paternayan yarn will be more available again.

I am looking forward to this journey.

Francine

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Francine, I always enjoy our

Francine,

I always enjoy our exchanges, we always ping off each other, in a good way! :)

My method moving forward will be to enter all my projects here on Weavolution. The project section has fields for all the einformation I would normally record anyway. So rather than duplicating that by printing it out on the paper before I mount the sample, I will mount the sample and put a sticker on the card with a QR code, and probably the actual URL to the project here on Weavolution. That way, if I or someone else needs the record sheet, the QR code can be scanned and you'll be taken directly to my notes on the project here on Weavolution. Hopefully that makes sense. I've been doing so much around the house and the studio this weekend that I'm not sure my mind is on point. :)

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Linking between projects

I enjoy our exchanges too.  I particularly want this dialog to be open and invite others to participate since the project section has become so much more central to all of our dialogs. 

Is there a convenient way to tag/link projects that are related but done by different individuals??  It would be be over the top cool if the use of a QR code for sets of projects done by different individuals.  In thinking about sampler weave-along, it would make it easy to retrieve the earlier versions of the same sampler completed by others and ultimately allow us to consolidate the notes without having to repeat everything over and over again?? 

Another alternative might be to have "group project" where individuals can post their version of the same project.  Thinking about it, that might be even better, although it may have negative repercussions on using the site to store personal notes.

 

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There are a few ways we can

There are a few ways we can do this. One way is by having a group/study group and sharing your project to the relared group (s). The other is using keywords/tags. Then if you see one project you like, you can click the tag links and see other projects with the same tags.

We want users to be able to use the projects section this way, which lead to the decision to have predefined tags, which is one of the things slowing down the data conversion, but we think this will be worth the effort.  :)

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