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Monk's Belt

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Monk's Belt
Monk's Belt
Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Fri, 10/08/2010
Yarn
Yarn: 10/2 mercerized cotton
Color: periwinkle and blue
Type: warp
Yarn: 10/2 mercerized cotton
Color: green and white
Type: warp
Yarn: 10/2 mercerized cotton
Color: blue
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
6
Number of Treadles: 
6
Sett: 
25.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
4.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
8.00 in
Finished Width: 
6.75 in
Notes: 

This is a multi-purpose project. The Frances Irwin Handweavers guild is doing a round robin in November 2010 on Monk's Belt. I also had some gatherings and demo opportunities coming up before the guild meeting, so I decided to put this warp on the 8" Structo Mighty Metal Monster for others to experience. The guild is hoping to contribute goodie bag items for the MAFA workshop weekend 2011, (eye glass cases) so I planned this warp with those specifications in mind.

I started with the Strickler 8-shaft draft, but decided to turn the draft so that it would be a one-shuttle weave instead of two. This would be easier for guest weavers at the demo opportunities and round robin. I have posted my revised draft under the "drafts" section here at Weavolution, with a little more about how the draft evolved from 8 shafts to 4 and then back up to 6. (It can easily be woven on 4 if you have a preponderance of heddles on two of those shafts!)

Bonnie Inouye added a comment under my draft, and the fabric used in the prototype eye glass case you see here was a direct result of her suggestion. (Thanks Bonnie!)

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Sally Orgren's picture
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I had to repost another

I had to repost another eyeglass case! The first one was okay, but for the second, more polished-looking case, I used the pattern from www.about.com, but reduced the size by 83% (on the copier) to end up with a case that was more accurately-sized to today's narrow-framed glasses.

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Love the new glasses case.

Love the new glasses case.  It does look so much nicer with that little bit of shaping at the top.

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glass case

Sally,  I have one of these glass cases in my purse right now:-)  It was in my MAFA goodie bag!  How fun for me to see where it came from.

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