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Overshot runners in Lee's Surrender pattern

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Adobe bamboo on old gold and champagne warp
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Thu, 03/16/2017 - Tue, 03/28/2017
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
6
Sett: 
24.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
105.00 in
Width on Loom: 
20.00 in
Finished Length: 
36.00 in
Finished Width: 
19.25 in
Notes: 

This is a draft I have longed to attempt, and when I first saw it, I ordered Davison's book online, but it was a previous edition which didn't have this draft.  Finally ordered the right book and stared at it for a while.  Since I'm used to following patterns that hold your hand all the way (Handwoven, etc.) it was pretty unnerving to proceed without the support, but glad I did.  On my RH loom I never even use a draft, but on the floor loom, yes.  Then I scanned the project threads here on Weavolution and found discussions about this project, and the advice of several Weavolution members set me right on my tie-ups, which had to be opposite from Davisons because of how sinking shed patterns translate to raised shed looms.  OK, changed that, and I was on my happy way.  I LOVE OVERSHOT!  Watching it appear is thrilling, and segmenting the draft into chunks on sticky notes (numbered) helped me track the treadling sequences.  I had just taken my first summer/winter towels off the loom, and forced myself to get used to a temple, so that I was able to use it for this whole project.  I LOVE TEMPLES!  The bother of advancing it every inch or so is nothing compared to the anxiety of babysitting my selvedges pick by pick! My warp used 10/2 perle in old gold, and the weft tabby was 10/2 in champagne.  Even though both the dark pattern weft (5/2 perle in "raisin") and the light weft (5/2 in adobe bamboo) were both 5/2, the bamboo changed the size a bit.  Every group of center repeats took 1/4 inch more room for the bamboo.  I want to try Norse Kitchen now for some towels, and have been staring at Repweavers inspiring pictures!  Thank you to Repweaver for helping clarify this Davison pattern for me.  

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Joined: 10/21/2011
Norse Kitchen

Lovely! I like your choice of colors. Norse Kitchen has had a sticky note on its page since I got the book (a long time ago), and I think you have inspired me to use it for a throw.

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big white sofa dog's picture
Joined: 10/21/2011
Norse Kitchen

Lovely! I like your choice of colors. Norse Kitchen has had a sticky note on its page since I got the book (a long time ago), and I think you have inspired me to use it for a throw.

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Hooray For Sue in VT!

Great job, Sue! Your work is inspiring. I will have to take another look at this draft. Bravo!

RepWeaver

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Great Job

Great job on the overshot runner(s). Popular draft. Great colors. :)

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Just beautiful!  Looking

Just beautiful!  Looking forward to seeing your towels when you get them completed.

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Great Project

You nailed it, Sue!  Terrific colors!  What a confidence booster to sally forth to Davison's book and to fall in love with temples.  I echo your love affair!  Onward and upward!

Susan

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