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Snowflake Scarves

SusanBH's picture
Project
Draft: 
Snowflakes
Project Date: 
Thu, 09/29/2016 - Thu, 12/29/2016
Yarn
Yarn: Juniper Moon Moonshine
Color: 2
Type: warp
Yarn: Juniper Moon Moonshine
Color: 11,13,14,18
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Sett: 
9.00 EPI
Notes: 

Juniper Moon Moonshine is beautiful and soft, but wasn't a lot of fun on the loom.  It's better weft than warp.  The beater tended to abrade it a bit and cause a pile up of fuzz balls.  The floating selvedge on the left broke a couple times until I reversed the way I was moving the shuttle (I started going over the first fs and under the second, reversed that to under/over).  Then the fs on the right broke.  I ended up going over both floating selvedges when I passed the shuttle from right to left, and under from left to right. 

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fuzz balls

Can you lower the beater?  Sometimes on a jack loom the friction comes from the threads always rubbing at the bottom of the reed, so if you can lower the beater, that can help.

When I weave a scarf on a floor loom, I always make it at least 8 inches wide so that I can use a temple.  That also reduces the friction from the reed. 

They look really nice.

Joanne

 

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Thanks, Joanne

That's helpful to know.  I had the same yarn on two different looms, and noticed that one created way more fuzz than the other.  I'm not sure the beater on the fuzzy loom can be lowered, but I can fiddle a little and see what can be done.

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These are nice scarves, and

These are nice scarves, and great design idea.

I noticed them also on your facebook thread in one of the weaving groups.

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Lovely!

Are these a twill?  S&W?  I'd love to learn more about the draft.  These look so soft and warm.

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The Draft

The draft is linked above, check it out.  It came from messing around in FiberWorks.  How fortunate we are to have weaving software!

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Beautiful!

A wonderful draft, with 3-end floats the longest.  Nice work designing this, Susan!!!

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similar to crackle?

That is a lovely draft - how impressive that you designed it, Susan.  It looks a bit like crackle, with twill repeats and only 3-thread floats. 

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