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8H Point Twill Towels

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Thu, 01/05/2012 - Sun, 02/05/2012
Yarn
Yarn: 10/2 Mercerized Cotton
Color: Yellows plus variegated
Type: warp
Yarn: 8/2 cotton
Color:
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Glimåkra Standard
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Sett: 
24.00 EPI
Notes: 

For the third version of this warp I chose shades of yellow with a red/yellow variegated end every now and then.

dwass's picture

Cameron Hunting Tartan Sample (first project)

Project
Draft: 
2/2 Twill
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Tue, 01/31/2012 - Sun, 02/05/2012
Yarn
Yarn: mora
Color: yellow, olive green, blue, red
Type: warp
Yarn: mora
Color: yellow, olive green, blue, red
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Bergå Savonia
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
11.00 Ends/cm
Length on Loom: 
2.00 m
Width on Loom: 
35.00 cm
Notes: 

A sample project to try out the loom, the tie-up, the yarns and the tartan pattern.

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CCW 2012 Exchange

Project
Project Status: 
Weaving
Project Date: 
Sun, 02/05/2012
Yarn
Yarn: 16/2 cotton
Color: black & white
Type: warp
Yarn: 16/2 cotton
Color: black & white
Type: weft
Yarn: 5/2 cotton
Color: lime green
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Tools of the Trade
Number of Shafts: 
12
Sett: 
30.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
8.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
21.00 in
Notes: 

The Cross County Weaver's challenge for 2012 is "black, white + 1 color". I have been thinking about this challenge since July 2011, when I picked up some 16/2 cotton at the Mannings after the MAFA workshop weekend. A long time ago, I saw the draft for "Squares" (page 51) in Robin & Russ's 200 Patterns for Multiple Harness Looms and I thought this might be a good candidate for exploration. I started sampling that 8 shaft pattern on a table loom.

I really liked the first sample fabric, but I wanted to evolve it someplace new for this challenge. So the next step was increasing the stripes from 6 to 8 warp threads, and redrafting the pattern to get the stars in the B&W areas (instead of plain weave). This meant bumping up to 12 shafts, but the result was more dramatic and appealing to me. However, with the increased emphasis in the B&W areas, I felt the need to decrease the lime green areas for better balance. So I rethreaded and wove a third sample. Bingo!

With three samples in hand, I thought I was ready to thread up the big loom and weave yardage. But then yet another thought occurred to me! So I redrafted a 4th time, and now I am actually dressing the floor loom for the "real" yardage. Stay tuned for the "final reveal" ;- )

(FYI, it's due in March, so if I forget to update, someone please remind me!)

2/8/12 Update

I am weaving the first few inches, and SO happy I redrafted a final time to clean up the green intersections. Also, the B&W areas alternate in "twirl" direction on the final draft. The treadling is a bit complicated. I am using 12 of my treadles, but a modified tie up. 1-8 are like the Strickler book for the B&W areas, but 10-12 work in tandem with the 1-8 so the green stripes do what I want them to do, when I want them to do it! I have the last 4 treadles labeled A, B (= alternating green tabby), and GL (For green left) and GR (you guessed it.) My initial tie up didn't work to keep my body balanced on the bench, so I had to retie. Now it is working a lot better! I certainly hope I am as excited to weave the 7th yard as I am the first pattern repeat!

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2/9/12

I realized my tie up is not quite the same as Strickler, because I alternated the direction of the twirls in the draft and treadling. I also wanted to use two feet, to balance the load when lifting. And put the fewest warps on the farthest shafts. (This is on a jack loom.)

Tabby is 4+12, opposite 5+11

B&W pattern is 1+9, 2+9, 3+9, 4+9, 5+10, 6+10, 7+10, 8+10 = 8 pics per color x 7 stripes = 56 pics in ascending or descending order

Green Stripe 1 is 1+11, 1+12, 8+11, 8+12, 1+11, 1+12

Green Stripe 2 (not shown in draft) is 1+11, 1+12, 8+11, 8+12, 1+11, 1+12

The green stripe is the most difficult to treadle. Now that I have woven a bit, I am thinking to redo the tie up. Add shafts 11+12 to treadles 1-4, and shafts 9+10 to treadles 5-8. These treadles are in the center of the loom. I can then use 2 treadles on the far left and two on the far right, to tie up the 1+11, 1+12, and 8+11, 8+12 options to make treadling the green easier. (I like to leave an unused treadle between "treadling units" if I can, so my feet know when I have jumped to a different part of the treadling.)

Also, because the color change is very quick, I am weaving with 3 shuttles at the same time. It takes a bit of concentration to keep the selvedges neat while the unused weft runs up the edges. I came up with this idea to park the shuttles on the castle nose-up, so they are out of the way when weaving, but the weft is in proper position so I can capture it entering or exiting the shed as needed.

>Sigh< Yes! This will be tedious to weave. Anyone have a good audio book recommendation?

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My First Weaving Project

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Wed, 01/04/2012 - Fri, 01/20/2012
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
25.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
4.90 yd
Width on Loom: 
11.30 in
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Vest #2

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 08/15/2011 - Sat, 10/15/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 10/2 cotton
Color: grey
Type: warp
Yarn: 20/2 silk
Color: teal, yellow-green, red-orange
Type: warp
Yarn: 10/2 cotton
Color: black
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
Glimåkra Standard
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Sett: 
30.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
4.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
34.00 in
Notes: 

This fabric was inspired by Bonnie Inouye's workshop called "The Big Twill", which changed the way I think about weaving and pushed me to be more creative when designing fabric! The vest pattern is the same as the one I used for Vest #1 - again, thanks to Daryl Lancaster. I added buttons made from polymer clay in colors to match the fabric and braided miles of kumihimo trim as a finishing touch.

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Table Runner for Nancy

Project
Draft: 
1/3 Block Twill
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011 - Mon, 12/19/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 8/2 unmercerized cotton
Color: Natural
Type: warp
Yarn: Rayon chenille 1450 ypp
Color: Burnt Orange
Type: weft
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
20.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
72.00 in
Width on Loom: 
19.00 in
Finished Length: 
70.00 in
Finished Width: 
18.50 in
Notes: 

This was a breeze to do - the rayon worked very well with the unmerc. cotton, no broken threads, no *issues*

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Point Twill Towels

Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Tue, 12/13/2011 - Fri, 12/23/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 10/2 Mercerized Cotton
Color: Shades of blue plus a few variegated ends
Type: warp
Loom
Loom Used: 
Glimåkra Standard
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Sett: 
24.00 EPI
Width on Loom: 
22.00 in
Finished Width: 
20.00 in
Notes: 

This was another run of towels to give as gifts. The warp stripe arrangement is different from the previous warp but the draft is the same. This elf had to work overtime to finish these by Christmas.

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My own warp from hell!

Project
Project Status: 
Finishing
Project Date: 
Tue, 12/06/2011 - Tue, 12/13/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 5/2 cotton
Color: Warp was grey and black. Weft was dark pink and black on the edges
Type: warp
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
8
Sett: 
24.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
5.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
21.00 in
Finished Length: 
48.00 in
Finished Width: 
19.50 in
Notes: 

This was my "warp from hell" - I can't believe how much went wrong while
making this.   First, I got through about 3/4 of the warping (504 ends)
when I realized that I'd made a mistake and dropped about 8 threads
from the pattern way back at the beginning.   Well, there was no way to
just added heddles and fix that, so I pulled it out and started over
almost.   This was my first warp on my new-to-me countermarch loom, and
so if you saw my posts about that you know I had a lot of trouble
setting up the loom for the first time.  (Varpapuu loom)

Well, I finally got the loom warped and started weaving.   First I wove a
little sample to make sure the threading was right.   I left some
spacers in for the fringe and started weaving.   Then I realized much
too late that I'd made a mistake too far back to re-weave it, but no
matter.   The warp was plenty long so I ended that section and started
over with a new piece.   Ops, another mistake realized too late, so I
ended that, added spacers and started over AGAIN!    And as if that
wasn't enough it happened once more!  Finally, I was able to do the
piece I wanted - a 48" table runner.   When that was done I just wove
off the rest of the warp with the middle part of the design and in a
couple of colors.   I'll use that for some sewing project later.   Good
thing I had a 5 yard warp to start with.   I lost a lot in just fringes.

So, I twisted the fringes and washed all the pieces.   Then while
ironing, I discovered a very subtle threading error!   It's so subtle,
that I didn't see ti while weaving, I didn't see it while twisting the
fringe, I didn't see it until after the piece was washed.   I ironed it
hard and now the mistake is again difficult to see!   But, I know it's
there which is maddening.

I do like the pattern, however, and may actually do this again.   But
next time I will remove that first sample from the loom and take a
REALLY good look at it before continuing, because that threading mistake
could only be seen from the underside.

This really was a Hell-o-weave!

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Drall placemats

Project
Draft: 
Drall with a dot
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011 - Tue, 12/13/2011
Yarn
Yarn: 10/2 organic cotton
Color: natural
Type: warp
Yarn: EZ Dye Cotton Heather
Color: undyed
Type: warp
Yarn: Cotton
Color: black
Type: warp
Yarn: 10/2 organic cotton
Color: natural
Type: weft
Yarn: EZ Dye Cotton Heather
Color: undyed
Type: weft
Yarn: Cotton
Color: black
Type: weft
Loom
Loom Used: 
AVL
Number of Shafts: 
16
Number of Treadles: 
16
Sett: 
25.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
7.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
14.40 in
Finished Length: 
16.00 in
Finished Width: 
12.00 in
Notes: 

Another EZ Dye project. The natural (untreated) cotton should theoretically not accept the dyes if you don't use a mordant. I piece dyed these, after washing and hemming, with lac, cochineal, red, and yellow onion skins, without a mordant. The onion skins tint the untreated cotton pale yellow, but the pinks rinse out of the untreated white.

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advancing point twill

Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Source
Source Title: 
weavezine
Author(s): 
Bonnie Inouye
Publication Date: 
2009
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