Friday, February 28, 2014

Edited

The last warp, with two distinct red halves, had 484 ends at 24EPI, and there was no problem with broken warps with this draft.
The new one, with 420 ends, will be threaded at 21EPI, and I've shortened/flattened the draft. We'll see how it goes. It's the other draft that wore out the warp but I don't want to think about it yet.
The phone/camera/sunglass/pencil case fabric weaving is moving right along; low-stress selvedge, foot loom, (four treadles,) and I'm using a lightweight boat shuttle. Su-weeeeet.

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I have so many tabs open on my browser I hesitate to link to something I haven't read, but a guest post by Laura Fry on wet finishing is something I know will be good. You know I'm always complaining about wet-finishing not being discussed enough? Well, read it.

As well, Laura has started a Weave like a Pirate "movement" for which she created a FB Group. I'm not sure where she's going with it, but here's sort of where it all started.

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Some naked blokes sunning and drying in my living room while Ben's at work. Life is never boring.

3 comments:

  1. Sorry about the hard-to-see colors but I just loved the way they shimmer on my screen...

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  2. Heh, I'm not sure where it's going either! ;)
    Cheers
    Laura

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  3. Funny, Laura. But it will be fun.

    I just reread my note and my new warp is 425cm - and the loom waste on the big loom is like... oh... at least 40cm.... so this is a very short warp, in which case I might just get one piece off it... Or two??? I'm a bit confused now. I should stick to 8m warp that is just short of 10 so I get 8m of woven parts....

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