I had to make some changes to the draft to have it fit for a scarf, so this meant a reduction in the red section midway. It end up being 12 inches in the reed. I used 8/2 tencel and the sett is 24 epi and a standard 2/2 twill tie up. Aim for a 45 degree twill line.... or be consistent with your beat. I was able to get some momentum in the 3 1/2 inch red section, but the colour section was much more carefully done. Lots of colour changes and it was important to get the edges as smooth as possible. So lots of shuttle work and neat tucks. I also carried some colours up the side if it was only 2 picks or 4.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Ah, yes... its been awhile since I last posted. Sorry about that. I do have some valid
excuses reasons! I had the issues with my feet and that took time to resolve, then there was the week long migraine I dealt with..... and just when things started to look good, I pulled a muscle in my mid back. Seems the old gal isn't aging well... yup, another birthday has come and gone and lets say I'm entitled to all senior benefits now.
So lets get down to weaving which is why you really come here and not to hear me whine. 🍷 Anytime in the past when dealing with a newbie weaver I have always stressed the importance of planning for success. That weaving starts with a pen and paper. You have to know a few things in advance:
- what you want to weave and its end purpose.
- what yarn do you plan to use; what size, colours etc.
- how wide and how long?
- can your loom handle the width?
- do you have the right size reed?