Weekend with Warp and Weft

9 thoughts on “Weekend with Warp and Weft”

  1. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed every word you wrote….and, you are soooo charming and funny, in addition to being so uniquely captivating and interesting…and, it’s wonderful that your children share your sense of adventure and curiosity, cooperation and intelligence. I’ve told people at work about you and your blog…none of them are into blogs, from what I can tell, but it doesn’t stop me from telling them about you and your wonderful weekend projects. And, how generous of you to pass on what you are learning through trial-and-error….thanks for sharing….such a joy,it really is….and so entertaining…you know I will be watching for more 🙂

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      1. Thank you for the compliment…your writing skills are admirable in their own right…and, I am thrilled that you mentioned HR Puffnstuff….although, the irony is, I didn’t really like it….I tolerated/watched because it was part of the Saturday line up…however, it now has sentimental value 🙂 I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a fantastic week 🙂

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  2. That looks great! I haven’t tried weaving on an upright loom yet, that’s for next module in September. But indeed weaving the weft does not need to be tight otherwise you’ll start “weaving in” (fabric gets smaller in width). The weft threads (especially for fabrics for wearing) don’t need to be packed super tightly together, because if you take it off the loom (where the warp is stretched), it will slowly return back to it’s original size (settling of threads). When weaving with home/handspun that hasn’t been washed after spinning it, the fabric will shrink 10 to 20% when washing it. At least that’s what I’ve noticed when weaving and washing samples at school.

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    1. Nick,

      Thanks so much for the info… (I barely know what I am doing)… I am already starting to weave in… about an inch on both sides… not sure how to fix this… (think the warp was too loose)… I have place dowels mid loom to tighten the warp… This is all hand spun and not washed… (should I wash it? before…??) so I appreciate the heads up on both the “settling of the threads” and the shrinkage…

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  3. thanks for putting this in…I now (finally) understand what the parts that came with my brand new baby loom are for…and Today..or maybe tomorrow since mY weekends start on Mondays) I will begin by warping the loom and getting the headle (the slot thingy I am assuming) into place in the warps so the barks..wait a second………..woofs! will go the right way! woot!

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