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technical tips

August 26, 2013

at last this warp is off the loom

the wonderful weather has me doing more dyeing and weeding than weaving

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woven linen shibori with plain weave at the end (just to play with)

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the different coloured threads on one selvedge are the way I mark the woven length

it is not necessary to pin a tape measure or ribbon on the edge and risk damaging the weaving as it goes around the front/breast beam

I mark every 1/2 yard with a thread of one colour and every yard with a different colour and a knot tied in for each yard

adjust the measurements if your loom doesn’t allow for that much length or if you measure in metric

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because there three different projects on this warp I used different colours of shibori threads

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a quick, easy way to deal with an individual loose warp thread

a snap ring from the stationers and a fishing weight

and now it is back to the dye pots

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 28, 2013 2:29 am

    i wish summer would stretch to be able to dye longer. not the heat and mugginess though.

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    • August 28, 2013 9:13 am

      Neki – I love summer and savor every single hot day

      Velma – I once had so much hardware hanging off the back of my loom even my car keys were there!

      Kjerstin – it took me years to figure out that one.

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  2. August 28, 2013 5:12 am

    jean, such wonderful weaving. i am reminded of certain warps with many little weights hanging off the back beam!

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  3. August 28, 2013 6:18 am

    I will be using the fishing weight tip for sure!

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  4. September 11, 2013 10:56 pm

    The trick about the woven length: brilliant!

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