Friday, June 19, 2020

Corris using Sugar N Cream

4 shafts were used for a basket weave salvage and 36 shafts were used for pattern.  Sett was 10 EPI & 10 PPI.  The Sugar N Cream colors really popped using the Corris technique.  Warp colors were deep purple (Black Current, WL203571), bright pink (Hot Pink, WL199671), and bright blue (Hot Blue, WL204362).  Wefts were Maurice Brassard 8/8 pink (Rose Pale, LEC-E1768) from The Woolery, Sugar N Cream orange (Hot Orange, WL204187), and Sugar N Cream yellow (Yellow WL203565).

Yellow Weft

Orange Weft

Pink Weft

Attaching a knitted cuff with a linking machine

Knitted cuffs

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Blazing Shuttles Nightshade Warp

Warp is 10/2 mercerized cotton “Nightshade” painted by Blazing Shuttles (Katherin Weber) while weft is 2/20 silk in "Diva Blue" from Webs. Sett is 28 Ends Per Inch (EPI) in a 14 Dent Per Inch (DPI) reed.  The AVL geared auto-advance is set to 28 Picks Per Inch (PPI) on my 40 shaft AVL Loom   To reduce thrums I first beamed 3 yards of plain 10/2 & threaded & dented, then I tied the Nightshade ends to the plain warp & beamed the Nightshade front to back.

400 ends of Nightshade in the center & 10 ends of deep purple on each edge

36 shaft pattern & 4 shaft basket weave edges

Derived from an Oelsner draft - #34287

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sample for New Hampshire Weaver's Guild

Weave  3/1 & 1/3 broken twill on 36 shafts (4 shaft basket weave selvedges)
Source  ProWeave Twill Database 32-shaft Liftplan Pattern #64
Warp    10/2 Mercerized Egyptian Combed Cotton from RM Yarns
Weft      10/2 Unmercerized Cotton (mill end from my stash)
Reed      15    dent                     Sett    30    epi                     Sley       2 /dent
Comments weaving program; 32 shaft pattern was increased to 36 shafts to increase space between pattern columns.  Woven for the NHWG for Fall 2019 distribution.

Silk Shawl

The warp is natural silk/flax & pictured weft is 36/2 mercerized blue cotton that displays the pattern. The “real” weft was white silk for shawls. 36 shaft twill based upon the 32 shaft twill on page 56 of A Joy Forever: Latvian Weaving by Jane Evans

Monday, February 11, 2019

New Scarf

Scarf: warp is deep navy silk/flax from my stash sett 30 epi. Weft is 20/2 Diva Blue silk from Webs @28 ppi. 36 pattern shafts threaded straight draw & treadling converted from a 32 shaft lift plan (#115) in the ProWeave Twill Databank. 4 shafts were used for basket weave selvages.

Blazing Shuttles Twill Scarf

Blazing Shuttles Pink Smoke 8/2 cotton sett 24 epi;  I tied onto my previous warp to minimize warp waste - the warp I could not weave at the end was from the previous scarf.