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.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Tencel Scarf

The middle 200 threads are variegated red/black 8/2 Tencel.  Basket weave selvages in black Tencel added 12 threads to each edge.  The weft was black 8/2 Tencel.  The sett was 24 EPI and the AVL Auto-Advance was set to 24 PPI.