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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Weaving
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2012, 06:57:17 pm »
Anke, I've always been very obedient  :-J so I will now have to do what you tell me.  Loom sales, where are you?   :excited:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Weaving
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2012, 07:48:39 pm »
Thanks Anke  :)

Hooks on the wall for your loom sound like a great idea, then you can just take it down and weave  :thumbsup: I might do that too, though putting hooks into stone walls might be beyond me  :-\

I have an Ikea trestle that I rest the back of my loom on, and the front on my knee, so I can weave from an easy chair watching the telly  ;D

 ;D MGM, definitely look out for the sales  :thumbsup:

Anke's right, the Ashford was a bit cheaper, but the Schacht is very sturdy and will take linen warps I understand - I think I will want to weave linen scarves and teatowels in due course.

I've just warped up some sock yarn for another scarf. It's lovely colours but is a bit thin and insubstantial for socks -however it seems to like becoming a scarf  :) I'm practising lace patterns  :)

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Weaving
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2012, 08:38:22 pm »
Keep posting pictures, Jaykay.  There a great incentive.  Dan, we need a weaving emoticon now.

Alistair

  • Joined Sep 2012
Re: Weaving
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2012, 11:49:32 pm »
http://www.craftypod.com/2011/07/11/a-community-weaving-project-at-the-museum-of-contemporary-craft/

My budget stretches to this, I'm gonna make one this weekend, then we will see who's tea towels are best...

I will be the ghengis khan of weaving, or die trying anyway, roar (and other scary noises) quake before me, I SHALL return with photos ... With a really small, rubbish, tea towel.....

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Weaving
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2012, 12:33:46 am »
Hmm Alistair I think the cardboard box loom will only stand up to an hour or so's weaving before it loses its structural integrity.    Sounds like you're up for proving me wrong  :eyelashes:
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

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jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Weaving
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2012, 01:20:27 am »
Quote
I will be the ghengis khan of weaving, or die trying anyway, roar (and other scary noises) quake before me, I SHALL return with photos
  :thumbsup:

 :D  ;D

Seriously, what's a loom of any description but a frame to hold the warps? Everything beyond that are developments to make the weaving faster/easier.

Gotta be possible to reinforce something like that a bit, and weave  :thumbsup:


Alistair

  • Joined Sep 2012
Re: Weaving
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2012, 07:48:06 am »

Gotta be possible to reinforce something like that a bit, and weave  :thumbsup:



Shhhh, that's the plan, it's secret, I'm gonna reinforce the cArdboard loom with one like yours inside and not tell the oh  :innocent:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Weaving
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2012, 08:29:31 am »
 :roflanim:

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Weaving
« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2012, 11:51:28 am »
 :thumbsup: ;D :thumbsup:
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Weaving
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2012, 09:55:52 pm »
 :roflanim:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Weaving
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2012, 06:51:49 am »


In real life the turquoise wefts show more - I'm enjoying doing it just because of the colours.

I started doing a more complicated pattern, with warp floats, but it looked messy - because of all the colours I think - and looks much nicer just plain.

Have got lots of plans in my head for cushion covers, a loom bag....... :D

Alistair

  • Joined Sep 2012
Re: Weaving
« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2012, 07:06:39 am »
So, how long does a scarf take then?, I'm sooooooooooooooo jealous

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Weaving
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2012, 07:45:03 am »
A plain scarf like this - no time at all, a couple of evenings.

I'll look on eBay and Ravelry for rigid heddle looms - Ashford and Kromski make them. I bet there are some when people have either upgraded for Christmas or decided that weaving isn't for them.

We'll find the reinforcing for that cardboard box yet  :D

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Weaving
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2012, 07:52:11 am »
Just scrumptious, jay.  I can no longer understand most of what you say  :D  but I am admiring the pictures!   ;D
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Weaving
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2012, 08:10:55 am »
Alastair, how handy are you - pretty much I seem to think?

plans to build a rigid heddle loom

I wouldn't make the 'castle' in the middle but would just made a couple of blocks to sit the heddles in. You can weave nice things with only one heddle. The block needs to hold it in the neutral, up and down position. Will get a photo of the block on mine in a minute. If you made the loom a standard size you would be able to buy the heddles, which seem rather fiddly to make to me.


 

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