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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Weaving
« Reply #75 on: January 04, 2013, 04:49:17 pm »
Wow, Jaykay, I had no idea you could do such intricate patterns, or any patterns come to that, on a rigid heddle.  How is it done?
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SmallTimeSmallholder

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • South East
Re: Weaving
« Reply #76 on: January 04, 2013, 07:29:19 pm »
JK, I have been watching with interest your posts about your new loom and I think what you've made so far is amazing! What astonishes me even more is the speed you seem to be producing it!
I hope you're feeling justifiably proud  :D  can't wait to see the finished bag and other goodies to follow.

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Weaving
« Reply #77 on: January 04, 2013, 09:05:56 pm »
Thansk STS  :)  I'm still on holiday at the moment and the weather is too foul to do much outside - I think my production rate will drop rather when I have to go back to work for a living  :-\

MGM, this pattern is done with a pick up stick in front of the heddle. So you warp 8 ends of each colour alternately. Then you pick up, over and under 4, 3, 2, two straight tabby picks, 2, 3, 4 and then repeat the 8 rows with the other weft colour.

So it's easy  to do, it just takes a while to do the pick ups. Which I guess is the advantage of shafts  :) This would be an 8-shaft pattern the blurb on Rav says.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Weaving
« Reply #78 on: January 04, 2013, 10:00:03 pm »
Sounds a bit fiddly.  I might be tempted if I had a rigid heddle but now I am getting a four shaft, I will be able to do patterns easily.

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Weaving
« Reply #79 on: January 04, 2013, 10:22:33 pm »
You will  ;D

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Weaving
« Reply #80 on: January 04, 2013, 10:31:52 pm »
Hoping to pick the loom up next week.   :excited: :excited:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Weaving
« Reply #81 on: January 04, 2013, 10:36:15 pm »
Excellent  :thumbsup:

And you'll know what you're doing. We might have to have an amateur's and a professional's thread  ;)

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Weaving
« Reply #82 on: January 05, 2013, 10:58:53 pm »
Not sure about that.  It was a long, long time ago.  We left the island in December 1994 and I haven't done weaving since.

SmallTimeSmallholder

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • South East
Re: Weaving
« Reply #83 on: January 05, 2013, 11:31:41 pm »
I'm sure it'll come back to you in a heart beat MGM, just like riding a bike. Not that I'd know (yet) but I'm sure you'll be fine  ;D
Can't wait to see pics of what you do.

 

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