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Calling All Rigid Heddle Weavers!

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    #31
    Free Weave-along with Liz Gipson registration starts April 8, 2020. Find out more on her website, here:
    https://yarnworker.com/

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      #32
      I tried indirect warping today, with the family’s help. It is on the loom and threaded now. 18 feet we estimate so I should be able to get a few towels. :-)

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      Knitting is happening here! ❤️

      Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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      • Char
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        Thanks! It certainly helped keep the fur babies out of dangling strings. Lol

      • FreedomLover
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        This is awesome! I've been weaving small projects one at a time which I know is inefficient but it makes me go through the whole process over and over again. I've ordered yarn from the Woolery and once it's here I'm going to warp for a few towels and see how I do on measuring.

      • rkennell
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        Looks like it worked out great!! Saves some serious walking!

      #33
      Speaking of furbabies, this kitten is hysterical.

       
      Shelly in South Carolina

      "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

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        #34
        Right now, it is so important that we try to help the small businesses that supply weavers with the beautiful yarns and tools that we need (and want). I buy from many different places, but just received an email from GIST Yarns with her response to the current environment. She is forging ahead and will be developing and stocking RH kits in conjunction with Liz Gipson among other types of kits. One of the things she said in her email is that she needs to lead with hope instead of fear (paraphrased). That is a profound statement from a small business owner. I am going to do my best to buy from these small businesses whenever possible. We need them as much as they need us.
        Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. - Bernard Baruch

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        • rkennell
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          Agreed! Definitely want to support them! Also, I believe Char put up a list of businesses that are supporting Fiberkind through affiliate links, so be sure to check those out when ordering. I think she plans to try to add some more to the list after things settle down a bit.

        • Char
          Char commented
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          rkennell - yes I hope after things settle back to "normal" we'll be able to get more advertisers.

        #35
        Just (minutes ago) ordered my 20” Flip RH from the Spinnery on Etsy. I’ve been looking for quite a while. I had to sell an item on Mercari before I could make my purchase. So excited!

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        • Char
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          I bet you are beside yourself with excitement!!!

        • FreedomLover
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          I can't wait to hear more about your adventures, I'm also a newbie and love weaving.

        • Char
          Char commented
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          Do you have your loom up and in action?

        #36
        I am learning a lot about warp tension with this....

        too tight

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        just right

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        Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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          #37
          Char -- Is it a stretchy yarn? Did you do the "stretch" test? I still think it's a pretty color combo!

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          • Char
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            Yes - it is tremendously stretchy. A lighter touch on the "beating" and a less strong pull on the warp I think will make a world of business.

          • rkennell
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            Ah, I guess that does make a difference. I've heard a lot of people mentioning that, but so far, all my yarns haven't been real stretchy.

          #38
          So - I decided to warp / thread my double heddles. :-) I am much happier with the results. I am not doing anything special with the weft - both heddles up and both heddles down as I weave.

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          Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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          • maryemilee
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            What a difference using the second heddle made. More depth to the pattern. Really like this color combo.

          • Char
            Char commented
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            maryemilee - I was thoroughly amazed at the difference!!! Yay for a second heddle. It is allowing me to use thinner yarns while I wait for my smaller dent reed.

          • Kathy7661
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            Looks great!!

          #39
          Here is my finished scarf. I’m trying a different method for my selvedges that is working better than this one. :-)

          Yarn: solid burgundy and solid white Woolike from Michael’s, the sparkly variegated is Lion Brand Summer Nights.

          Warp: double heddle setup with two 7.5. Back heddle had one strand of summer nights through the holes, front heddle had one strand of the solid.

          Weft: holding one strand of summer nights together with one strand of the woolike

          9” wide x 72” long.

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          Knitting is happening here! ❤️

          Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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          • maryemilee
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            You knitters are good at holding two strands together. I just can't bring myself to do it. Couldn't do it when I knit either. This makes me want to break out my rigid heddle. I took it out of the closet the other day. These are the best colors.

          • Char
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            Thanks guys! :-)

            maryemilee - you really should break it out. Show us some awesome things that can be done with the Rigid heddle and how to do them.

          • maryemilee
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            Char, you give me too much credit. I actually have not woven on my RH for probably 8+ years. I had it for 2 or 3 years before I got my first 4H floor loom. I haven't woven on the RH since. And I wasn't that great on it. I was a crocheter (over 15 years by now) who got into weaving on the RH because my LYS sold Ashford knitters looms, so I have a 32 inch with a stand and a ton of pick up sticks and shuttles and 3 heddle sizes. My prediction, you'll have a floor/table loom in the next couple of years. I have two floor looms now (4H and 8H), and my recent 8H table loom. Hard to stop getting them. But I love hearing all the stories from the new weavers. Weavers are the kindest people ever.

          #40
          Does anyone have this book:

          https://shop.longthreadmedia.com/pro...heddle-weaving

          I am wondering if it would be a good book to get ideas and techniques but I couldn't find any review.
          Knitting is happening here! ❤️

          Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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          • Carlota
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            I don't have it the title you asked about, but Betty Linn Davenport is well known for her book from the 70s Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving, which was my textbook in college back then and I believe is still in print. The cover piece on the book you linked looks fantastic.

          • maryemilee
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            Believe it or not I have #2 (bought ebook in 2013) but not #1. Sorry.

            But... I do have the hard copy of Betty Linn Davenport Textures and Patterns for the Rigid Heddle Loom. Great book, explains the weaving structures. Char if you will DM me your address I'll send it to you. I'll be happy someone is using it. I bought it Nov 2013.

            And I just looked, it is even autographed by the author.

          • Char
            Char commented
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            maryemilee I have been drooling over that book!!! PM sent.

          #41
          Sooo - I am wondering. I am wondering - if I want to warp with a fingering in a 12 dent heddle, only doing every other slot/hole... would this be the equivalent of a 6 dent so I could weave with some bulky yarn?
          Knitting is happening here! ❤️

          Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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          #42
          I think I have the hem stitching down. :-)

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          Knitting is happening here! ❤️

          Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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          • Kathy7661
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            Nicely done!

          • FreedomLover
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            This looks great.

          • maryemilee
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            Way better than I am. I am so impatient I hurry it.

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