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Calling All Rigid Heddle Weavers!

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    #46
    Note to self: there is only ONE way to wind warp
    onto the back beam. Ugh.
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: +27; YTD -246

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      FreedomLover - you made me laugh. How true!

    • Kathy7661
      Kathy7661 commented
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      Lol, I guess every weaver has to make warping mistakes.

    • pinesprairie
      pinesprairie commented
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      I don't know about the weaving but FreedomLover I sure can relate to the tail problem. Happens to me every now and then when I don't pay attention. It sure is good that we can laugh at ourselves isn't it? If I didn't I'd be in real trouble.

    #47
    I am trying a 5 dent on my 16” Kromski (fully warped) for this shawl in a ball. This color kept shredding on my 7.5 Dent. This is working much better.

    I believe when wet finished it will fill in the gaps as this yarn really fluffs up when soaked.

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    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: +27; YTD -246

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    • Rose the Rebel
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      I have tons of regular yarn that has been hanging around for years, I'm looking forward to finally using some of it up in practice! Thanks for the pep talks everyone, and pinesprairie thanks for reminding me to practice what I preach! Char, your piece will be beautiful, I can't wait to see how it turns out!

    • FreedomLover
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      pinesprairie I'm using Maurice Brassard 8/2 cotton doubled on a 10 dent heddle to make napkins and I love the weight of them. In the beginning I had a lot of Sugar and Cream cotton and that does make thick napkins, I like the heavier yarns better for dishtowels.

    • pinesprairie
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      Rose the Rebel You didn't leave me much room to be scared over there so I just thought I'd return the favor. Really, people here are so nice.

      FreedomLover Yes, exactly what I meant but much better said!

    #48
    Thought I'd show two sets of curtain fabric I made for the grands. My daughter sewed them.
    Grandson's are red/white/blue check on a 15 dent rigid heddle single threaded. I has some trouble with the tension on these. The light was behind the window so it is a bit washed out.
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    Linda
    Stasbusting week ending 9/19 WTD = 0 YTD = +160


    "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
    The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost"

    JRR Tolkien

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    • Kathy7661
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      Nicely done!

    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      That is super - I've been thinking about my kitchen window - maybe weaving for a Roman shade that I would line - I like your colors.

    • Rose the Rebel
      Rose the Rebel commented
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      Wow these look great!

    #49
    Here are the ones for the girls, 10 dent heddle double threaded and used two threads at a time for the weft.
    I'm using a Kromski 32" harp loom.
    The Girls picked the colors. White and Periwinkle for the warp, and mauve to weave with. Used 8/2 cotton for these and the one for the grandson.
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    Stasbusting week ending 9/19 WTD = 0 YTD = +160


    "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
    The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost"

    JRR Tolkien

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    • FreedomLover
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      I love these!

    • crosstitchlinda
      crosstitchlinda commented
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      You could try a room darkening fabric, but use a heavier curtain rod. Or alternatively use a double rod and have a separate room darkening curtain or shade behind the woven one.

    • pinesprairie
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      Thanks crosstitchlinda, I like the double rod idea.
      Last edited by pinesprairie; 07-10-2020, 02:38 PM. Reason: typo

    #50
    Hello all, i am new here. I have a 32” Ashford rigid heddle loom, which I love! I am wondering has anyone here tried tapestry weaving on their rigid heddle loom? Not sure i want to purchase a tapestry loom right now. I have read that one cannot get enough tension in the rigid heddle loom needed for tapestry, curious what others may think.
    thanks and looking forward to exploring this forum.

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    • FreedomLover
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      Welcome! I'm afraid I cannot answer your question, I'm a new weaver and have just done basic weave on my Ashford 24" loom, but if I can be of any assistance as you learn your way around Fiberkind I'd be happy to do so.

    • Char
      Char commented
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      Good morning and welcome to FiberKind! I am also new to weaving but we have a few local resident experts I imagine will chime in.

      Let us know if you need anything as you make your way around!

    • Kathy7661
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      AMS Welcome to Fiberkind!
      I believe Kelly Casanova has YouTube videos on tapestry weaving on the rigid heddle loom.

    #51
    AMS

    Kathy7661 is right! You can check that out here.
    Shelly in South Carolina

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

    US Gardening Zone 8B

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    • Kathy7661
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      FreedomLover I apologize for not posting the link...I was rushing out this morning and still trying to get my Fiberkind fix. Thank you for linking the video!

    • FreedomLover
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      You're welcome! I still had a few minutes before I needed to get into gear.

    #52
    Thank you for the comments, I am checking out Kelly Casanova today.

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    • FreedomLover
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      You'll love her.

    #53

    For those interested in a small weft-faced project, Liz Gipson's Summer 2020 Weave-Along: Mini-Rugs has just started and is free for a limited time. (If you sign up you can come back to it any time.) We are using a thin warp in an 8-dent rigid heddle, and a thicker (approximately worsted weight) yarn as weft. (My thought is that even if one didn't do the project, there is much to learn from watching the videos, as the weave-along is presented in a class format. ) Here is the link: https://www.yarnworkerschool.com/cou...2020-mini-rugs
    Last edited by Carlota; 08-22-2020, 11:18 PM. Reason: to fix link

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    • Carlota
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      Char Thanks - I think it is good now.

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      I did sign up but I think for now I will just watch it while I'm working on my fiber. I enjoy learning something like this while I'm doing something that is mindless like prepping fiber. But until the SdF is done, and my canning season is over, weaving is kind of on the back burner. It does make me eager to weave again, though!

    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      @rkennnell That's great - super way to multi-task!

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