I am finally beginning to weave a log cabin doubleweave blanket. I saw this group and wished I had joined earlier. Several months ago, I had become obsessed with this idea.. having done log cabin runners and doubleweave blankets. I didn't have a draft ..later found a draft in Handwoven and made every mistake imaginable and then some. Yesterday I finally have produced a few inches of log cabin doubleweave. Since it's a pratice run.. the sett isn't perfect however the treadling finally works...
One question - sleying one end for doubleweave.. I had read several articles/book and it stated 2 ends in each dent ...I thought this was a hard and fast 'rule' but one friend told me she wove a doubleweave tube using only 1 end per dent??
Sleying one thread per dent or two doesn't change the pattern in any way. It's just a way to spread out the warp and has nothing to do with the threading or the treddling.
How you sley the reed is about the thickness of the yarn, the kind of weave you are doing, etc. For example, sleying 1 thread per dent on a 20 dent reed is the same as sleying 2 per dent on a 10 dent reed. That said, double weave is sleyed denser than single weave since the threads have to make two layers. How you sley a double weave depends more on what kind of reeds you have available.
It's never too late! Please be sure to post photos of your project.
I got everything perfect (well almost) on the second warp, (pics to follow) was getting ready to do some real weaving tonight and the brake cord broke, am stuck until I get to home depot. But I am going to like this colorway much better. Hope to have all day Sunday to weave.
I'll have my warp wound on tomorrow, so threading the heddles will commence for my two wool double weave blankets. I have 8-1/2 yards to wind. :) I'm using one dent per warp here, just because it's thick wool yarn and I'm using 16 epi and 16 dent reed. Wool is not as slick as some yarns so hoping to reduce friction and snag of threads that pass by one another. We'll see. ;)
I'm trying to double weave a tablecloth in log cabin. I've got my tie-ups as lift 1, lift 1-2-3, lift 1-2-4, lift 2. In order to create one open side, I find I'm having to weave: 1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 1, 4, 3. Otherwise, I'm creating a tube. However, the pattern is not log cabin. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Ravensbarn, in which Handwoven did you find the instructions you mentioned?
One side open has to do with the shuttle path.
Imagine... first pick on bottom layer, left to right, then first pick on top layer, right to left. Beat. Second pick on top layer, left to right. Second pick on bottom layer, right to left. Beat. Repeat.
This will put the opening on the left and the hinge on the right.
When you're weaving the bottom layer, the top layer has to be out of the way. When you're weaving the top layer, the bottom layer has to be out of the way.
I've got the one-side-open part of it. I'm not getting the log cabin pattern I want. I know log cabin has to be 1-2-3-4, alternating dldldldlldldldld, but I can't do that AND maintain the open side.
Do you have one set of shafts for the pattern on the "top" layer and a separate set of shafts for the pattern on the "bottom" layer?
BTW, changing the treadling pattern/changing which shaft is moved, DOES by definition change the design which results.
And remember that "one" pick means one pick in each layer, before changing colours?
I think this is the heart of audeeja's problem. I'm too new to weaving to precisely diagnose from this description, but know that changing the order of the shafts she's raising will change the design. I don't know why she was getting a tube before changing the order of the shafts.
I'm trying to double weave a tablecloth in log cabin. I've got my tie-ups as lift 1, lift 1-2-3, lift 1-2-4, lift 2. In order to create one open side, I find I'm having to weave: 1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 1, 4, 3. Otherwise, I'm creating a tube. However, the pattern is not log cabin.
I am weaving one pick in each layer before changing colors. Because I ended up weaving with an 8-dent reed, rather than a 12-dent reed, I have lots of yarn left over. I'm going to try mastering the log cabin technique in a single weave, and then try it again in double weave. I suspect that when I threaded the heddles, my ldldld pattern got messed up. (Due to various problems, I re-wound my warp and re-threaded my heddles four times. lol)