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Doorsnake

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Doorsnake
Doorsnake
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Fri, 02/01/2008 - Mon, 11/03/2008
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
Sett: 
10.00 Ends/cm
Length on Loom: 
9.00 ft
Width on Loom: 
12.00 in
Finished Length: 
5.00 ft
Finished Width: 
9.00 in
Notes: 

yarns were about 12 WPI, woollen spun. Handspun was spun by me to match the millspun. Originally to be a scarf, found it was too itchy, so made a doorsnake out of it (draft stopper), stuffed with rocks and neppy scoured wool.

Resized the blocks to suite my thicker yarn and layout desired: if you call Basketweave C, left-leaning B, and right-leaning C, I used:

12 ends A, 16 ends C, 12 ends B, 12-A, 16-C, 12-B, 12-A, 16-C, 12-B

Beat it a bit too tightly -- the patterns were mostly obscured/weft dominant.

Started out on my Ashford table loom, sett 6 EPI, too loose and not enjoying the loom, so I took it off and put it on the Baby Wolf.

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Joined: 05/18/2009
Hi Amelia! What an

Hi Amelia! What an interesting experiment and great idea for some of those coarser handspun yarns.

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What a good idea!  I see a

What a good idea!  I see a couple of these in my future.  :)

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The judge's remarks at the

The judge's remarks at the county fair this year (it got a blue, and full points!) was that this was the most unusual handspun, handwoven item she'd seen as a fair entry :-) and also that it did work better as a draft stopper than a scarf (too itchy by far).

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