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First project on the double harness loom

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Scarf from the left
Detail view showing both sides
Project
Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Thu, 10/06/2016 - Mon, 10/10/2016
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
8
Number of Treadles: 
10
Sett: 
15.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
4.00 m
Width on Loom: 
8.00 in
Finished Length: 
2.50 m
Finished Width: 
7.00 in
Notes: 

This is my first project exploring the double harness attachment which came with my secondhand but new to me loom 10 years ago.  The Halloweave Polo House group seemed like a perfect place to play with it and I'm so glad I did - if you're interested, the details of my journey are all in the Halloweave Explorations thread.  I don't seem to be able to add the yarns but the black was a 2/28 wool/ acrylic mix and the cream was 2/28 wool, both used double to have a sett of 15 epi

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help please

I can't ever find the pages for things like Halloweave Explorations.  Can you post the link, please?  I'd love to read more about your project.

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Hi Peg Here's the

Hi Peg

Here's the link http://www.weavolution.com/group/polo-house/explorations-33401

but if that doesn't work go to Groups, Halloweave, Polo House, explorations.  I think you have to be a member of the group to post in the group but the posts can be read by everyone

Hope this helps

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Beautiful scarf

This came out really well.  I am so glad you have been able to get your draw unit up and weaving.  It has been an eye-opener for me.q

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It totally helps

I went to the link (thank you!) and read a bunch.  Unfortunately a lot of it was completely over my head.  Despite the photos, I couldn't make sense of the whole double harness thing as a concept.  But the scarf is lovely.  Thanks!

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Turned out beautifully. Think

Turned out beautifully. Think the double harness bug has bitten you!

 

Shawn

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Double harness bug

You might be right Shawn, could that be why I've been looking at the internet sites which sell drawloom attachments this morning and wondering how much it would cost to ship to Australia? And I just realised that people ship computerised looms to Australia and there's a lot more that can go wrong there than something that's mainly wood and string

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Hi Louise

If you can get a copy of the DVD "Dress your Swedish Drawloom" with Becky Ashenden, it is the best resource you can get to show the various commercial drawloom attachments in use. It includes a number of options for loom extensions plus excellent instructions for threading etc. Did you look at Sally E's home built loom extension and draw attachments? They are for a Varpuu loom, a close relative of your Toika.

I'm currently converting my shaft draw system, which pulled from the centre, to a single unit draw system which requires all the pattern units to be weighted. At the same time, I hope to be able to use my shaft draw system on top of the single unit system, with the shafts being drawn from the sides, as in the Myrehed attachment.  I have printed Sally's photos and have been applying them to what I have learned from the DVD.

When I have my working drawings completed, I will be happy to share them with you if you are interested in DIY. Meanwhile, if you want to see pictures of my Toika drawloom when it was being assembled, they are on this link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ausyk/

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