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Finnish diagonals are in my future -- I am inspired by your weaving! I love the portability of your box, and wondered if you found the plans on line or just finagled it yourself. I think that I could make one of these, but I wondered if you could upload pics of the ends... sometime?
I could quickly weave a matching 16/2 hem tape in plain weave and do this! Great idea. I have a 12 yard warp of more curtains ready to beam, so it would great to get the hemming done! Thanks for the brainstorm... I'll post the results when I get 'em! TGIF!
I have hem tape in stash and can stitch a sample on a scrap to see how it will work. I have a serger, but the almost cord-like texture of the cloth, combined with the open weave, meant that the serged sample finish was less secure than a zigzag!
Your towels are lovely -- I'm sure you will enjoy using these!
Such a beguiling pattern, subtle and refined! These towels are stunners....
Good morning, weavers, and Happy Spring!
The re-order of Swedish 20/6 cotton rug warp arrived from Vavstuga and I am about half way through the new 12.5m warp. I love the 3m Toika mill. It removes a lot of the repetitive strain of warping. I brought in my soft chef's mat from the kitchen to stand on, so I am perfectly pampered. You will note the lonely cone on the cone stand and the single end trailing off the reel. Paddle winding is on my bucket list, but I opted to make the warp singly so that I could remove every knot. I have encountered only 3 knots so far, and I wonder how I would cope with these if warping with a paddle... I fear that I would get totally lost! With single end warping, I have the luxury of backing up and removing the offending section. Since this is to be a net curtain, having knots in the fabric is not acceptable. I found out how hard it was to correct broken warps in a net fabric with the last warp! So, slow and steady!
Have a wonderful day, everyone!
The net curtains that I finished a few days ago have been hanging, unhemmed, in my living room for a few days before hemming. I have been enjoying the play of light through them, and the extra opacity in comparison with some other sheers which had been hanging there. I moved them up to my husband's office because they complement the wall color there, and he was thrilled.... and "ordered" another set to fill in the window.
It took me five minutes to measure and get the new warp calculated and ordered.... very motivating to have a happy customer!
For this next warp, which is 12 1/2 yards, I will be using a trapeze following all of your good information on this subject from last year....
Happy holidays to everyone!
Do weave a curtain! Everytime I go in the room where it is hanging, I am filled with joy! That is a great feeling.
I used my 150cm Toika Liisa loom with underslung beater and a fly shuttle attachment to weave this huckaback lace curtain featured in the book Happy Weaving from Vavmagasinet. The warp and weft are both Bockens Fiskgarn: unbleached 20/6 cotton rug warp yarn, ca 5,230m/kg from Holma-Helsinglands. I used a metal temple to weave the panel, which was 59 inches when stretched on the loom, but which collapsed after wet finishing to 43 inches width. Keeping an even beat on the airy fabric was the main challenge!