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Please show us the project when you're done (and perhaps your progress along the way?). I'd love to see how it turns out.
I spent a little time googling ruffle yarn as I also had never heard of it. From what I found I'd guess you have an acrylic product. I'd suggest using a cotton warp and treating the yarn like rags or sock loops for a weft. The yardage/50 g ball seems to vary widely by product, so you will want to calculate how much yardage you need for weft (I saw 7 yards/ball up to 33 yards per ball, as Deirdre said it will weave up very quickly). I wonder how much wear and tear a rug made from this yarn will stand up to?
I'm in love with your new project. Can you tell us about it?
Yesterday I started getting the warp for my color challenge on the loom. I'm ont sure I'll have it done within the next 5 months, but I'll have made a fair amount of progress, I think.
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They look like peppermint candies. How attractive!
I agree with every Sally said except the cigar. Make it a pipe, they smell better.
I don't know if there's a standard height for reeds, but I haven't seen a lot of variation. You have room in your beater to adjust as well. You can use one reed for different setts. Google "reed substitution chart" and you'll see how to change sleying to get a different sett.
Tools of the trade looms are beautiful. I have a 4-shaft floor loom that I love. For the reed: do you see the beater, on the right side of yoru first picture, left side of your second, and right in front of your third; the piece that swings from the castle to the front beam? The reed fits into that piece. The top bar has wing nuts that you can loosen and then you can move that bar up (or take it off altogether), fit the reed into the groove of the bottom bar, put the top bar down over the reed and refasten the wing nuts to hold it. This image shows the beater on my ToTT loom.
If I am understanding correctly at the moment you can't post new content in forums, but you can post in groups. Try this one: http://www.weavolution.com/group/new-old-loom-tips-about-rennovations. Is there anything you specifically want advice about?
That pattern is mesmerizing. I'm picturing more of a smoking jacket than a bath robe.
Lone Star Loom Room also carries Bockens cotton.
The draft is linked above, check it out. It came from messing around in FiberWorks. How fortunate we are to have weaving software!
That's helpful to know. I had the same yarn on two different looms, and noticed that one created way more fuzz than the other. I'm not sure the beater on the fuzzy loom can be lowered, but I can fiddle a little and see what can be done.