Tuesday, May 2, 2017

no more twist...


in which our plucky heroine has a successful experiment...

I was eager to try out the porcelain insulators as loom weights... so set up a small warp on the inkle loom.
The weights are more crowded in than they would be on a vertical loom; they are each holding the yarn from one card apiece. And, much to my delight, the loom weights create just enough tension so I can weave a tidy band. The tension feels much looser than I am used to keeping the warp, but in use it is perfectly functional. And having the same weight on each set of warp threads means that the tension will stay evenly distributed
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And best of all, they make dealing with twist build up a total doddle - all that is needed is to use a finger to run the twist in the yarn back from the weaving zone to where the weights are, one set at a time, and let the weight then "untwist" et voila... ready for more weaving! This will make all those Finnish irregular turning patterns (my favorites) no trouble at all to weave!
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May SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 grey jersey pants loom weights-
2 brown trim bands x-
3 x x x
4 x x x
5 xx x
6 x x x
7 x x x
8 x x x
9 x x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
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