Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Threaded & Sleyed

The 120/2 stripes hang down about 6 inches farther than the 60/2 stripes, although they are the same length. This is the result of the difference in build-up on the sectional beam, and I have a plan to address the discrepancy without sacrificing any length on either type of yarn.

I'm still debating whether or not to add a single thread of the dark blue 60/2 to reinforce the selvedge a little. I have enough thread, not a problem. However, the outer stripes are plainweave, and I haven't decided if the extra thread should also weave plainweave, or some other option.

However, nothing will happen until Thursday, because I'm off to Los Angeles tomorrow for a meeting of the Designing Weavers. This is the time of year that each member presents their annual project, created in response to a predetermined theme. These meetings are always a lot of fun and very inspiring. I made my presentation last month, and posted about it here; this month and next, I get to be an observer and appreciate the other members' work. No stress, just sit back and enjoy the show!

1 comment:

Laura Fry said...

When I need to strengthen a selvedge I thread two ends per heddle but leave the density the same in the reed. It's what I'm currently doing on the shawl warp with the selvedges that were shredding and it's working well. :)

Pretty colours.