Objective: This class is designed to guide you in weaving a single project from beginning to end.
1) decide on project (type, size, yarn, color, design), calculate warp and weft, decide on weave structure.
2) wind the yarn.
3) dress the loom (3 steps = sley the reed, thread the heddles, tie on).
4) place floating selvedges, place header, do hemstitch.
6) spot and solve problems.
Warp under tension = be sure that the yarn is strong!
Weft yarn in the shuttle used to weave in and out of the warp
EPI use a ruler to figure this out
Sett same as EPI
PPI how many pics, or shuttle passes, it takes to make 1” of cloth
Guide string warp length plus 6 inches
Cross Very Important!!
Thrum small bits of yarn left over from projects; we use these a lot
Shaft same as a harness; the looms in the studio are all 4-shaft or 4-harness
Heddle thread the yarn through the eye
Reed steel thingy with slots called dents
3 basic weaves:
(1) plain (aka) tabby
WORKSHEET: Calculating Width
__________ Desired project width
+_________ Draw in (1-2 inches average)
+_________ Shrinkage (10% of desired width)
__________ = On Loom Width
X_________ Warp sett (ends per inch or EPI)
__________ Total Number of Warp Threads (Ends)
__________ Desired project length
+_________ Fringe or hems
+_________ Take up (10% of desired project length, average)
+_________ Shrinkage (10% of desired project length, average)
+_________ Loom waste (about 27” – could be more depending on the loom)
__________ = Total Length in Inches
divided by 36
__________ Total Length in Yards