Ann Robinson Textiles | Syllabus
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Objective: This class is designed to guide you in weaving a single project from beginning to end.

Basic Steps:
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.
5) weave.
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
(2) satin
(3) twill

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