How to Plan a Project: Sett Samples

Once upon a time I had a professor at college who pushed making samples so much that it drove me up the wall. I developed a diversion to producing samples for anything and just jumping right in and solving issues in the final project as I worked. Now that I have had time to work on my own without supervised direction I have realized the importance of samples. Samples were especially helpful with this current project that I am working on. The series of blankets that are on my large loom were sett correctly for the size of yarn. The Continue Reading…

Problem Solving Revisited

One of my favorite stages in the weaving process- cutting the weaving off the loom. I do not have a specific way I complete this process, I just take my favorite fabric scissors and carefully cut the warp threads and then unroll the glory of the almost final product. By tying on to the old warp waste, it has helped me cut down on the amount of loom waste I produce for each piece. I don’t have to contend with the heavy metal rod that is on the warp beam when I near the end of the weaving. I also Continue Reading…

Problem Solving

So, I sometimes really want to kick myself for mistakes that I make. Especially when it is a really basic and fundamental part of the weaving process in general. Typically, when I design a project, I look up the manufacturer’s suggested sett for the yarn AND I also measure it. This current set of scarves that I have on the loom is made with a yarn that I have never used before. Thinking that I had it under control I just measured it myself and didn’t look up the suggested sett. Needless to say, I messed up a little bit. Continue Reading…