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September weaving - Turned Monk’s BeltIn weaving the turned monk’s belt, I was having difficulty getting a nice shed to open because the warp is so dense.  The pattern warps also would sometimes sit on the “wrong” side of their companion ground warp which would put a spot of color in a position…
September weaving - Turned Monk’s Belt
In weaving the turned monk’s belt, I was having difficulty getting a nice shed to open because the warp is so dense.  The pattern warps also would sometimes sit on the “wrong” side of their companion ground warp which would put a spot of color in a position…
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September TotM - Sett and Yarns - some color for end of summer!Here are the colors of pattern warp that I picked out based on the color names in the article and yarns

September TotM - Sett and Yarns - some color for end of summer!
Here are the colors of pattern warp that I picked out based on the color names in the article and yarns

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A New Look for Atwater-Bronson Lace?
Can you believe this is the same structure as the May Towel of the Month ?  Who knew Lace Bronson (aka Atwater-Bronson) could take on a three-dimensional look almost like a waffle? To get this result, instead of threading 14 units of Bronson and one unit “t…

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September’s Towel - Turned Monk’s BeltThe weave for the Towel of the Month for September is another “turned” structure: that is, it’s woven with the patterning in the warp, whereas the “normal” way to weave it is with the pattern formed in the weft.  This design also has some color in it (“yay …
September’s Towel - Turned Monk’s Belt
The weave for the Towel of the Month for September is another “turned” structure: that is, it’s woven with the patterning in the warp, whereas the “normal” way to weave it is with the pattern formed in the weft.  This design also has some color in it (“yay …
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August TotM - HuckThe latest in the Towel of the Month series was in a huck threading, 40/2 linen warp set at 30 epi.  The weft is 40/2 linen as well. I wove two towels, one using the huck lace tie-up and treadling (on the right in the photo), and one in huck spot (left).  I…
 
August TotM - Huck
The latest in the Towel of the Month series was in a huck threading, 40/2 linen warp set at 30 epi.  The weft is 40/2 linen as well. I wove two towels, one using the huck lace tie-up and treadling (on the right in the photo), and one in huck spot (left).  I…
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Light through/on heddlesI walked by one of the looms the other day and noticed the late afternoon light shining through the heddles and that there seemed to be two light sources.  It’s reflecting off of something, I thought, but I couldn’t see what… until I realized it’s reflect…
Light through/on heddles
I walked by one of the looms the other day and noticed the late afternoon light shining through the heddles and that there seemed to be two light sources.  It’s reflecting off of something, I thought, but I couldn’t see what… until I realized it’s reflect…
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Doup Leno Setup Part 2 - What Goes on Behind the CastleTo get a good shed with the doup setup, the ground and doup warps need to be tensioned separately.  I used the method in the monograph by Hella Skowronski, Doup Leno .  In it she describes how to construct and place “jumpers”, or tensioners, behind the harn…

Doup Leno Setup Part 2 - What Goes on Behind the Castle
To get a good shed with the doup setup, the ground and doup warps need to be tensioned separately.  I used the method in the monograph by Hella Skowronski, Doup Leno .  In it she describes how to construct and place “jumpers”, or tensioners, behind the harn…

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Bonds & ConnectionsThe Ties That Bind, 19’ x 19”. Deanna Deeds, 2014.  Cotton.  Doubleweave, warp wrapping, knotted netting.  On exhibit at Bonds & Connections. What:              ·         Designing Weavers present  Bonds & Connections  a fiber exhibit exploring the diverse …

Bonds & Connections
The Ties That Bind, 19’ x 19”. Deanna Deeds, 2014.  Cotton.  Doubleweave, warp wrapping, knotted netting.  On exhibit at Bonds & Connections. What:              ·         Designing Weavers present  Bonds & Connections  a fiber exhibit exploring the diverse …

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August TotM WeavingHere’s the huck lace version of the August towel, in natural 40/2 unbleached linen.  To make the design square, weave the plain weave between the lace treadling sequence the same size as the plain weave threading between the lace threading blocks.  If you a…

August TotM Weaving
Here’s the huck lace version of the August towel, in natural 40/2 unbleached linen.  To make the design square, weave the plain weave between the lace treadling sequence the same size as the plain weave threading between the lace threading blocks.  If you a…

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Doup Leno Setup Part 1 - Doup ThreadingThe leno/gauze weave studies I’ve been doing are turning out to be quite a fun adventure. In doup leno, the warp works in pairs, each pair having a side-to-side stationary (“ground”) warp and a side-to-side moving (“doup”) warp.  The doup warp can be raised…
Doup Leno Setup Part 1 - Doup Threading
The leno/gauze weave studies I’ve been doing are turning out to be quite a fun adventure. In doup leno, the warp works in pairs, each pair having a side-to-side stationary (“ground”) warp and a side-to-side moving (“doup”) warp.  The doup warp can be raised…