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Updated: 2017-09-19T05:10:46.806-07:00

 



There are some things that only experience can tea...

2008-09-27T22:16:00.000-07:00

There are some things that only experience can teach. I think this is one of them. The exciting part is that there is always fine tuning to be done! Well, sometimes it's exciting, sometimes it's frustrating. :)



Not only a major step, Jane, but lots and lots of ...

2008-09-25T14:03:00.000-07:00

Not only a major step, Jane, but lots and lots of practice. Right now the possibility of "cheating" is quite limited since I am weaving relatively close to the beater.
Dorothy, I agree about getting up from time to time. Actually, I find that as I weave, I get up more and more frequently until I realize it is just plain time to stop.



Hi Peg, I've been learning about this too. Beside...

2008-09-25T13:10:00.000-07:00

Hi Peg, I've been learning about this too.

Besides getting better fabric, I think it's good to get up and move the warp after every couple of inches because I think it's good to move about, get rid of any tension in my shoulders (I tense up there when I'm concentrating) and also it's a chance to think about how the weaving is going.

I'm working in the range of about 5.5" - 7" from the breast beam.



Good morning, Miss Peg! Oh, I can so relate (as ca...

2008-09-25T07:42:00.000-07:00

Good morning, Miss Peg!

Oh, I can so relate (as can many of us, I'm sure). You stated exactly what I used to feel in my earlier weaving days. I used to squ e e e ze every inch out of my warp before advancing it. I was so nervous about maintaining tension *and* I just hated interrupting my weaving rhythm by stopping, winding, starting, etc.

Then, I became more aware of how much nicer my fabric was when I advanced the warp every few inches and kept the fell line within the same "band" of area. Now, it's second nature to stop, advance, adjust, weave, repeat. But boy, it was a major step to get me there, I confess! (oh, and I'd be lying if I said that on occasion, I don't *still* push my fell line further than I ought -- usually when I know I'm about to run out of weft on my shuttle and want to do all of my "stopping" at one time to reload the shuttle, advance the warp, etc.)

Yours in fell watching,
Jane