Tuesday, February 9, 2016
12 shaft fancy twill on the dobby loom
Woo Hoo!! It is working!!! This has been an adventure. This is only the second time I've used the dobby loom--and the first was years ago, and I forgot most of the details between then and now. And, this is the first time I've ever woven something with a 12 shaft pattern. 8 has been my limit up until now. It took a bit to get this one on the loom, but I'm really pleased with the way it is turning out. This is 8/2 unmercerized UKI cotton, and the threading draft is from here: http://weeverwoman.blogspot.ca/2011/07/i-havent-fallen-off-planet-i-had-week.html . I set it up tromp as writ, rather than the extended pattern that she shows.
I'm thinking my pattern is a little elongated. I kind of like it, but I'd also like to see what happens if I use 10/2 weft instead of the matching 8/2 that I'm using here for the test. I've got quite a few lovely colors of 10/2 left over from making baby wraps. Hmmm... what to use...
I've got enough warp on here for I think a dozen tea towels. I'll keep a couple, and a couple will go to my physical therapist as a thank you gift for getting my shoulder back into weaving shape.
More pictures to come as the weaving progresses!