Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

I have done things a little backwards. Normally I would figure out the width I wanted a piece to be and start with that.  But because I am not interested in the precise width of this project but am more concerned with precise thread patterning, I started with the number of ends. Here is a copy of these initial calculations:


5.5 yards seems like a doable length for me to get a well- and evenly-tensioned warp. But for weighting the warp ends, I shall have to check to see if I have enough weights to add them to one-inch segments.

This does not yet tell me how I am going to use different colors in the warp.  I am not quite ready to deal with the issue just yet.


By the way, I changed my mind about the red as I started dyeing today.  I decided that Sabraset Scarlet leaned a bit too much towards yellow, so I decided to use a mix of 50% SAB Scarlet and 50% WFA Magenta, which leans to blue.  Mixing a yellow-leaning red with a blue-leaning red will never result in the brilliant kind of red that a pure red would be.  But there are no pure reds in the Sabraset dyes.  So this is my best compromise.

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"Initial Calculations” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on October 20, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

Just a little math and you can begin........

Peg in South Carolina said...

A little more math and a lot of dyeing.....