Posted by Peg in South Carolina
As I should have been able to predict last Friday, I have decided to do one more set of dye sampling. I will use the green of the last sampling but for the red I will use Sabraset Scarlet. As this is a very busy day for me, however, the dyeing will happen tomorrow.
Also, I have saved another copy of the threading draft. But in this copy I have eliminated the gaps between groups of blocks. To do the actual threading, I will print out the original version with the gaps. But for the calculations, I needed to eliminate those gaps.
Eliminating the gaps gives me 1506 warp ends plus four more for doubled floating selvedges. That gives me a final total of 1510 warp ends.
1510 warp ends of 60/2 silk makes me catch my breath. That many ends in a complex threading leaves plenty of room for making errors. Also, that many ends provides for plenty of opportunity for stuck warp ends and so problematic sheds in the actual weaving.
I am hoping that leaving the gaps in the printed threading that I take with me to the loom for threading will help with the threading errors. And I am going to change the sett from my usual of 60 ends per inch to 54 ends per inch in the hopes that doing this will make for easier sheds. To help with the latter I also plan to use a temple.
Onward and upward!
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