Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Sett too openI went to the loom this morning ready to begin weaving the handspun scarf.  I threw some plain weave shots (visible at the top of the photo) with the purpose of drawing in the selvedge to where I wanted it to be when I started weaving.  And I had my hemstitching instructions at the ready (I always need to refresh my memory on how to begin the hemstitching).

Looking at what was happening, namely how easily this was going to become a weft-faced piece, I began having second thoughts about the sett.  Then I looked, really looked, at the warp.  Clearly, clearly, these ends were still too far apart from each other. Even taking into consideration the textured bumps in the warp.

So, time to pull out all those blue threads and get to work on resleying.

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Determining Sett for Handspun Scarf
Handspun Sett Change

"Handspun Sett Still Too Open” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on December 2, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

Sometimes a re-do is all you can do!

Spinning Out of Control said...

I always need to refresh my memory with hemstitching too :\

Peg in South Carolina said...

And slowly I am beginning not to get angry when I need to re-do, nor to succumb to the temptation not to re-do.
I suppose if we did hemstitching every day, we wouldn't have to get out the directions!