Thursday, December 3, 2009

RESLEYING THE HANDSPUN

Posted by Peg in South Carolina

After I had spun the yarn, I soaked it in hot soapy water for 30 minutes, rinsed it well and let it dry. The yarn did not “bloom” though the textured bits did.  So I think I need to treat this as a worsted rather than a woolen spun yarn.  But I still need to account for the texture.

I once again used Asenhurst’s formula to figure out the maximum sett for twill and I got 10.72.  Well, I’m throwing Asenhurst out.  What I see on my loom does not support this sett at all.  So I am going to go for 12 epi.

And here is what it looks like sleyed at 12 epi.

Warp resleyedMuch better.  Clearly handspun is its own creature with its own demands.  Sampling is clearly in order.

The blue mohair is woven in plain weave and I have made no attempt to get the picks per inch correct.  I wanted only to get the selvedges pulled in the right amount and to see how the warp spacing looked.  This looks like a twill treadling is going to work very well.

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"Resleying the Handspun” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on December 3, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.

3 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Big improvement!
Ready, sett, weave!

PATRICIA said...

I enjoyed reading your experience. I'm new to textile crafts. I have my new HitchHiker spinning wheel and the Voyager loom. I began with a bit of cotton fiber and a drop spindle and was hooked. I then began to deconstruct some old woven items and thought it would be fun to spin and weave and it has moved on from there. I researched about natural dye plants for my garden along with planting flax and cotton. The textures, colors and the connection with growing some fibers as well as recycling old items is so much fun. I'm mostly in my garden raising veggies and fruits but now with the beginning of the dye and fiber gardens that are still pretty much in the beginning stages it is all such a wonderful experience. I'm in Stockton, California that seems to be a good place to do much more then just dry grapes into raisins which is where I began going organic after a bout of advanced stage colon cancer. I took out all the lawn and now it is all gardens both the front and back yards. Thanks for sharing. I will continue to follow your fiber adventures. Patricia

Peg in South Carolina said...

And weaving I am indeed.
Patricia, thank you for stopping by and sharing. There are lots of weavers in California. Your dye and fiber garden sound like lots of fun. Enjoy!