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Re: Loom Manufacturer Identification

Jayne F
 

Bernat Looms

 

 

From: weavetech@groups.io [mailto:weavetech@groups.io] On Behalf Of Claudia Cocco
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:00 PM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: [weavetech] Loom Manufacturer Identification

 

Can anyone identify the manufacturer associated with this logo? It is on a loom that requires a little TLC and potentially replacement parts.

Many thanks in advance for any assistance provided!

Claudia


Loom Manufacturer Identification

Claudia Cocco
 

Can anyone identify the manufacturer associated with this logo? It is on a loom that requires a little TLC and potentially replacement parts.

Many thanks in advance for any assistance provided!

Claudia


Re: Paris bistro chairs

Su Butler
 

Sounds interesting Sally…..will you be writing up your findings for a journal or magazine so we can all see what you have done??

 

Best,

Su Butler 😊

 


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Re: Paris bistro chairs

Sally O
 
Edited

Just a follow up to this thread if anyone is still interested...

The answer is yes! the "Prestige" caning pattern can be woven on a shaft loom with fibers!
It is not mad-weave, triaxial, or cannele/spider weave, all of which I have woven before.

Because the patterns Barbara W shared appear to be computer-generated, and caning uses flatter and stiffer materials, the sample I wove has far more dimension than I was expecting.

Other surprises:
- The bottom of the cloth is different than the top, and depending on how I interlace the diagonal threads (the exact order), I can produce two different patterns on the reverse side without affecting the top.
- The treadling is the same for all picks – that means one of the warp sets does not have to be threaded on any shaft for this particular pattern. However, to keep the structure from compressing when beating, I am considering entering a "hidden" pick on the opposite shed to stabilize the web, as long as it won't show on the surface.
- "Placing" the weft is required, not beating.
- I had to start and finish with a single strand of color for the diagonal threads to end at the selvedges correctly, not a pair.
- I am unsure how much of a time saving measure this method actually provides by using the loom to control tension and provide shedding for half the picks. Are there industrial looms that can produce caning patterns? The trick is those diagonal threads have to move across the warps, but not in the same way as traditional wefts.

Thanks to Jayne F for sharing the Handwoven article by David Mooney, as that gave me a big clue how to set up the diagonal threads before beginning.

When I have completed the first sample, I think I am going to cut off and contemplate additional explorations. I have been in contact with some basketmakers and will be investigating more folks with experience in caning. (The link to Silver River was great, they have two patterns that are not the same as the one Barbara shared, but of interest: Lace and Daisy. Another, called "Star of David"

BIG thanks for the push down this rabbit hole...I think ;-)

Sally O


Re: Sandpaper Beam?

Lorelei Caracausa
 

Just an aside, nothing really to do with your issue, but I have Paul O'Connors original 16s AVL.  Definitely working thru issues and thankful I already had a knowledge base with the AVLs.  But,  watching the loom work as I was weaving, I noticed a "fluctuation" on the whorl holding the right treadle cable.  Not sure how or why, but somehow, the whorl had wallered out, so that one side of the pulley/whorl, was vacant.  The hole thru the wood was conical.  Not even sure why or how that could have happened, but it allowed the wooden whorl to lean at an unacceptable angle, and throw the cable.  When DH and I took it apart and looked at it, someone, somewhere, had also almost sawed thru the stainless rod that holds the 2 whorls in place. Certainly not wear related- lots of work with a metal cutting blade.  Now replaced. Kinda makes ya wonder


On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 7:38 PM bigwhitesofadog <sandra.eberhart@...> wrote:
Thanks to everyone who answered my pleas for help.  As several people
have suggested, the culprit was the cloth storage system.  I think
that my sandpaper beam has lost enough of it's tooth to be a factor in
the problem.  The beam works if the cloth storage is working, but if
the pull from the storage system is reduced too much, it doesn't work.
I should have seen this, and actually anticipated it, but I had a few
senior moments.  The story on the cloth storage system on this loom is
this.
About a year ago, I was weaving along, and suddenly the weight hit the
floor.  I checked the pawl and ratchet, cord, etc. All looked OK.
Some disassembly and more inspection showed that the wooden disc that
the cord rolls up on to raise the weight was rotating on its axle.
Further, the outer end of the axle had rusted, the increase in size
caused by the rust would not let the axle move through the loom frame,
and I could not get the disc off the axle.  So it didn't work and I
couldn't remove it to fix it.  I wondered if I could use this in a
"manual" fashion; just rolling up the cord whenever I advanced warp.
The answer was yes, it worked.  However, I realized that the disc
would continue to loosen, and eventually would not hold enough tension
to work.  I hoped at that time that I could get the disc off the axle.
I promptly went back to work on the loom, and forgot about this entire
train of thought.  The weight went in a corner, a dog put a dog bed on
it, and it became habit to tighten the cord.  When it stopped working
I didn't have a clue until I saw the posts about the cloth storage.  I
was able to work the disc off the axle, pull it through the frame,
reglued the axle to the disc (I drove the rusted end of the axle into
the disc) and all is well until the next crisis.  Thanks again!
Sandra







--
Lorelei


Re: Sandpaper Beam?

bigwhitesofadog
 

Thanks to everyone who answered my pleas for help. As several people
have suggested, the culprit was the cloth storage system. I think
that my sandpaper beam has lost enough of it's tooth to be a factor in
the problem. The beam works if the cloth storage is working, but if
the pull from the storage system is reduced too much, it doesn't work.
I should have seen this, and actually anticipated it, but I had a few
senior moments. The story on the cloth storage system on this loom is
this.
About a year ago, I was weaving along, and suddenly the weight hit the
floor. I checked the pawl and ratchet, cord, etc. All looked OK.
Some disassembly and more inspection showed that the wooden disc that
the cord rolls up on to raise the weight was rotating on its axle.
Further, the outer end of the axle had rusted, the increase in size
caused by the rust would not let the axle move through the loom frame,
and I could not get the disc off the axle. So it didn't work and I
couldn't remove it to fix it. I wondered if I could use this in a
"manual" fashion; just rolling up the cord whenever I advanced warp.
The answer was yes, it worked. However, I realized that the disc
would continue to loosen, and eventually would not hold enough tension
to work. I hoped at that time that I could get the disc off the axle.
I promptly went back to work on the loom, and forgot about this entire
train of thought. The weight went in a corner, a dog put a dog bed on
it, and it became habit to tighten the cord. When it stopped working
I didn't have a clue until I saw the posts about the cloth storage. I
was able to work the disc off the axle, pull it through the frame,
reglued the axle to the disc (I drove the rusted end of the axle into
the disc) and all is well until the next crisis. Thanks again!
Sandra


Selling AVL overhead beater with double fly box

Clare Settle
 

Never used Overhead beater for 30” A-series AVL. Including double fly box, two new AVL fly shuttles and six pirns. Asking $900. Brand new would be over $1400.

Clare


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Pat
 

If you get a chance (e.i. new loom or new heddles),  it is easy to dye the texsolv heddles using disperse dyes.  I've done several sets of heddles for my looms and friend's using the starter kit from ProChemical and did not use the nasty/toxic dye carrier NSC.   The colors were bright pastels and easy to tell apart.

Pat Brown

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 01:50:13 PM EDT, Charles Colht <chuck@...> wrote:


I used Sharpie "Stained" fabric markers and the colors don't rub off or fade. Regular sharpies don't penetrate the synthetic material 
Had to use 2 packs for the 2000 heddles but I only used 4 colors repeated every 4 shafts 


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020, 7:19 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Alaire Rieffel
 

On my metal heddles I have used nail polish. Yellow, purple, green.... Comes in handy all over the house. 

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 1:50 PM Charles Colht <chuck@...> wrote:
I used Sharpie "Stained" fabric markers and the colors don't rub off or fade. Regular sharpies don't penetrate the synthetic material 
Had to use 2 packs for the 2000 heddles but I only used 4 colors repeated every 4 shafts 


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020, 7:19 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.

--
Alaire Rieffel


Updated List of Sandra's Yarns

sandrarude
 

Thank you to all of those that have purchased yarns to support the Sandra Rude Memorial Fund for Advanced Learning at Complex Weavers. As a result of your purchases, I have been able to contribute $8000 to the Fund so far!

There are still a number of great yarns available so I have updated the list and removed the the items that have been purchased. There are updated descriptions and new photos. Please take another look to see if there is something you may "need".

Thanks,

Mike


Mikerude@...

--
Mike Rude
Three Springs Handworks
3springshandworks.com


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Charles Colht
 

I used Sharpie "Stained" fabric markers and the colors don't rub off or fade. Regular sharpies don't penetrate the synthetic material 
Had to use 2 packs for the 2000 heddles but I only used 4 colors repeated every 4 shafts 


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020, 7:19 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Fran Osten
 

I feel very lucky.  The previous owner of my Megado dyed the texsolv heddles—a godsend with 32 shafts!   

On Oct 25, 2020, at 11:19 AM, Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:

Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Syne Mitchell
 

Wash them with a color trapper thing in the laundry? Might be worth a shot.

Googling finds that the rubbing alcohol suggestion others have made along with blotting with paper towels may work: https://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-get-permanent-marker-out-of-clothes.htm#:~:text=Dip%20a%20cloth%20or%20sponge,directed%20in%20the%20washing%20machine.

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 8:19 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Janet Meany

Sally O
 

Obituary can be found here:
https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/18719318/Janet-K-Meany

Also note: "In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be directed to the Janet Meany Collection at the Textile Center library (textilecentermn.org/support)."


Re: Janet Meany

Sally O
 
Edited

Oh Joe,

Thank you so much for sharing this difficult news.
I am so very sorry to hear this.

I visited Janet in her home north of Duluth sometime between 2010 and 2014, and I spent a wonderful afternoon with her and her husband. I got to see all her amazing looms in the lower level. I was delighted when she came to the weaving history conference just a few years ago, and when she and Paula showed up at Convergence Milwaukee for the rag rug show and share in 2016 – I think there were more than 100 in attendence at that single event – it was a bit like having two rocks stars sitting in the front row of the audience.

She will be more than missed.
Sally


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Amy Somerstein
 

Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Laura Sniderman
 

Alcohol might remove excess or all of the marker.  I use a small jar of car touch up paint and a q-tip to mark the top of heddles so they all slant the same way when threading onto the heddle bars.  
Laura Sniderman
Ada, MI 


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 10:08 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
I bought some bright colored sharpies to mark my heddles. They are labeled “permanent marker”. 24 hours later, the color smudges.   I’m assuming I overdid the amount of marker needed. Has anybody had the same experience, or have any suggestions of what to do to fix this?? Obviously I don’t want any marker coming off on my yarn. The only thing I can think of is to get a damp washcloth and keep scrubbing until they stop bleeding? Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Lorelei Caracausa
 

If you are referring to Texsolv heddles, yes, I had that happen.  Isopropyl alcohol will dissolve (spread) the colors.  But this is why I use thin acrylic paints


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 9:08 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
I bought some bright colored sharpies to mark my heddles. They are labeled “permanent marker”. 24 hours later, the color smudges.   I’m assuming I overdid the amount of marker needed. Has anybody had the same experience, or have any suggestions of what to do to fix this?? Obviously I don’t want any marker coming off on my yarn. The only thing I can think of is to get a damp washcloth and keep scrubbing until they stop bleeding? Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you



--
Lorelei


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Margaret Welch
 

Are your heddles metal or texsolv or ?
Meg Welch

On Oct 25, 2020, at 10:08 AM, Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:

I bought some bright colored sharpies to mark my heddles. They are labeled “permanent marker”. 24 hours later, the color smudges.   I’m assuming I overdid the amount of marker needed. Has anybody had the same experience, or have any suggestions of what to do to fix this?? Obviously I don’t want any marker coming off on my yarn. The only thing I can think of is to get a damp washcloth and keep scrubbing until they stop bleeding? Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you


Heddles and sharpies

Amy Somerstein
 

I bought some bright colored sharpies to mark my heddles. They are labeled “permanent marker”. 24 hours later, the color smudges.   I’m assuming I overdid the amount of marker needed. Has anybody had the same experience, or have any suggestions of what to do to fix this?? Obviously I don’t want any marker coming off on my yarn. The only thing I can think of is to get a damp washcloth and keep scrubbing until they stop bleeding? Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you