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Re: Shaft SWitching....

MargeCoe@...
 

It's a 3 end block weave using two shuttles and two colors. Instead of
using multiple shafts to make mulitiple blocks you divide the reed width
into ( for example ) 1/2 inch sections and these switch between 2 shafts.
Sooo... a 40 inch reed will deliver 80 blocks of pattern,
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, or misunderstood in the past (and it was in the
very distant past that I took Peter's rug weaving workshop). Anyhow, I
*thought* in shaft switching it is the pattern warp that is threaded between
the heddles of, say, two shafts so that the warp can be pulled onto the
heddle of either of the shafts. (I suppose there could be three or more
shafts involved, thereby increasing the complexity, but begging the
question, why?)

Soooo . . . I can't understand how the width of the reed relates to the
number of pattern blocks. Granted with a small width sample/cloth, one has
a limited number of threads, but it would seem epi is as much a factor as
reed width. Please elucidate.

Margaret
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Craft magazine

willgee@...
 

Hi I've bought Craft here in San Francisco at Borders..one of my few purchases from them; I try to patronise the independent booksellers. glen black


Re: Shaft SWitching....

Jean & Clay Curry <ccbuff@...>
 

Also: Jason Collingwood's video, Block Weaves and Shaft Switching, is a good
resource, if you are a visual person. The whole video is great as a rug
workshop, if you are interested. Jean

Bill Koepp wrote:

These two books show how to make shaft switching devices;

Rug Weaving Techniques, by Peter Collingwood ; ISBN 0-934026-62-9
The Techniques of Rug Weaving, by Peter Collingwood ; ISBN 0-8230-5200-1


Re: UK trip

Ruth Blau <ruthblau@...>
 

If you are truly bored we are 30 miles south west of London,
on the road to Portsmouth.
I visited Ian's place on a trip to Great Britain a couple of years ago. It's worth going out of your way. If you visit Bath and want to see Stonehenge as well, Ian is pretty much on your way back to London.

Ruth


Re: Bill's Website....

Brucie <bruciec@...>
 

At 08:47 AM 8/21/01 -0400, you wrote:
Bill, I don't have a clue about this shaft switching device you refer
to. Is there a book or some place where I can learn about it?
Joyce
This is a device developed by Peter Collingwood. Both of his rug books
show the mechanism.
Brucie


Re: Housecleaning pages $$$

Deanna Johnson
 

Barbara, I have a question about the sale of your AVL. Is the buyer picking the loom up, or are you going to need to ship it? If you're shipping it, how are you approaching that?

Thanks,
Deanna


Re: Bill's Website....

Joyce Chance <jachance@...>
 

Bill, I don't have a clue about this shaft switching device you refer
to. Is there a book or some place where I can learn about it?
Joyce


Re: Housecleaning pages $$$

Ruth Blau <ruthblau@...>
 

I'm delighted to know that others who sell on the Housecleaning pages do contribute $$ to the upkeep of the site. It really is a wonderful service for fiber people.

Here's the URL:

http://together.net/~kbruce/kbbspin.html

Another useful URL is Ron Parker's list of fiber-related lists, and he has changed providers in the last year or so. The new URL is:

http://hem.bredband.net/ronpar/

I have recently sent Ron the changes for WeaveTech, but they may not be posted yet.

Ruth


Re: Shaft SWitching....

Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

I can't understand how the width of the reed relates to the
number of pattern blocks.
Well let's say that you're weaving a rug using the entire width of your
reed; this time it's a 60 inch reed. You will have to switch the warp using
( in Peter's book ) doups. How to switch doups so they'll stay switched ?
Peter shows to use nails on strips of wood or levers on a ss device. So....
How close can you drive nails or how close can you attach levers ? That's
the determining factor, the Harrisville ss device looks to be 1/2 inch wide
levers, that will allow you 2 levers to switch in one inch; a 60 inch reed
divided into 1/2 inch will only take 120 levers which is 120 blocks to play
with. If you tell me you're using a 60 inch reed but have really packed in
the doup levers or nails or whatever and that you can make 1/4 inch blocks,
then I just figure 60 inches times 4 = 240 blocks will be available.
The reason the width of the reed relates to the number of pattern blocks is
the matter of the doups switching one warp end in every block of pattern.
Doups are loops of cord or Texsolv that have to hold tight, yet be able to
move in an instant to change the design. I think a metalworker could make a
ss device that'll do 1/4 inch blocks, but for now, 1/2 or 3/8 inchers seem
more practical. Going smaller than 1/4 inch is really getting into Drawloom
territory or Jacquard designing ( in my opinion ) !
Hope I didn't confuse you with this rambling !

Happy Shuttling ! - Bill Koepp in Central California


Housecleaning pages $$$

Leslie Voiers <voiers@...>
 

Barabra :
I, too, have fared well witrh "housecleaning pages" when selling used
weaving and spinning equipment. I send in 10% of the selling costs of the
item. My last loom sold for $500 so I sent $50.00 It is a wonderful
resource - and certainly easy to use . I want to be supportive of their
endeavors so they'll be around when I sell or purchase other stuff. Could
you post the current URL for others to see so they will know what we are
talking about.


UK trip

Ian Bowers
 

Sorry about the abbreviations

V&A - Victoria & Albert Museum; Kensington, W London

Geffrye is a Museum in East London

Crafts magazine may be available in the USA, but is fairly common at larger
newsagents in the UK, so wait till you get here. They may have a web site,
I will go and look!

Back now - they don't seem to say but try www.craftscouncil.org.uk

Bath Costume Museum and the American Museum in Bath (tongue in cheek), the
Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, But best just follow leads from one site
to another, never disappointed that way since no expectations to remain
unfulfilled. If you are truly bored we are 30 miles south west of London,
on the road to Portsmouth.

HTH



Best regards

Ian Bowers
Managing Director - George Weil & Sons Ltd

The leading supplier to Fabric Painters, Dyers and Printers, Glass Painters
Hand weavers, Hand Spinners and Dyers, Felt & Paper makers
based at Guildford, Surrey, UK
email md@georgeweil.co.uk

visit our new web site www.georgeweil.co.uk

phone 0 (+44) 1483 565800
fax 0 (+44) 1483 565807

----- Original Message -----
From: "Weaver's Croft" <wevrscroft@aeroinc.net>
To: <WeaveTech@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 4:06 PM
Subject: [WeaveTech] UK trip help needed; V&A...





start with the V&A, and also try the Geffrye Museum, and buy a copy of
Crafts magazine
Ian Bowers
thanks ian, but what is the V&A, the geffrye museum is in london, yes? and
is about ?, and can the Crafts mag. be bought stateside?
oh, and i am not confined to London. will have the weekends and transport
to
wherever i want to go so other destinations??
thanks again,
susan




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Re: Shipping a loom

Lois Mueller <books@...>
 

I just had a loom shipped to me - from OR to WV.
The seller had a handy man/carpenter make three crates-
2 for the loom and 1 for the bench out of plywood. I
paid $125.00 for the crating. It was shipped to me via
a freight company. Total weight was 450 pounds at
a cost of $525.00 (which included the crating) which
I figured was cheaper than me driving to OR and
picking it up. The three crates were banded together.
I picked them up at the freight company. A man there
cut the banding and helped me load the crates in my van.

Last month I took my Cranbrook apart and transported
it to FL from WV in my van. I figured that it cost me
more than $525 in gas, motel, etc. to drive both ways.

The seller of my loom checked the shipping cost
with a moving company and it was over $1,000. 8^)

No matter how you look at it, if the loom is large
it's going to cost money to ship it.
Lois


Jessica Speer wrote:

I, too, would like to know about shipping the loom. The only option I can
think of are pick up/delivery or a house hold mover.
Jessica

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Re: Shaft SWitching....

Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

These two books show how to make shaft switching devices;

Rug Weaving Techniques, by Peter Collingwood ; ISBN 0-934026-62-9
The Techniques of Rug Weaving, by Peter Collingwood ; ISBN 0-8230-5200-1

It's a 3 end block weave using two shuttles and two colors. Instead of
using multiple shafts to make mulitiple blocks you divide the reed width
into ( for example ) 1/2 inch sections and these switch between 2 shafts.
Sooo... a 40 inch reed will deliver 80 blocks of pattern, in any combination
or design. When one shaft is down it weaves the background color, when the
other shaft is down it weaves the pattern blocks selected. The other 2
shafts weave the tie downs. Peter tells it all; it's his invention, that he
has given to the world.
( There's a LOT more than that in those texts ! )

Happy Shuttling ! - Bill Koepp in Central California

Bill, I don't have a clue about this shaft switching device you refer
to. Is there a book or some place where I can learn about it?
Joyce


bills website

nitra <bsd@...>
 

Bill Koepp,

Just visited your website. WOW is all I can say. Very talented man I would say. I love those rugs. I am VERY impressed. Keep up the excellent work. I would love to be able to do that but I have to master my 4 harness first LOL. Just gonna have to work my way up little @ a time. If I made that kind of rug I don't think I would ever part with it....

Nitra Newlin
bsd@abcs.com


Tartan Weaver Sought

Jo Anne Ryeburn <ryeburn@...>
 

Ian Porteus, a fellow Greater Vancouver Weavers' and Spinners' guild member, has asked me to post the following request on this list:

>Hi. My name is Ian Porteus.
>
>I would like to have some mens shirts & womens kilts or some scarves
>(depending on price, delivery dates etc.) made in my family tartan
for
>Christmas presents. Would any of your guild members be interseted
in
>taking on this project? I would be happy with just the material,
and
>find someone else to make the items, or (preferably) have the completed
>items.
>
>There is no swatch available, but I do have a photo, a bitmap image
on
>computer, and the threadcount.
>
>If any of your members would be interested please have them contact
me.
>
>Thank you very much.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Ian Porteus
>(604) 525-4761
>iporteus@mybc.com
>
--
Jo Anne Ryeburn ryeburn@sfu.ca


Re: UK trip help needed; V&A...

Weaver's Croft <wevrscroft@...>
 

good. will do.
thanks. susan

----- Original Message -----

The V&A is the Victoria & Albert museum. If you want to see their textile
collections and costume collections, plan for a whole day there. It's
just
a wonderful, wonderful place.

Ruth


Re: UK trip help needed; V&A...

Ruth Blau <ruthblau@...>
 

The V&A is the Victoria & Albert museum. If you want to see their textile collections and costume collections, plan for a whole day there. It's just a wonderful, wonderful place.

Ruth


Re: Bill's Website....

Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

I would love to be able to do that but I have to master my 4 harness first...>
Well, the 4 harness loom is a wonderful tool; there's so many weaves to do
and then you can attach one of the shaft switching devices onto it and -
Taa Daa ! You have a loom with 80 or 100 blocks of design !
I do mostly shaft switching or Summer & Winter multi-shaft symmetrical
designs. Weaving is fun, learning is fun; you'll never learn it all, just
keep having fun !

Happy Shuttling ! - Bill Koepp in Central California


UK trip help needed; V&A...

Weaver's Croft <wevrscroft@...>
 

start with the V&A, and also try the Geffrye Museum, and buy a copy of
Crafts magazine
Ian Bowers
thanks ian, but what is the V&A, the geffrye museum is in london, yes? and
is about ?, and can the Crafts mag. be bought stateside?
oh, and i am not confined to London. will have the weekends and transport to
wherever i want to go so other destinations??
thanks again,
susan


Does anyone have an ORCO loom?

KarenInTheWoods <pfundt@...>
 

(sorry for cross posting, I put this on the Rugtalk list too)

HI,

I was just helping a newly addicted friend set up her new-to-her Oriental
Rug Loom.... 4H counterbalance. (she only paid $150 with a bunch of rag
shuttles, warping stuff and cones of warp) I have a question about the rope
friction brake system.. as it is slipping when we started weaving last
night.

It has a rope brake that is wrapped TWICE around the beam.. I am thinking
just a third wrap will help? How many times are they supposed to be
wrapped?

I have a plastic coated steel cable on my Harrisville which needs a
*wrapover* where one strand lays over the other to make it work, so we tried
that too, but didn't workl.

Any suggestons would be appreciated... poor gal was almost in tears cause it
kept slipping. Her brother wants to tear apart the loom and put a rachet
and pawl system on it, but the back beam has probably 50-75 yards of warp on
it that she wants to weave off first!

Any suggestions?

Weavingly Yours,
KarenInTheWoods
(try these links for weaving and family pics)
http://www.KarenInTheWoods.eboard.com
http://KarenInTheWoods.eboard.com