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Re: selvedge rollers

Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

I have the selvedge rollers on two of my looms.
It would be really great if they also had a way of forming
their own shed.
Selvedge beams/rollers/bobbins are a great help, we use them and they were
shown in several old texts ( one is Luther Hooper, " Handloom Weaving " 1920
ed. ), It's good that one loom maker has started supplying them, maybe
others will too someday.
There is an easy way to have the selvedges operate without using two shafts
to do it for two shuttle weaves. See my old articles : SS&D, 1985 Fall # 64
Selvedge System, 1988 Fall # 76 Selvedge System. You'd have to add a
couple of lamms to the loom and an upper jack, but it's not hard, there's an
old CB loom behind me right now with the device on it.
If you do decide to add the device, there's an error in one of the articles
which was added after it was submitted, by someone who did not entirely
understand the principle, so contact me for the correction.

Happy Shuttling ! - Bill Koepp in Central California


Re: warp lint

peter collingwood <peter@...>
 

I wonder if the warp-lint sufferer has her lease rods tied to each
other, so that they have to be moved back as a unit? I have always been
told (and followed this rule) to tie each stick to itself with a long
cord going from one end to the other. Then they can be moved back
separately, minimising any tangles, snarls, between them especially with
wool.
Keep them in the back position with two loops of cord tied to back beam,
which go round both of them.
peter collingwood,
http://www.petercollingwood.co.uk


Re: selvedge rollers

jj04410
 

Hi Doreen,

I have the selvedge rollers on two of my looms. I was using large fishing
weights but find the rollers *much* better! They keep the tension higher on
the outer threads than the rest of the warp so the thread pulls from the
shuttle sooner and the edges don't pull in so much. I still use a temple with
some fabrics. It would be really great if they also had a way of forming
their own shed. Right now, if the pattern doesn't have a threading that
accomodates a selvedge threading, I use 2 harnesses for them. That's my
opinon; I'm happy with them.

Janice Jones


Re: warp lint

Robin Lynde <rlynde@...>
 

Then, the warp ends
get stuck at the cross where the lease sticks are. When I check,
lint from the threads has formed these little snarls that have the
warp all stuck.
I don't keep the lease sticks in. Then I never have those kinds of problems.
Wind the warp with 2 crosses--a raddle cross and a threading cross. Use the
raddle cross (threads grouped per # in an inch--or whatever your raddle
spacing is) to spread threads in the raddle at the warp beam. After it is
secure in the raddle, remove the lease sticks and put them back in at the
threading cross.
Robin Lynde
Meridian Road Studio and Meridian Jacobs
Vacaville, CA


Re: Re :Knopf Drafts....

Teresa Ruch
 

I will send on your request to the person who organized the initial sales of the looms, etc. They give an interest look into the personalities of weavers of the time and amusing. I personaly have some unease about this as I am sure Oscar would not approve. But they are highly amusing. He was an individual of strong opinions. Teresa


From: Brucie Connell <bruciec@trib.com>
At 01:01 AM 3/10/02 -0800, you wrote:
We also have much of his correspondence. Very
interesting and amusing. He kept copies of his letters and the replys
from
other weavers.
Would it be appropriate to approach a publisher and see if this information
could be made available to many?



Brucie



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Re: warp lint

Laura Fry <laurafry@...>
 

By 8/2 cotton, I'm assuming you are referring to yarn purchased
in the US?

8/2 cotton from Canada has a higher twist than US 8/2 (generally
speaking). It is not as high twist as cotton rug warp, but
in between. I find that using Canadian (or Swedish) 8/2 cotton
there is very little pilling.

Cheers,

Laura Fry
http://laurafry.com


warp lint

ten_lake <twillothewisp@...>
 

I'm a new member, have been weaving for a few years but still
consider myself a relative novice. I'm having a warping problem that
I've never seen addressed.
The first part of the warp winds on pretty well. Then, the warp ends
get stuck at the cross where the lease sticks are. When I check,
lint from the threads has formed these little snarls that have the
warp all stuck. It's annoying and time-consuming to pick it all out
and it really messes up the tension.
I'm warping back to front to try to minimize the movement of the warp
but it still happens. I have been using mostly unmercerized cotton as
warp.
Can anyone suggest a remedy?


Re: Weaving & elbows

Katherine Gunn <kglist@...>
 

And see a doctor. As I said in a previous post, I like the sports medicine
docs for weaving-related injuries b/c their orientation is towards getting
you back to doing the activity rather than telling you to stop doing
whatever created the problem.
I second (and third and fourth) this - because their knowledge of joint
injuries, and injuries from active over-use of parts of our bodies, is often
the most sophisticated available [*especially* compared to general
practitioners or family doctors].

And DON'T let the pain linger, thinking it will go away - it won't. Once
soft tissues (tendons, etc.) are irritated, they MUST be treated or the
problem can quickly become chronic, and more and more limiting to your work
and the rest of your life too. You can't tough-it-out with repetitive
motion injuries.

Katherine
--
Katherine Gunn Ottawa, Canada <kglist@magma.ca>
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and
not everything that counts can be counted" Albert Einstein


Contact Help

Marge Coe <MargeCoe@...>
 

I can't seem to find the address or phone number for Lunatic Fringe (I
probably will just as soon as I hit *send*). They are not advertising in
the latest Handwoven.

Any help is much appreciated.

Margaret
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Margaret Coe
MargeCoe@att.net
Tucson, AZ USA
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Re: Contact Help

Jane Plante <jcplante3@...>
 

I think they are still in business, but not the same as before.
Phone number is (850) 653 8747. I called several weeks ago and left a
message. Didn't hear back for several days and had already found what I
wanted elsewhere. Tough way to do business.
Hope you have better luck.
Jane


Re: 24-harness table loom & AVL selvage rollers

Laura Fry <laurafry@...>
 

I have the 24 lever Margaret. While I have taken it to one
workshop, it isn't easily moved by yourself. I do have a van,
so transporting it isn't a problem for me, but it would be
a concern if you have a small car.

If you have help, and don't have to move it up from the basement
(like I do) I'd say go for it.

I have woven everything from 2/120's silk (doubled) to 2/40's
linen on it. The only "problem" was with the linen as the
distance
from front to back beam is so short. Building the height of
the back beam up (a couple of lease sticks) helped enormously
to get a good shed for the linen.

I am a very happy customer of John and Teru Low's - no other
affiliation.

Laura Fry
http://laurafry.com
ps - I did buy the stand for the Margaret, and am very pleased
I did.


24-harness table loom & AVL selvage rollers

Doreen McLaughlin
 

Thanks to all who responded to my loom for sale question, I'm going
to each of the sites today and sending in my ad.

Once I sell the 10-harness Ahrens loom, I would like to get a table
loom to take to workshops. I am looking at the 24-harness Margaret loom
made by Woolhouse Tools. I'd like to hear from those of you who already
own and use the Margaret loom - pros & cons.

I like the Margaret because 1) it will give me increased capability,
2) it will take the same reeds as my 4-harness 22-inch Harrisville floor
loom, and 3) it's price. Since my 16-harness AVL Production Loom cannot
be upgraded to a 24-harness (it was made before 1/88), buying the
Margaret will allow me to weave 17- to 24-harness patterns while I save
up my money for a 48-inch AVL Technical loom.

Speaking of AVL looms, how many of you have and use the selvage
rollers - pros & cons?

Bye for now,
Doreen in Monument, CO


Re: Re :Knopf Drafts....

Erica de ruiter <ederuiter@...>
 

I Read the conversation on Mr. Knopf. I would like to know a little bit
about who he was and what is the interest of his work.
Thank you,
Erica
To reply privately: Erica de Ruiter <ederuiter@hetnet.nl>-----Oorspronkelijk
bericht-----


Re: Warp lint....

Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

lint from the threads has formed these little snarls that have the
warp all stuck.
Sounds like less than smooth lease sticks; give them a coat of lacquer; when
completely dry, sand with 400 paper then do two more coats of lacquer.
Cotton tends to snarl if tension isn't kept on. We've had snarls, but not
any lint build up.

Happy Shuttling ! - Bill Koepp in Central California


Woolhouse looms

Joan Cameron <joan_cameron@...>
 

I was at Woolhouse looms last week to see about adjustments to my loom and saw the new extensions that John had for all the table looms - this will help with the shed problem on linens, etc.
I have a 8 shaft table loom from Woolhouse and love it and it is really woth getting the stand as Laura said.
Joan Cameron


Re: Re :Knopf Drafts....

Laura Fry <laurafry@...>
 

I, too, would be interested in learning more about Knopf and
his drafts. I did read some articles in H&C a few years ago.
Sounds like a *very* interesting (challenging?) person.

Would love to see the loom in operation, too - it's fair mind
boggling! I saw the loom Teresa mentions when I stayed with
her last month.

Cheers,

Laura Fry
http://laurafry.com


Re: Re :Knopf Drafts....

Brucie Connell <bruciec@...>
 

At 01:01 AM 3/10/02 -0800, you wrote:
We also have much of his correspondence. Very
interesting and amusing. He kept copies of his letters and the replys from
other weavers.
Would it be appropriate to approach a publisher and see if this information could be made available to many?



Brucie


Re: plugin

Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

If that doesn't work, try a " Quicktime " plugin.

- Bill Koepp in Central California


Re: ADMIN: now that we're back on line...

Johnetta Heil <luv2weave@...>
 

Is Yahoo down again? I haven't received any group mail for two days now.
Thanks
Johnetta

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Re :Knopf Drafts....

Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

I Read the conversation on Mr. Knopf. I would like to know a little bit
about who he was and what is the interest of his work.
Well, I'm not qualified to tell the story of Oscar A. Knopf, but I can tell
why I got interested in his weaving. Back in the '80's, I led a study group
for Complex Weavers on loom devices and one member of the group, I think it
was Dorothy Robbins, sent me excerpts from Handweaver & Craftsman ( V.10 #2
) on Mr. Knopf of Winston, Oregon. He was very inventive and I was intriqued
by his loom modifications. I put the info away but this winter as I was
working on my loom, I remembered he had used a different method to tension
warp for a drawloom, so I dug out the old papers.
The result was a modification to my loom inspired by the Knopf article. I'd
like to study his drafts also, which are different in that each warp end
goes through three half-heddles.
There are weavers in Oregon who know far more than I about Mr. Knopf and
I've learned that two of his looms still exist in good condition, in Oregon.

Happy Shuttling ! - Bill Koepp in Central California