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Shuttles--Photos

Janet Stollnitz
 

I've uploaded photos of Crossley, Schacht, and Bluster Bay--Mini end
delivery shuttles to the Shuttle folder. Although they were in order
in my file, Yahoo had its own sequencing.

Janet

Janet Stollnitz
Silver Spring Looms
Dyed Dreams
jstollnitz@comcast.net


Weaving & textile related sights in Jutland Denmark

weave1981
 

My husband and I will be traveling to the Jutland peninsula of Denmark from June 23 to July 2 this year. We start in Arhus for the first 4 days and then we will have a car to travel around the Jutland area. I would appreciate any advice about places to visit related to weaving and fiber art and history. If you know of any tapestries or exhibits in museums or castles, we enjoy historical places a great deal. We did not plan to go as far as Copenhagen, but are flexible. I am a weaver and spinner in Northville, Michigan, USA.

Debra Edson


Re: Honex system of tensioning an EFS

Laura Fry <laura@...>
 

Marg Coe wrote:

but cut it off and toss it is my mantra
regardless of the shuttle on tensioning system.
I'm with Marg. Generally speaking 100 yards or less of yarn rarely comes to more than $5 so unless it's handspun and extremely limited I cut and toss. I can always make more money. I can never 'make' more time. I'd rather get past my mistake and back onto the road of progress. :}

Cheers,
Laura Fry
http://laurafry.com
http://laurasloom.blogspot.com


Re: EFS

William Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

I've put some photos in the Shuttle album, they're of different EFS,
the handshuttles don't have the nasty steel tips, the older mill
shuttles have a pirn rod and the later mill models lack the rod.
I've also collected a few rarer flying shuttles which used a normal
bobbin and have a eye placed like a boat shuttle, so they aren't an
end feed but a strange shuttle for a flying shuttle beater! I didn't
show those as they aren't really an EFS.

Have fun!

Bill & Gaye Koepp in California


Re: Honex system of tensioning an EFS

Marg Coe <margcoe@...>
 

I do a rough calculation of the cost of the yarn vs the how much time
will be consumed. A long time back I spent way too much time unweaving
and winding only to realize I'd saved cents worth of yarn at a cost of
30 minutes of time.

Depending on the width of the project, 4" may not be sufficient or
valuable enough for me to go through rewinding conniptions. Of course
if I have a limited quantity, or it's enormously expensive yarn, then
it's a different matter, but cut it off and toss it is my mantra
regardless of the shuttle on tensioning system.

Marg

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Okay, my admission here is that on my current project, I have had to
unweave as much as 4 inches, requiring *several* re-windings of the
pirn for just a single "operator error." So I may be snapping that
pirn in and out of my EF shuttle a lot more times than my fellow
weaver (who would just cut the weft out and keep going!)

Sally

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Honex system of tensioning an EFS

sally <sally@...>
 

I guess I just assumed you can't go too fine when using any EFS!

The thickest yarn I have used with the Honex tensioning system so far is Henry's Attic Monte Cristo (1,100 ypp, slightly slubby) and Walmart-purchased Caron "Simply Soft" Knitting Yarn (800 ypp), to excellent results. (Yes, even I was surprised by this!)

I like the suggestion of tying-on a new weft to the old, to eliminate threading with a crochet hook on the non-Honex shuttles. Should work great with the fine yarns, but I am not sure that would work with the thicker ones mentioned above.

One challenge this does not resolve is when I have to unweave several picks, and then I want to rewind the loose weft back onto the pirn tightly before moving forward again. (You can't "spin" a pirn in position like you can a boat-shuttle bobbin.) I find this type of correction is fairly quick to execute with the Honex system because the pirn and weft thread can easily be removed from the shuttle body and laid back in when ready. But it's not quite as easy to do with the other type of tensioning mechanism because the weft is secured at the tip of the pirn throughout the process. (I am referring to the two versions of AVL EFS photos I posted.)

Okay, my admission here is that on my current project, I have had to unweave as much as 4 inches, requiring *several* re-windings of the pirn for just a single "operator error." So I may be snapping that pirn in and out of my EF shuttle a lot more times than my fellow weaver (who would just cut the weft out and keep going!)

Sally


Re: EF Shuttles, resource

Su Butler
 

HI Cynthia......I used silk - I think either 30/2 or 60/2 and got poor
results. Using the same silk in my shuttle with the Honex tensioner, I
adjusted the tension for a finer yarn and got excellent results.....<G>...as
you know....

For those who don't know, I used Cynthia's shuttle for this experiment.....

I agree that tying on a new thread instead of having to fuss with
rethreading the shuttle is an excellent idea.....

Just my experience - perhaps others have had a more positive outcome using
the fussier shuttle.


Su Butler :-) www.subudesigns.com
UNDERSTANDING RAYON CHENILLE is available again! See my website for
details.


Re: weaving/fiber art in Paris and Gothenburg

Alison Daykin <alison@...>
 

I'd recommend the Gobelin Factory. I've not been myself, but a friend gave me a wonderful account of her trip there, which made me quite envious!
http://www.mobiliernational.culture.gouv.fr/fr/visiteurs.html

Also try the Musee Cluny where the tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn are housed. They are truly wonderful!
http://www.musee-moyenage.fr/ang/homes/home_id20392_u1l2.htm

Have a wonderful time.

Alison

Alison Daykin

alison@alisondaykin.wanadoo.co.uk
www.alisonyuletextiles.co.uk
www.skylarkholidays.co.uk
www.pure-tinctoria.co.uk


Re: EF Shuttles, resource

Cynthia Broughton
 

It actually depends on the yarn used. The Honex tensioner works exceedingly well with fine yarns, but anything over a 5/2 cotton may not stay in the tensioner. The second system with the tension plates works well with heavier and textured yarns. Avoid the threading problem by not letting the shuttle empty and tying on the next weft and pulling through the tensioner.

Cynthia Broughton

----- Original Message -----
From: Su Butler
To: WeaveTech@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:44 AM
Subject: RE: [WeaveTech] EF Shuttles, resource



Sally asked:

>BTW- Is the one depicted with the Honex box a "Crossley?"

HI Sally.....Yes, this is the shuttle I refer to as a Crossley
shuttle.....excellent shuttle....the other might well be built by Crossley,
(I simply do not know), just a different tensioning mechanism. I once used
one of those and got very poor selvedges, especially when compared to the
shuttle with the Honex tensioner.

Su Butler :-) www.subudesigns.com
UNDERSTANDING RAYON CHENILLE is available again! See my website for
details.


Re: EF Shuttles, resource

William Koepp <bgkoe@...>
 

I think it would be great if others could post photos of the variety
of EFS shuttles and threading mechanisms available as a resource for
all.

O.K., I'll give that a try, The first will be the Crossley shuttles,
the tensioners are cast of bronze and you lay the weft in then pull it
to the right to thread it, it's very fast. The tension is adjustable
with an Allen Wrench.
I have many EFS in my collection so it'll take a while to upload them
as I have the time to do it.

Have fun!



Bill & Gaye Koepp in California

"I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to
make it shorter."
-- Blaise Pascal


Re: EF Shuttles, resource

Janet Stollnitz
 

Great idea!

The earlier AVL EFS shuttles had the tensioning device that required
a hook to thread the yarn through a hole. The one with the Honex
tensioner is not a Crossley. I have a Crossley (very heavy) and will
take a photo later to place in the Files.

Janet

Janet Stollnitz
Silver Spring Looms
Dyed Dreams
jstollnitz@comcast.net


Re: EF Shuttles, resource

Su Butler
 

Sally asked:

BTW- Is the one depicted with the Honex box a "Crossley?"
HI Sally.....Yes, this is the shuttle I refer to as a Crossley
shuttle.....excellent shuttle....the other might well be built by Crossley,
(I simply do not know), just a different tensioning mechanism. I once used
one of those and got very poor selvedges, especially when compared to the
shuttle with the Honex tensioner.


Su Butler :-) www.subudesigns.com
UNDERSTANDING RAYON CHENILLE is available again! See my website for
details.


EF Shuttles, resource

sally <sally@...>
 

I know this topic has been covered from time to time here on WeaveTech.

There is a current discussion happening over at Weavolution. While posting over there, I thought it might be valuable to add a few photos I took of two different versions of the AVL EFS to the "photos" folder in the WeaveTech files too, for future reference.

Specifically, the photos show the difference between the Honex Tension box (where you can lay the thread right in), and the type of threading system that requires a crochet hook to thread through the tension paddles and then out the side of the shuttle.

I added them to "weavermoes" folder, titled "Shuttle," (which already had photos of an EFS with fur lining.)

I think it would be great if others could post photos of the variety of EFS shuttles and threading mechanisms available as a resource for all.

Sally

BTW— Is the one depicted with the Honex box a "Crossley?"


Re: weaving/fiber art in Paris and Gothenburg

Louise K
 

Goeblin factory in Paris! It's a wonderful place to visit, but if you do the factory tour you need to be able to speak French or have someone with you who can translate.
Louise

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. Will Rogers
You don't throw a whole life away just 'cause it's banged up a little." SeaBiscuit, 2003


Complex Weavers

sandrarude
 

Hi, folks,
I've just cleared the wait list for CW, and thought I'd ask if anybody on this list already has a room booked and needs a roommate to share costs. Email me privately at [sandra@3springshandworks.com].
Thanks - Sandra


Re: Rubber band countermarch is Jack action

Jayne F
 

It is equivalent to "reverse jack" action.

Jayne


Re: weaving/fiber art in Paris and Gothenburg

Martha Fitzpatrick <m.fitzpat@...>
 

Hi Mary,
I recommend the Musée du Moyen Age in Paris. There are some wonderful Lampas samples and the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. I seem to remember it was an easy walk from the metro too.
Enjoy,
Martha in Mukilteo
m.fitzpat@verizon.net



On Jun 15, 2010, at 9:48 AM, cottageweaver wrote:

I will be traveling to Europe in early July with my husband. We will be in Sweden staying in Gothenburg and on the Island of Orust and also spending time in Paris. I would appreciate any advice about places to visit related to weaving and fiber art.

Mary from Seattle


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weaving/fiber art in Paris and Gothenburg

cottageweaver <cottageweaver@...>
 

I will be traveling to Europe in early July with my husband. We will be in Sweden staying in Gothenburg and on the Island of Orust and also spending time in Paris. I would appreciate any advice about places to visit related to weaving and fiber art.

Mary from Seattle


Re: Nettles/Ramie

Marg Coe <margcoe@...>
 

I spun ramie a number of years back. It's a bast fibre and both felt and acted like linen though it was white. I bought the fiber prepared in roving or sliver form. I'm not sure, but I think it was combed. I have some of it somewhere in this mess I call a studio.

Marg

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Marg Coe, Tucson, AZ, USA
www.coeproduced.com
www.thewiredones.com


Nettles/Ramie

Kati Meek
 

Do any of you talented weavers have experience with processing or spinning nettles or its cousin ramie? Good references would be welcomed.
Judith MacKenzie McCuin's new book, the INTENTIONAL SPINNER, has opened my eyes to this ancient fiber and I'm eager to learn more.

Treadle with Joy,

Kati Reeder Meek
Treehouse Handweaving Studio
Reflections from A Flaxen Past, Warp with a Trapeze and Dance with your Loom - 2nd printing is in and is beautiful!
7796 North Pointe Shores
Alpena, Michigan 49707 USA
989-358-0162 krmeek@charter.net
cell - only when traveling: 989-255-9458
http://katimeek.blogspot.com