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Re: ...to wave...or not

Sara von Tresckow
 

The issues reported here are similar to what happens with fabrics woven with
warp undulations done with a fan reed. Firmly woven fabrics keep the
undulations when washed. Light and airy ones don't. I have 3 5 yard bolts of
fan reed fabric, light and airy, that I wanted to maybe use for room
dividers after Convergence 2016. I dipped a small sample in water and all
the distortions disappeared - so that is fabric that could be vacuum cleaned
or shaken, but never washed.
I'd think that with the wavy reeds, you'd need to make sections of firmly
woven ground between the undulating sections or deem the fabric unwashable.

Sara von Tresckow, Fond du Lac, WI
sarav@woolgatherers.com
Author of “When a Single Harness Simply Isn’t Enough”
http://www.woolgatherers.com Dutch Master Loom/Spinning Chairs/Öxabäck
Looms, visit us in Fond du Lac or contact us about your weaving/spinning
needs


Re: AVL - Fiberworks Help

bigwhitesofadog
 

Refurbished PCs can be had quite inexpensively, and don't have the driver and OS issues that Macs do.  I don't use the machine that I do my design work, and everything else I do, to run my loom.  Even if I was a Mac user, I would have a cheap PC to run my loom.  This discussion is a perennial, issues using Macs to run looms with keep coming back.
Sandra


Re: ...to wave...or not

Vicki
 

I am intrigued by the wave stick.    I am wondering if one could weave an inch and then either hemstitch or even run a bead of washable glue to temporarily 'hold' the wave until you can do the same thing at the end of the weaving.  Would the waves hold?  Might be my next towel experiment.    

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 11:29 PM Louise Yale via groups.io <cafeina=pacific.net@groups.io> wrote:
First experiment using a Wave Stick on a plain weave slubbed cotton
(approximately the size of 5/2 perle) warp 24 epi.

The wefts used were

8/2 variegated cotton
more of the warp slubbed cotton, approx 5/2 perle
mystery wool slubbed boucle

Used both sides of the Wave stick, one, a gentle curve and the other, a
more pronounced curve.

Wove per instructions on YouTube and in Handwoven Magazine changing the
shed before beating in the weft.

All went well. Removed the sample from the loom and tied the warp ends to
finish.

Gently hand washed by submerging the piece in warm water with Synthapol.
Gently rinsed. Blotted dry with a towel.

The waves disappeared.

The next sample will not be washed after weaving. If I feel a need to wash
the yarn, I'll do it before weaving.

The fabric is light, airy and delicate. The article in Handwoven
March/April 2014, page 64 describes and shows "...intentionally displaced
weft undulations." That is the look I am trying to achieve.

Back to the loom.

Louise in Northern California







...to wave...or not

Louise Yale
 

First experiment using a Wave Stick on a plain weave slubbed cotton
(approximately the size of 5/2 perle) warp 24 epi.

The wefts used were

8/2 variegated cotton
more of the warp slubbed cotton, approx 5/2 perle
mystery wool slubbed boucle

Used both sides of the Wave stick, one, a gentle curve and the other, a
more pronounced curve.

Wove per instructions on YouTube and in Handwoven Magazine changing the
shed before beating in the weft.

All went well. Removed the sample from the loom and tied the warp ends to
finish.

Gently hand washed by submerging the piece in warm water with Synthapol.
Gently rinsed. Blotted dry with a towel.

The waves disappeared.

The next sample will not be washed after weaving. If I feel a need to wash
the yarn, I'll do it before weaving.

The fabric is light, airy and delicate. The article in Handwoven
March/April 2014, page 64 describes and shows "...intentionally displaced
weft undulations." That is the look I am trying to achieve.

Back to the loom.

Louise in Northern California


Re: AVL - Fiberworks Help

Fran Osten
 

Fiberworks website has lots of info on cables for Macs and the newer operating systems. You may want to read it before you contact Bob. Since it is the weekend you can still reach him via email.  
Voice of experience:   Calls to Canada from the US can get pretty expensive unless your plan includes Canada

Fran again

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 2:40 PM Fran Osten via groups.io <fran.osten=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contact Bob Keats at Fiberworks. He is very helpful and responds very quickly . I’m not sure if 10.15 is the new operating system or an upgrade of Mohave???. There are big changes to the newer system and a year ago there were issues of compatibility with Fiberworks that you will want to avoid, unless Bob has resolved them in the past year.  I opted not to buy my new Mac a year ago with the new system and stayed with Mohave. I did need a new cable too

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 1:33 PM Susan Lolli <slolli@...> wrote:
I have an AVL Compudobby IV workshop loom that I have not used in a year.  I am completely frustrated with it.  

I am running a Mac with Majove 10.14.6.  I went to the AVL download page and it had a MAC Driver Fix for OS.10.11-10-13 for Compudobby IV, etc.
It had another one for OS 10.15.    Even though it didn't have one specifically for my OS version I loaded the first one listed.

When I try to comment with Fiberworks I get no port found.  

Any advice?  Should I upgrade to OS 10.15 and do that driver.  Different Cable?  Not sure how to tell if I loaded the drivers successfully.  Ready to sell the loom....


Susan L


Re: AVL - Fiberworks Help

margcoe
 

Alert for Mac users. Big Sur has issues with ”all” drivers that are not Apple. It us not something applying just to Fiberworks. Upgrade at your own peril.

Marg Coe
coeweaves.com
e-weave-online.thinkific.com


Re: AVL - Fiberworks Help

Nann Miller
 

Last week, I downloaded the most current system to my MacBook Air:  Big Sur, Version 11.0.1. I can't speak to the compatibility with Fiberworks as it is on my PC rather than my Mac.
Nann Miller


From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> on behalf of Fran Osten via groups.io <fran.osten@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:49 PM
To: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [weavetech] AVL - Fiberworks Help
 
Just checked.  10.15 is the new system: Catalina. Check with Bob to see if problems have been resolved. It was’t a minor fix apparently Don’t upgrade without talking to him. 
Fran. 
Goose Cove Looms

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 2:40 PM Fran Osten via groups.io <fran.osten=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contact Bob Keats at Fiberworks. He is very helpful and responds very quickly . I’m not sure if 10.15 is the new operating system or an upgrade of Mohave???. There are big changes to the newer system and a year ago there were issues of compatibility with Fiberworks that you will want to avoid, unless Bob has resolved them in the past year.  I opted not to buy my new Mac a year ago with the new system and stayed with Mohave. I did need a new cable too

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 1:33 PM Susan Lolli <slolli@...> wrote:
I have an AVL Compudobby IV workshop loom that I have not used in a year.  I am completely frustrated with it.  

I am running a Mac with Majove 10.14.6.  I went to the AVL download page and it had a MAC Driver Fix for OS.10.11-10-13 for Compudobby IV, etc.
It had another one for OS 10.15.    Even though it didn't have one specifically for my OS version I loaded the first one listed.

When I try to comment with Fiberworks I get no port found.  

Any advice?  Should I upgrade to OS 10.15 and do that driver.  Different Cable?  Not sure how to tell if I loaded the drivers successfully.  Ready to sell the loom....


Susan L


Re: AVL - Fiberworks Help

Fran Osten
 

Just checked.  10.15 is the new system: Catalina. Check with Bob to see if problems have been resolved. It was’t a minor fix apparently Don’t upgrade without talking to him. 
Fran. 
Goose Cove Looms

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 2:40 PM Fran Osten via groups.io <fran.osten=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contact Bob Keats at Fiberworks. He is very helpful and responds very quickly . I’m not sure if 10.15 is the new operating system or an upgrade of Mohave???. There are big changes to the newer system and a year ago there were issues of compatibility with Fiberworks that you will want to avoid, unless Bob has resolved them in the past year.  I opted not to buy my new Mac a year ago with the new system and stayed with Mohave. I did need a new cable too

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 1:33 PM Susan Lolli <slolli@...> wrote:
I have an AVL Compudobby IV workshop loom that I have not used in a year.  I am completely frustrated with it.  

I am running a Mac with Majove 10.14.6.  I went to the AVL download page and it had a MAC Driver Fix for OS.10.11-10-13 for Compudobby IV, etc.
It had another one for OS 10.15.    Even though it didn't have one specifically for my OS version I loaded the first one listed.

When I try to comment with Fiberworks I get no port found.  

Any advice?  Should I upgrade to OS 10.15 and do that driver.  Different Cable?  Not sure how to tell if I loaded the drivers successfully.  Ready to sell the loom....


Susan L


Re: AVL - Fiberworks Help

Linda
 

Hi Charlene,

I have an AVL CompuDobby 4.5 (CompuDobby IV after 2017) running on High Sierra (which is one OS earlier than Mojave). I remember that I had to go through the port setup process (on page 12 of my manual) to get the USB port to work, but I haven’t had any problems since. I did not have to download or install a driver. 

But if you’re still having trouble, I would contact Bob - he knows this stuff and is very responsive. 

Linda


On Dec 5, 2020, at 2:19 PM, suki248 <caloosa@...> wrote:



I had trouble with my loom, Bob at Fiberworks helped me get the correct driver so that my loom and laptop could communicate on the correct port.

You can phone him - he was really helpful and it was quick.

Charlene

On 12/5/2020 1:33 PM, Susan Lolli wrote:
I have an AVL Compudobby IV workshop loom that I have not used in a year.  I am completely frustrated with it.  

I am running a Mac with Majove 10.14.6.  I went to the AVL download page and it had a MAC Driver Fix for OS.10.11-10-13 for Compudobby IV, etc.
It had another one for OS 10.15.    Even though it didn't have one specifically for my OS version I loaded the first one listed.

When I try to comment with Fiberworks I get no port found.  

Any advice?  Should I upgrade to OS 10.15 and do that driver.  Different Cable?  Not sure how to tell if I loaded the drivers successfully.  Ready to sell the loom....


Susan L



Re: AVL - Fiberworks Help

Fran Osten
 

Contact Bob Keats at Fiberworks. He is very helpful and responds very quickly . I’m not sure if 10.15 is the new operating system or an upgrade of Mohave???. There are big changes to the newer system and a year ago there were issues of compatibility with Fiberworks that you will want to avoid, unless Bob has resolved them in the past year.  I opted not to buy my new Mac a year ago with the new system and stayed with Mohave. I did need a new cable too

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 1:33 PM Susan Lolli <slolli@...> wrote:
I have an AVL Compudobby IV workshop loom that I have not used in a year.  I am completely frustrated with it.  

I am running a Mac with Majove 10.14.6.  I went to the AVL download page and it had a MAC Driver Fix for OS.10.11-10-13 for Compudobby IV, etc.
It had another one for OS 10.15.    Even though it didn't have one specifically for my OS version I loaded the first one listed.

When I try to comment with Fiberworks I get no port found.  

Any advice?  Should I upgrade to OS 10.15 and do that driver.  Different Cable?  Not sure how to tell if I loaded the drivers successfully.  Ready to sell the loom....


Susan L


Re: AVL - Fiberworks Help

suki248
 

I had trouble with my loom, Bob at Fiberworks helped me get the correct driver so that my loom and laptop could communicate on the correct port.

You can phone him - he was really helpful and it was quick.

Charlene

On 12/5/2020 1:33 PM, Susan Lolli wrote:
I have an AVL Compudobby IV workshop loom that I have not used in a year.  I am completely frustrated with it.  

I am running a Mac with Majove 10.14.6.  I went to the AVL download page and it had a MAC Driver Fix for OS.10.11-10-13 for Compudobby IV, etc.
It had another one for OS 10.15.    Even though it didn't have one specifically for my OS version I loaded the first one listed.

When I try to comment with Fiberworks I get no port found.  

Any advice?  Should I upgrade to OS 10.15 and do that driver.  Different Cable?  Not sure how to tell if I loaded the drivers successfully.  Ready to sell the loom....


Susan L



Re: AVL - Fiberworks Help

Doreen McLaughlin
 

            What kind of cables do you have? USB? Serial? USB to serial cable to the serial cable?

            I’ve found that I need to have the computer shut down completely (not in sleep or hibernate), connect the cables, then turn on the  Compudobby, then turn on the computer, then open WeavePoint or Fiberworks and look for the comm port.

Doreen


AVL - Fiberworks Help

Susan Lolli
 

I have an AVL Compudobby IV workshop loom that I have not used in a year.  I am completely frustrated with it.  

I am running a Mac with Majove 10.14.6.  I went to the AVL download page and it had a MAC Driver Fix for OS.10.11-10-13 for Compudobby IV, etc.
It had another one for OS 10.15.    Even though it didn't have one specifically for my OS version I loaded the first one listed.

When I try to comment with Fiberworks I get no port found.  

Any advice?  Should I upgrade to OS 10.15 and do that driver.  Different Cable?  Not sure how to tell if I loaded the drivers successfully.  Ready to sell the loom....


Susan L


Re: Lotus silk

Alaire Rieffel
 


It is also made and available in Myanmar. 

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 8:44 AM Eileen Driscoll <efd2@...> wrote:
Lotus silk is spun and woven in Cambodia as a special offering to the monks.

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Re: Lotus silk

Sally O
 

Elieen,

This less than 6 minute video was interesting and well excuted.
Thank you for sharing!


nancy biggins asks

nancy
 

good persons,

in the late 1970s a woman woodworker in willits, california built me a vertical tapestry loom to the schematics of jeanpierre larochette.  it is fine furniture quality of hardwoods and steel or metal frames.  unfortunately, she moved to the bay area to find more gainful employment and i have lost her name.

as i am trying to document my looms and related tools and objects against dying someday, i am trying to find her name.   i know i paid her either $700or$750 which was a lot of money in those days but i have always believed what she crafted/built is/was well worth it.

if any of you know or remember the name of such a person, i would really appreciate having it.  i dont need to or want to contact her.  i only want to paste the id/etc on base of loom and add it to my notebook of possessions

thank you, nancy biggins


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Re: source for tapestry warp

Susan Lee-Bechtold
 

If she uses wool, Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center is a source-the other Su, in NM

 

From: weavetech@groups.io [mailto:weavetech@groups.io] On Behalf Of Su Butler
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:41 AM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] source for tapestry warp

 

 

>>> has now run out of tapestry warp.   she has asked me, and I am asking you folks.  could you tell me/us/her an >>>online source for proper tapestry warp.   

 

Hello Nancy......

 

If your friend wants 12/6 or 12/9 seine twine, simply google it and there are a lot of resources listed.  Apparently there was, or perhaps is, a shortage of this, but you can look that up to or contact the vendors to see what they have in stock.  If she is using something else for warp it would help to know what that is in order to offer recommendations for sources.

 

Su Butler

 

 

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Re: source for tapestry warp

Su Butler
 

 

>>> has now run out of tapestry warp.   she has asked me, and I am asking you folks.  could you tell me/us/her an >>>online source for proper tapestry warp.   

 

Hello Nancy......

 

If your friend wants 12/6 or 12/9 seine twine, simply google it and there are a lot of resources listed.  Apparently there was, or perhaps is, a shortage of this, but you can look that up to or contact the vendors to see what they have in stock.  If she is using something else for warp it would help to know what that is in order to offer recommendations for sources.

 

Su Butler

 


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Re: source for tapestry warp

nancy
 

good morning , good persons, and pre-holiday greetings to all.

i live in rural northern california and have a friend on the coast west of me who has now run out of tapestry warp.   she has asked me, and i am asking you folks.  could you tell me/us/her an online source for proper tapestry warp.

i dont know what sett she uses tho she is weaving on laploom size.  any information will be gratefully received.

thank you.  /s/nancy biggins


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Lotus silk

Eileen Driscoll
 

Lotus silk is spun and woven in Cambodia as a special offering to the monks.

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