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Nell Znamierowski

Sally O
 

I learned over the weekend that Nell Znamierowski passed away last week.
I don't know any further details and I have not seen an obituary posted yet.

For those who are not familiar with Nell, here is a link to her Wikipedia listing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nell_Znamierowski


Swedish Double Binding/Stitched Doubled Cloth info

Louise Yale
 

Wow, that was fast !!

Thank you for all the info and references.

Louise in NorCal


Re: Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

Diane
 

Hi Louise - there's a freebie from Handwoven here - https://handwovenmagazine.com/free-rug-weaving-patterns-from-weaving-today/ .

HTH!

Diane


Re: Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

Joe P
 

Hi Everyone 

Marge is right. Louise page 75 of the Rag Rug Hand Book it has all of the information you will need from the warp how wide to cut weft rag and the pattern easy to understand and the weaving draft to set up the different blocks and the tie up. The rugs turn out great and it is easy to design you own style blocks. The rugs are fun to weave. The rugs in time take about 1/2 to 3/4 more time than a regular rag rug. and the rugs sell very well 

Keep Weaving 
Joe Bear in WI U.S.A.    


From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> on behalf of margcoe <coe@...>
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 11:31 PM
To: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely
 
I'm pretty sure this technique is in Meany & Pfaff’s “Rag Rug Handbook”.

Marg

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On May 3, 2021, at 9:04 PM, Kaaren Reid <kaaren.reid@...> wrote:


Try Collingwoods first rug book.  I don't know what name is under, but it's in there. 



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Louise Yale via groups.io" <cafeina@...>
Date: 5/3/21 10:23 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: WeaveTech <WeaveTech@groups.io>
Subject: [weavetech] Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

Does anyone have this book?

Specifically, does he include instructions and drafts for....

"Stitched Double Cloth" also known as "Swedish Double Binding," a rug
technique that produces a 2 sided textile woven with wefts that stack on
top of each other creating a sturdy double faced cloth?

This is not double weave or double cloth. The two faces of the cloth are
literally "stitched" together in the weave.

Does anyone know of another source for this draft?

I checked Handweaving.net without success.

The Handwoven Magazine index has a brief article and description by Tom
Knisely but no draft.

Thanks in advance.

Louise in Northern California









Re: Double weave tension

Joe P
 

Hi Everyone 

I was at the time weaving shopping bags in double weave out of 8/4 rug warp and a little wider then 1/2-inch cotton fabric rag weft and weaving strips I was weaving thick, not thin fabric When I basted the two layers together, I had a lot better outcome. I also made a second batch of shopping bags on a countermarch loom and had the same problem (what I make for one sister has to be made for the other) When I weave thin threads and not need lots of tension, I mark the side of the tension arm with chalk fabric marking pencil to keep track of the different amounts of tension for different fine fibers       

I Have an older AVL I use enough tension for the project I am weaving to roll up on its own (does not happen) I have on top of it added a bit more weigh to the tension arm. I have at times added extra weight to the fabric roller weight to roll more rugs on to the cloth take up roller. At times have added weight to both rollers  

All of the things that take place with a Jack loom, what I am going to say happens with a (normal jack) loom does not happen when weaving on a AVL loom. Because of the (design) of the loom. For some reason weavers have the idea all jack looms are designed the same has been wrote in weaving books in the 1930's "wrong" I don't have floating shafts the loom has return springs to adjust them I don't have to use any more force to open the shed on my AVL loom then I would use on my countermarch looms. It does take a bit more muscle to lift the tension arm in advancing the warp is all. with the added weight but it is not a lot. I have no smile in my weaving. I do not have my weaving coming off the loom with ripple or any rolling of what I weave. I have to chuckle we have come a long way since the design of the first jack loom.

Well, since AVL is a jack action loom, (except for the K loom),

Where is this coming from the statement is wrong AVL was making Production Countermarch dobby looms years ago. (I wove on one) AVL also made for a time A dobby driven draw loom. Under the name of (Ahrens & Violette Production Looms) It does not get anymore AVL.

I have to say there are times I want to push the limits of my looms, to weaving a project I have not woven before I also have to say. I have had great outcomes and some not so good I have had a good outcome in using some fibers and in weaving the same project with different fibers not so good outcome. I have also woven a project on a Jack action loom had a poor out come and had a poor out come on a countermarch loom weaving the same project with the same fibers. 

In closing I will say this as weavers weave over time find the area of weaving, we like best. I am not doing that. What I have been doing for the past 11 years is testing the difference in the way a Jack loom AVL and a countermarch loom weave and what is the outcome of the things I weave, between the two different loom actions. I have read over the years you can't weave this or that on a jack loom. A counter balance or a countermarch loom is better I have not found this to be true in in comparing my AVL jack action loom to a countermarch action loom. In the different styles of weaving, I do. 

Keep Weaning 
Joe Bear in WI U.S.A.       

 
  

   

 
 


 



From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> on behalf of Laurie Schellinger <lschell545@...>
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 5:35 PM
To: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Double weave tension
 
Thanks for all the ideas. I am just starting to weave and I was hoping to get the tension fixed before I went ahead with it.

On Mon, May 3, 2021, 5:21 PM Su Butler <Teach2Weave@...> wrote:

Laura wrote:

>>> It's a A.V.L. I  have done Double weave on it alot. This is the first time I had this much of a tension issue and was wondering if it was >>>the  mix of fibers that is causing the problem. 

 

Well, since AVL is a jack action loom, (except for the K loom), I suspect you are having the issue due to the bottom shed getting soft when the top shed is raised.  I would back off on the tension so the two sheds can be more equal when a shed is opened and see if that helps.  Unless your cotton is really soft, I can’t see why there should be an issue other than the jack shed issue, which happens with almost all fibers on jack looms. Just my $0.02 worth……

 

Best,

Su Butler 😊

 


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Re: Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

margcoe
 

I'm pretty sure this technique is in Meany & Pfaff’s “Rag Rug Handbook”.

Marg

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On May 3, 2021, at 9:04 PM, Kaaren Reid <kaaren.reid@...> wrote:


Try Collingwoods first rug book.  I don't know what name is under, but it's in there. 



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Louise Yale via groups.io" <cafeina@...>
Date: 5/3/21 10:23 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: WeaveTech <WeaveTech@groups.io>
Subject: [weavetech] Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

Does anyone have this book?

Specifically, does he include instructions and drafts for....

"Stitched Double Cloth" also known as "Swedish Double Binding," a rug
technique that produces a 2 sided textile woven with wefts that stack on
top of each other creating a sturdy double faced cloth?

This is not double weave or double cloth. The two faces of the cloth are
literally "stitched" together in the weave.

Does anyone know of another source for this draft?

I checked Handweaving.net without success.

The Handwoven Magazine index has a brief article and description by Tom
Knisely but no draft.

Thanks in advance.

Louise in Northern California









Re: Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

Paula Becker
 

I have instructions how to do this and a draft. I can look at Peter Collingwood's Techniques of Rug Weaving tomorrow.

Paula


On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 22:04, Kaaren Reid
<kaaren.reid@...> wrote:
Try Collingwoods first rug book.  I don't know what name is under, but it's in there. 



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Louise Yale via groups.io" <cafeina@...>
Date: 5/3/21 10:23 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: WeaveTech <WeaveTech@groups.io>
Subject: [weavetech] Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

Does anyone have this book?

Specifically, does he include instructions and drafts for....

"Stitched Double Cloth" also known as "Swedish Double Binding," a rug
technique that produces a 2 sided textile woven with wefts that stack on
top of each other creating a sturdy double faced cloth?

This is not double weave or double cloth. The two faces of the cloth are
literally "stitched" together in the weave.

Does anyone know of another source for this draft?

I checked Handweaving.net without success.

The Handwoven Magazine index has a brief article and description by Tom
Knisely but no draft.

Thanks in advance.

Louise in Northern California









Re: Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

Kaaren Reid
 

Try Collingwoods first rug book.  I don't know what name is under, but it's in there. 



Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: "Louise Yale via groups.io" <cafeina@...>
Date: 5/3/21 10:23 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: WeaveTech <WeaveTech@groups.io>
Subject: [weavetech] Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

Does anyone have this book?

Specifically, does he include instructions and drafts for....

"Stitched Double Cloth" also known as "Swedish Double Binding," a rug
technique that produces a 2 sided textile woven with wefts that stack on
top of each other creating a sturdy double faced cloth?

This is not double weave or double cloth. The two faces of the cloth are
literally "stitched" together in the weave.

Does anyone know of another source for this draft?

I checked Handweaving.net without success.

The Handwoven Magazine index has a brief article and description by Tom
Knisely but no draft.

Thanks in advance.

Louise in Northern California









Weaving Rag Rugs by Tom Knisely

Louise Yale
 

Does anyone have this book?

Specifically, does he include instructions and drafts for....

"Stitched Double Cloth" also known as "Swedish Double Binding," a rug
technique that produces a 2 sided textile woven with wefts that stack on
top of each other creating a sturdy double faced cloth?

This is not double weave or double cloth. The two faces of the cloth are
literally "stitched" together in the weave.

Does anyone know of another source for this draft?

I checked Handweaving.net without success.

The Handwoven Magazine index has a brief article and description by Tom
Knisely but no draft.

Thanks in advance.

Louise in Northern California


Re: Double weave tension

Laurie Schellinger
 

Thanks for all the ideas. I am just starting to weave and I was hoping to get the tension fixed before I went ahead with it.


On Mon, May 3, 2021, 5:21 PM Su Butler <Teach2Weave@...> wrote:

Laura wrote:

>>> It's a A.V.L. I  have done Double weave on it alot. This is the first time I had this much of a tension issue and was wondering if it was >>>the  mix of fibers that is causing the problem. 

 

Well, since AVL is a jack action loom, (except for the K loom), I suspect you are having the issue due to the bottom shed getting soft when the top shed is raised.  I would back off on the tension so the two sheds can be more equal when a shed is opened and see if that helps.  Unless your cotton is really soft, I can’t see why there should be an issue other than the jack shed issue, which happens with almost all fibers on jack looms. Just my $0.02 worth……

 

Best,

Su Butler 😊

 


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Re: Double weave tension

Su Butler
 

Laura wrote:

>>> It's a A.V.L. I  have done Double weave on it alot. This is the first time I had this much of a tension issue and was wondering if it was >>>the  mix of fibers that is causing the problem. 

 

Well, since AVL is a jack action loom, (except for the K loom), I suspect you are having the issue due to the bottom shed getting soft when the top shed is raised.  I would back off on the tension so the two sheds can be more equal when a shed is opened and see if that helps.  Unless your cotton is really soft, I can’t see why there should be an issue other than the jack shed issue, which happens with almost all fibers on jack looms. Just my $0.02 worth……

 

Best,

Su Butler 😊

 


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Re: Double weave tension

Joe P
 

Hi Everyone

I had this problem a while back with a project on my AVL one of the weavers on the list suggested a basting stitch ever 2-3 inches of the woven fabric to hold it in place worked for me. 

Keep Weaving 
Joe Bear in WI U.S.A. 



From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> on behalf of Sheila Carey <sheila@...>
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 4:15 PM
To: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Double weave tension
 

Hi Laura

 

Are the layers of your fabric frequently exchanged or joined?  If not, the upper layer – not in contact with the sandpaper beam – can become “loose”.  I’ve had this happen when attempting to weave two completely separate layers on the AVL.

 

Sheila

 

++++++++++++++

Sheila Carey

Courtenay, BC

sheila@...

 

From: weavetech@groups.io On Behalf Of Laurie Schellinger
Sent: May 3, 2021 1:57 PM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Double weave tension

 

It's a A.V.L. I  have done Double weave on it alot. This is the first time I had this much of a tension issue and was wondering if it was the  mix of fibers that is causing the problem. 

 

On Mon, May 3, 2021, 1:25 PM Su Butler <Teach2Weave@...> wrote:

HI Laura….what kind of loom are you using?  On a CM loom I have done this combo with no problems, but if you are using a jack loom it might be creating an issue.

 

Best,

Su Butler 😊

 

 

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Re: Double weave tension

Sheila Carey
 

Hi Laura

 

Are the layers of your fabric frequently exchanged or joined?  If not, the upper layer – not in contact with the sandpaper beam – can become “loose”.  I’ve had this happen when attempting to weave two completely separate layers on the AVL.

 

Sheila

 

++++++++++++++

Sheila Carey

Courtenay, BC

sheila@...

 

From: weavetech@groups.io On Behalf Of Laurie Schellinger
Sent: May 3, 2021 1:57 PM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Double weave tension

 

It's a A.V.L. I  have done Double weave on it alot. This is the first time I had this much of a tension issue and was wondering if it was the  mix of fibers that is causing the problem. 

 

On Mon, May 3, 2021, 1:25 PM Su Butler <Teach2Weave@...> wrote:

HI Laura….what kind of loom are you using?  On a CM loom I have done this combo with no problems, but if you are using a jack loom it might be creating an issue.

 

Best,

Su Butler 😊

 

 

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Re: Double weave tension

Laurie Schellinger
 

It's a A.V.L. I  have done Double weave on it alot. This is the first time I had this much of a tension issue and was wondering if it was the  mix of fibers that is causing the problem. 


On Mon, May 3, 2021, 1:25 PM Su Butler <Teach2Weave@...> wrote:

HI Laura….what kind of loom are you using?  On a CM loom I have done this combo with no problems, but if you are using a jack loom it might be creating an issue.

 

Best,

Su Butler 😊

 


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Re: Double weave tension

Su Butler
 

HI Laura….what kind of loom are you using?  On a CM loom I have done this combo with no problems, but if you are using a jack loom it might be creating an issue.

 

Best,

Su Butler 😊

 


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Re: Double weave tension

Laurie Schellinger
 

The cotton is on the bottom. Most of the loose are the cottonlin which is the top layer. 
 

On Mon, May 3, 2021, 9:39 AM margcoe <coe@...> wrote:
How are the fibers being mixed, and where are the tension problems?

Marg


On May 3, 2021, at 7:12 AM, Laurie Schellinger <lschell545@...> wrote:


I am doing a double weave project and having a tension problems. I used both cottonlin and cotton, could this be the  reason I am having a lot of trouble? Thanks In advance. Laurie 


Re: Double weave tension

margcoe
 

How are the fibers being mixed, and where are the tension problems?

Marg

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On May 3, 2021, at 7:12 AM, Laurie Schellinger <lschell545@...> wrote:


I am doing a double weave project and having a tension problems. I used both cottonlin and cotton, could this be the  reason I am having a lot of trouble? Thanks In advance. Laurie 


Double weave tension

Laurie Schellinger
 

I am doing a double weave project and having a tension problems. I used both cottonlin and cotton, could this be the  reason I am having a lot of trouble? Thanks In advance. Laurie 


Re: Notice of Virginia West passing

Julie George
 

This is a woven self portrait woven by Virginia West that was displayed at the Miller’s Thumb in Greensboro, VT in 2015. I was blown away by her talents.


Re: Notice of Virginia West passing

Vicky McAdams
 

I have one of her books: 
Finishing Touches for the Handweaver
Great reference. She will be remembered.

- Vicky McAdams

On May 1, 2021, at 10:15 AM, Sigrid Piroch via groups.io <jacquardweaver@...> wrote:

Stellar weaver, good friend. Authored books, including one an weaving on the diagonal! May she rest in piece. 

Sigrid at ARTS

On Mar 29, 2021, at 2:06 PM, Sally O <s.orgren@...> wrote:



Obituary in the Baltimore Sun:

https://www.baltimoresun.com/obituaries/bs-md-ob-virginia-martin-20210328-gmpucifgwnawtlbie46w5whfny-story.html

I was sad to learn this today.

I remember it wasn't too many years ago that MAFA held a fashion and trunk show of her garments which was just fabulous.

Sally

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