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Selling AVL overhead beater with double fly box

Clare Settle
 

Never used Overhead beater for 30” A-series AVL. Including double fly box, two new AVL fly shuttles and six pirns. Asking $900. Brand new would be over $1400.

Clare


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Pat
 

If you get a chance (e.i. new loom or new heddles),  it is easy to dye the texsolv heddles using disperse dyes.  I've done several sets of heddles for my looms and friend's using the starter kit from ProChemical and did not use the nasty/toxic dye carrier NSC.   The colors were bright pastels and easy to tell apart.

Pat Brown

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 01:50:13 PM EDT, Charles Colht <chuck@...> wrote:


I used Sharpie "Stained" fabric markers and the colors don't rub off or fade. Regular sharpies don't penetrate the synthetic material 
Had to use 2 packs for the 2000 heddles but I only used 4 colors repeated every 4 shafts 


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020, 7:19 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Alaire Rieffel
 

On my metal heddles I have used nail polish. Yellow, purple, green.... Comes in handy all over the house. 

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 1:50 PM Charles Colht <chuck@...> wrote:
I used Sharpie "Stained" fabric markers and the colors don't rub off or fade. Regular sharpies don't penetrate the synthetic material 
Had to use 2 packs for the 2000 heddles but I only used 4 colors repeated every 4 shafts 


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020, 7:19 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.

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Alaire Rieffel


Updated List of Sandra's Yarns

sandrarude
 

Thank you to all of those that have purchased yarns to support the Sandra Rude Memorial Fund for Advanced Learning at Complex Weavers. As a result of your purchases, I have been able to contribute $8000 to the Fund so far!

There are still a number of great yarns available so I have updated the list and removed the the items that have been purchased. There are updated descriptions and new photos. Please take another look to see if there is something you may "need".

Thanks,

Mike


Mikerude@...

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Mike Rude
Three Springs Handworks
3springshandworks.com


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Charles Colht
 

I used Sharpie "Stained" fabric markers and the colors don't rub off or fade. Regular sharpies don't penetrate the synthetic material 
Had to use 2 packs for the 2000 heddles but I only used 4 colors repeated every 4 shafts 


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020, 7:19 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Fran Osten
 

I feel very lucky.  The previous owner of my Megado dyed the texsolv heddles—a godsend with 32 shafts!   

On Oct 25, 2020, at 11:19 AM, Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:

Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Syne Mitchell
 

Wash them with a color trapper thing in the laundry? Might be worth a shot.

Googling finds that the rubbing alcohol suggestion others have made along with blotting with paper towels may work: https://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-get-permanent-marker-out-of-clothes.htm#:~:text=Dip%20a%20cloth%20or%20sponge,directed%20in%20the%20washing%20machine.

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 8:19 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Janet Meany

Sally O
 

Obituary can be found here:
https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/18719318/Janet-K-Meany

Also note: "In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be directed to the Janet Meany Collection at the Textile Center library (textilecentermn.org/support)."


Re: Janet Meany

Sally O
 
Edited

Oh Joe,

Thank you so much for sharing this difficult news.
I am so very sorry to hear this.

I visited Janet in her home north of Duluth sometime between 2010 and 2014, and I spent a wonderful afternoon with her and her husband. I got to see all her amazing looms in the lower level. I was delighted when she came to the weaving history conference just a few years ago, and when she and Paula showed up at Convergence Milwaukee for the rag rug show and share in 2016 – I think there were more than 100 in attendence at that single event – it was a bit like having two rocks stars sitting in the front row of the audience.

She will be more than missed.
Sally


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Amy Somerstein
 

Having colored almost 1000 heddles, I’m hoping for a way to set the color or stop the bleeding as opposed to removing it.  Maybe I’m hoping for the impossible, but I figured it was worth asking.


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Laura Sniderman
 

Alcohol might remove excess or all of the marker.  I use a small jar of car touch up paint and a q-tip to mark the top of heddles so they all slant the same way when threading onto the heddle bars.  
Laura Sniderman
Ada, MI 


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 10:08 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
I bought some bright colored sharpies to mark my heddles. They are labeled “permanent marker”. 24 hours later, the color smudges.   I’m assuming I overdid the amount of marker needed. Has anybody had the same experience, or have any suggestions of what to do to fix this?? Obviously I don’t want any marker coming off on my yarn. The only thing I can think of is to get a damp washcloth and keep scrubbing until they stop bleeding? Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Lorelei Caracausa
 

If you are referring to Texsolv heddles, yes, I had that happen.  Isopropyl alcohol will dissolve (spread) the colors.  But this is why I use thin acrylic paints


On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 9:08 AM Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:
I bought some bright colored sharpies to mark my heddles. They are labeled “permanent marker”. 24 hours later, the color smudges.   I’m assuming I overdid the amount of marker needed. Has anybody had the same experience, or have any suggestions of what to do to fix this?? Obviously I don’t want any marker coming off on my yarn. The only thing I can think of is to get a damp washcloth and keep scrubbing until they stop bleeding? Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you



--
Lorelei


Re: Heddles and sharpies

Margaret Welch
 

Are your heddles metal or texsolv or ?
Meg Welch

On Oct 25, 2020, at 10:08 AM, Amy Somerstein <amy.somerstein@...> wrote:

I bought some bright colored sharpies to mark my heddles. They are labeled “permanent marker”. 24 hours later, the color smudges.   I’m assuming I overdid the amount of marker needed. Has anybody had the same experience, or have any suggestions of what to do to fix this?? Obviously I don’t want any marker coming off on my yarn. The only thing I can think of is to get a damp washcloth and keep scrubbing until they stop bleeding? Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you


Heddles and sharpies

Amy Somerstein
 

I bought some bright colored sharpies to mark my heddles. They are labeled “permanent marker”. 24 hours later, the color smudges.   I’m assuming I overdid the amount of marker needed. Has anybody had the same experience, or have any suggestions of what to do to fix this?? Obviously I don’t want any marker coming off on my yarn. The only thing I can think of is to get a damp washcloth and keep scrubbing until they stop bleeding? Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you


Re: Sandpaper Beam?

Joe P
 

Hi Everyone and Sandra 

I have read  (I did have some problems with the brake arm not bobbing up and down when advancing the warp, and just going up.) The arm goes up when you advance but comes back down when advance is done, the tension arm comes back down all in one motion. if the arm rides to high your tension is going to slip in a few beats of your weaving.  The tension arm should be straight across the best you can adjust to, it takes a bit to make this adjustment but well worth the time. Too much tension on the cable spring. Just ask me how I know. If you fixed problem fin if not this is how

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


From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> on behalf of bigwhitesofadog <sandra.eberhart@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:31 PM
To: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Sandpaper Beam?
 
Thank you all for your help.   The yarn is 8/4 cotton in Summer and Winter.  I have about 4' rolled up on the storage beam, and the cloth moves to it freely.  I did have some problems with the brake arm not  bobbing up and down when advancing the warp, and just going up.  This loom does not have the coated cable that is OEM, but a heavy cotton line.  I have been using this loom, in this configuration for about six years.
Sandra


Re: Sandpaper Beam?

Joe P
 

Hi Everyone 

I can say this to be 1 of 4 things

1 the tie up rod sometimes if not centered will hang up. 

2 you could have too much woven on the take up roller,  that works with the weight and cord I at times re wind the cord and have 10 woven rag rugs 5 feet long on the cloth roller. Never had to add more weight.   

 3 in the past once in a while when I would start a warp I would have slipping. I would take my arm put it flat on the weaving push down hard on weaving and then pull advance lever then it would grab on. but only did this in start

4 the looms 35 years old, mine is to. My sand paper on the roller was fine but the paper the sand was on started to let loose and kind of crisp dry rot. I called Bob and replaced the sandpaper on the take up roller It was black sand paper I have the rust colored sandpaper now what a difference. You might need a little loom maintenance. 

Keep Weaving 
Joe Bear in WI U.S.A. 





   


From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> on behalf of Brenda Stultz <bjstultz99@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:23 PM
To: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [weavetech] Sandpaper Beam?
 
When I have that happen it is because of the amount of fabric on the take up beam. When it started to slip I hand additional weight to pull on the take up cord.

Brenda

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 4:36 PM Elizabeth Arthur <stargzr@...> wrote:
I had a similar thing happen recently. The problem was the finished cloth beneath the harnesses had caught on the springs which hold the harnesses down. I hope your problem is something simple too.

Liz

On October 24, 2020 3:48:13 PM "bigwhitesofadog" <sandra.eberhart@...> wrote:

I just had the tension\warp advance system (live tension) suddenly stop working.  The brake has been set at the same tension for several warps and has worked perfectly.    Now, when I try to advance the warp with the ratchet lever, the sandpaper beam just spins against the cloth, which has been winding up on cloth storage.   I have checked the warp beam for obstructions, anything wrapped or caught on a peg; checked the brake.; everything looked good.  It's as if the sandpaper suddenly lost it's tooth, but it seems to be pretty rough to me.  This loom is about 35 years old.  Anyone got any ideas?
Sandra




Re: Sandpaper Beam?

bigwhitesofadog
 

Thank you all for your help.   The yarn is 8/4 cotton in Summer and Winter.  I have about 4' rolled up on the storage beam, and the cloth moves to it freely.  I did have some problems with the brake arm not  bobbing up and down when advancing the warp, and just going up.  This loom does not have the coated cable that is OEM, but a heavy cotton line.  I have been using this loom, in this configuration for about six years.
Sandra


Re: Sandpaper Beam?

Brenda Stultz
 

When I have that happen it is because of the amount of fabric on the take up beam. When it started to slip I hand additional weight to pull on the take up cord.

Brenda

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 4:36 PM Elizabeth Arthur <stargzr@...> wrote:
I had a similar thing happen recently. The problem was the finished cloth beneath the harnesses had caught on the springs which hold the harnesses down. I hope your problem is something simple too.

Liz

On October 24, 2020 3:48:13 PM "bigwhitesofadog" <sandra.eberhart@...> wrote:

I just had the tension\warp advance system (live tension) suddenly stop working.  The brake has been set at the same tension for several warps and has worked perfectly.    Now, when I try to advance the warp with the ratchet lever, the sandpaper beam just spins against the cloth, which has been winding up on cloth storage.   I have checked the warp beam for obstructions, anything wrapped or caught on a peg; checked the brake.; everything looked good.  It's as if the sandpaper suddenly lost it's tooth, but it seems to be pretty rough to me.  This loom is about 35 years old.  Anyone got any ideas?
Sandra




Re: Sandpaper Beam?

dlidema
 

I had this kind of problem a few years ago – the warp kept slipping.  It turned out that the sandpaper had lost its tooth.  I didn’t think that was the case but...getting new sandpaper from AVL fixed the problem immediately.  If you’ve never replaced the sandpaper on a 35-year-old loom, that may well be the problem.  As I remember, it’s not a cheap fix, but definitely worth it.

Deorah Lewis-Idema

 

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Re: Sandpaper Beam?

Elizabeth Arthur
 

I had a similar thing happen recently. The problem was the finished cloth beneath the harnesses had caught on the springs which hold the harnesses down. I hope your problem is something simple too.

Liz

On October 24, 2020 3:48:13 PM "bigwhitesofadog" <sandra.eberhart@...> wrote:

I just had the tension\warp advance system (live tension) suddenly stop working.  The brake has been set at the same tension for several warps and has worked perfectly.    Now, when I try to advance the warp with the ratchet lever, the sandpaper beam just spins against the cloth, which has been winding up on cloth storage.   I have checked the warp beam for obstructions, anything wrapped or caught on a peg; checked the brake.; everything looked good.  It's as if the sandpaper suddenly lost it's tooth, but it seems to be pretty rough to me.  This loom is about 35 years old.  Anyone got any ideas?
Sandra