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Warping Board Pattern: blwarpboard.htm

Ruthanne designed these plans for making your own warping board.

This board will hold a 16 yard warp.
Eliminate the posts marked with an X and it will hold a 14 yard warp.
4 1×4 red oak boards 4 feet long
4 1 inch hardwood dowels – 3 feet long
8 1 1/4 inch wood screws
wood glue
polyurethane varnish – satin finish

frame
oak boards
2- 40 1/4 inch
2 – 28 inch

posts
hardwood dowels
4 – 16 3/4 inch – marked A
17 – 6 inch or 15 – 6 inch

Holes for the posts are drilled through the frame boards
Glued and screwed together from the back
(we had to grind down a 1 inch spade bit to fit the dowels)

Boards are overlapped with the short boards in front
and glued and screwed together from the back
with countersunk wood screws

Posts are bevelled at one end and glued in place.
Everything is sanded and given one coat of satin polyurethane finish

Interweave Books and DVDs
Warping Your Loom DVD
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Direct warping rigid-heddle loom/
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Warping Board Plans

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Weaving Books
The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
Learning to Weave
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials

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Rug Yarns

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Borgs Weaving Yarn
Sweden’s Borgs is a good source for weaving yarns, including linens, wools, rug warp and rug weft.

Crescent Moon Fibers Mill and Shop
In addition to their fiber processing services, Crescent Moon also carries yarns suitable for rug warp, such as Scottish Blackface.

Halcyon Yarn
Halcyon is a mail-order supplier of handknitting, machine knitting and weaving yarns. Spinning fibres, rug wools and rug-hooking kits are also available.

Hemp Textiles Int.
Hemp Textiles Int. is a wholesale supplier of hemp spinning fibres and yarns.

MacAusland’s Woollen Mills Ltd.
This family-owned spinning mill produces wool yarns in several weights: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 ply.

R and M Yarns
R & M has an ever changing selection of mill-end wool, cotton, rayon and acrylic yarns, suitable for machine knitting and weaving.

Robin and Russ Handweavers Inc.
Robin & Russ has been in the handweaving business since the end of WWII. They carry a wide selection of interesting weaving yarns too numerous to list fully on their website.

Yarn Barn
The Yarn Barn has lots of wool, rug yarns, warp, cottons and linens in addition to their weaving equipment.

Webs Yarn Merchant
Webs has a wide selection of specialty yarns designed for the handweaver, ranging from rayon chenille, to mohair and wool blends.

Handwoven Rugs

Catalogne Rugs

Wagon Wheel Rugs

Doubleweave Rugs

Rug Patterns

Weaving Books: Rag Rugs

Making Rag Rugs: 15 Step-by-Step Projects
Step-by-step instructions for 15 rugs that are hooked, prodded, clipped, or braided.
UK: Making Rag Rugs

The Rag Rug Handbook
Rag rugs from basic information to drafts for 20 traditional two- and four-shaft patterns.
UK:Rag Rug Handbook

The Braided Rug Book: Creating Your Own American Folk Art
The classic guide to an enduring American craft – Beginners will learn about wools and other materials, how to care for finished rugs, and how to recognize a quality rug.
UK: Braided Rug Book

..more Handweaving books..

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Handweaving Information: weaveinfo

Cardboard Looms
How to make a loom with a cardboard box

Baby Blankets
Weaving patterns and ideas for handwoven baby blankets.

Clasped Weft
How to weave using Clasped weft weaving technique.

Computers and Looms
Did you know that that computers and looms are related?

Counterbalance Looms
How to get a good shed.

Countermarche Looms
Countermarche loom tie-up diagrams – Type A.

Countermarche Loom – Type B

Pattern Tie-up Diagrams

Craft Shows
If you weave, at some point you will think about attending a craft show.

DoubleWeave Pickup
Tantrika shows how she does double weave pickup.

Finishing Yardage
When your yardage comes off the loom, the process is not yet complete.

Fulled Cloth
How to full a woollen blanket.

Guild Pillow Project
Take some random warp yarns and a creative guild and you have a unique handwoven pillow.

The Guild of Canadian Weavers
The Guild of Canadian Weavers has done much to promote hand weaving in Canada.

How to Fix a Threading Mistake
Have you ever made a huge threading error, or even a small one, and don’t want to undo it all and rethread? A replacement heddle might be the answer.

Improve Your Edges
One of the biggest challenges for the beginner weaver is to produce clean selvages.

Ladder HemStitch
Instructions for how to make a ladder hem stitch finish on your handwoven items.

Lace Weaving Workshop
Sandra’s guild held a workshop on weaving lace.’

Looms
Looms have been used for centuries to create the cloth that we wear.

Lord of the Rings
Weavers played an important part in the making of the costumes for this movie.

McMorran Balance
Using a McMorran balance to calculate how much yarn you have left.

Product Labeling
Some things you need to know when labeling your handwovens for sale.

Table of Setts
A handy table of recommended setts for cottons and linen yarns.

10 Steps of Warping
You can learn to warp your loom, in 10 easy steps.

Finnish Lace Block Throw
A pattern for a throw woven in organic Foxfibre cotton.

Finnish Textiles
Poppana, doubleweave pickup, Takana, Finnweave, Raanu, Rya.

Advancing Twill Scarf
An advanced twill scarf woven by Sandra

Twill and Tabby Towels
Tea towels woven with hemp and cotton yarns

The Horse Song
A Navajo rug woven by Roy Kady.

V-Neck Shaping
I tried to shape a V-neck on the loom, based on a sample I found at the British Museum. Here’s how.’

Water Jug Warping
How to warp a loom by yourself using weighted water jugs

Weaving Drafts
A collection of weaving drafts.

Weaving with Rags
Sakiori, poppana, Catalogne.

Weaving Rag Rugs
Marianne shows her rag rug woven in doubleweave.

Wool Roving Rug

Weaving: Where to Begin
The Net is a great place to begin to learn about weaving.

Weaving: Where to Begin, Part 2
Join a local weavers guild for support.

Weavers Podcasts

Teaching Others
A podcast on Teaching others to Weave and an Interview with Judith MacKenzie

Ashenhurst’s Formula
A precise formula for determining the correct sett.

Collectors Guide to the Art of New Mexico
Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, a former museum curator, gives tips on collecting, displaying and cleaning textiles.

Conversion Tool
From FiberLinks, an on-line tool for converting ounces to grams.

Counterbalance, Jack, Countermarche
Leclerc gives some technical info comparing counterbalance, countermarche and jack loom systems.

History and Definitions List
Definitions of some Persian carpet weaving terms, by a collector of oriental rugs.

Halfway Tree Loom Construction
Halfway Tree has lots of information on building your own floor or table loom with references to books and building plans.

How to Build a Frame Loom
Easy to follow diagrams for building your own simple frame loom.

Loom-Shaped Clothing
Clothing can be designed directly on the loom. The shapes are woven and then assembled into a finished garment.

Right From the Start
Marcy Petrini provides some handy tables on project sizes, take-up and shrinkage and warp calculations.

Sectional Warping – J-comp
Sectional warping of the Jcomp loom is demonstrated with photos.

Sett Chart
Treenway has a reference chart of recommended setts for silk and other great information about weaving with silk yarns.

Spinning with a Top- Whorl Drop Spindle
Carol Cassidy-Fayer describes in excellent detail spinning with a drop spindle and warns of possible habit-forming and obsessive behaviours such as hoarding fibre.

Taquete
Lillian Whipple shows how she uses taquete to weave small motifs for note cards.

Textile Dictionary
Not sure what the word for hemp is in Italian? Check this on-line dictionary for English, German, French and Italian translations.

Weavers Friend
Janet Meany has an excellent resource library of manuals for historic looms.

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Beginner Weaving – Correct Sett: aa081398

Determining the correct sett for your project can be a bit of a challenge. If the same yarn is used in both warp and weft, the following formula should result in a balanced weave structure.
W = Wrap the yarn around a ruler, with the yarn just touching, to determine the number of wraps per inch.

I = Study the weave structure of the pattern you wish to use, and determine the number of intersections in the pattern repeat. Each time the weft travels from the front to the back of the fabric, passing between warp threads, this is counted as an intersection.

i.e. in a tabby weave there are 2 intersections in any given 2 warp threads.

in a twill weave there are 2 intersections in any 4 threads.

R = Determine the number of warp and weft threads in one repeat of the pattern.

Sett = W – ((I * W) / (I+R))

Example:

Yarn: 10/2 Cotton

W = 35

Tabby Weave

I = 2

R = 2

Sett = 35 – ((2 * 35) / (2 + 2))

Sett = 18

Twill Weave

I = 2

R = 4

Sett = 35 – ((2 * 35)/ (2 + 4))

Sett = 23.4

The result can be rounded up to a sett of 24 epi. It is best to weave a small sample, and wash or wet finish it. As each weaver has a different ‘hand’ or weaves with a slightly different tension, the resulting fabric may yield a product. The sett will have to be adjusted to obtain the desired result. Also, depending on the drape or use of the fabric, the sett may be changed from 10% – 30 %. For a looser weave structure such as lacey curtains, the sett would be reduced. For tight weaves, such as upholstery, increase the sett.

Table of Setts
How to Weave a Mirror Warp
How to Use a McMorran Balance
Double Width Weaving

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