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1  Twill with a rigid heddle in Weaving: Completed Projects by henofthewoods on: June 16, 2008 09:29:07 AM
I'm going to try to post my most recent finished weaving. The class assignment is "Two Related Pieces" - but we learned a twill method and we experimented with non-traditional materials.

I use a Kromski Harp Rigid-Heddle loom. This was done with the 8-dent heddle. I used linen as a warp, but I warped three threads/slot and one per hole (16 dent).
I inserted crayons and melted them to keep them from sliding out the side.  I also melted crayon into my plain-weave linen. This seems like something I will do again with a particular picture/pattern in mind. The linen was hard to manage - I have never used it before.
The twill is done by taking the three slotted threads and arranging them on extra pick-up sticks/strings attached to a dowel. It took weeks for me to thread correctly. I kept putting the loom away and working on something simpler. The linen all looked exactly the same, keeping track of the position of the threads was making me dizzy. Now I am super-proud. Ha, I don't need a four-harness loom, I can do this again if I want to. (Rigid Heddle are cheaper and mine folds up to keep it out of the way of the cats.)
I did not immediately like the idea of non-traditional materials for weaving - I was in class to learn the traditional methods not goofing off. However, once I started I loved mixing up what I wove. I have two tape measures woven with chenille to stabilize the cloth (which I already gave away) and colored pencils with homespun and chenille (post soon.)

I started weaving in January and have loved it.
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