Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Double Weave Made Easy?

Ok, I was told by someone on the Internet that to double weave, double the sett and thread a straight draw (ha, I think I'm learning weaver lingo). Then do a few shots of tabby followed by: 1, 123, 3, 134. Can it be just that simple?
The grandchildren are coming to stay and I thought that a weaving project for idle times would be good - a book bag would go quickly and they could go home with a complete project. Sounds just fine. Too late I read that the weft should be twice as thick as the warp. Well, they are going to be the same size.

I hope that the yarn I selected will lend itself to colors they both like. My grandaughter can use some purple, burgundy and lavender weft and my grandson can use darker greens, browns, etc. Of course they can use what ever I have and they like....any colors at all. I got some chunky kind of yarn so it will weave quickly. I have never woven with this size, it will be fun to see the results.

Still no word from my weaving teacher, I hope he's ok.
Sun, sun, sun, a perfect day in paradise. Life is good, very, very good. I worked a few hours on the "studio" and ouch is all I can say! Ouchy hands and feet...


Life Looms Large said...

Exciting that you're doing a kids weaving project!!! Weaving with my nieces at the beach went much better than I expected and the resulting scarf came out pretty cool.

I have never woven I have no words of wisdom. Hopefully it will work out just fine. And if it doesn't, that just means the cloth was mean to be something else. (My fall-back plan for the scarf was small pillows.)

Good luck and have fun!! Hope your weaving teacher is OK!


Theresa said...

I think your weft will be just fine the same size as the warp. I just finished my first double width project and did use a balanced warp and weft in a twill.
Have fun with the grandkids!

bspinner said...

I'm sure you'll be fine. The colors are great and I'll bet your grandchildren will have a great time.

sheilabythebeach said...

Thanks for the encouragement, if the kids aren't interested at least I will learn double weave (I think)!