Canvas Weave Linen

 

Constance and the Quimper Hitty human have had another linen-weaving adventure!  

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Shoe Shuttle

Since it is linen we have soaked the weft-wrapped bobbins in water prior to weaving.

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Weft

The linen warp is threaded through the reed in groups of four and the linen weft will be woven in a pattern that also bunches them, making a balanced open-weave pattern.

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Pattern

Constance holds the pattern for me as I weave – it is a simple pattern, but because there are adjacent throws using the same treadle…

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Floating Selvedge

…the web has a floating selvedge.  In each row, you throw the shuttle over the floating selvedge at the beginning, and pull it out from under the selvedge at the end…this way the weft is always locked in place at the edge.

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Warp fix

Unfortunately the edges are always under a lot of tension, and the single (unplyed) warp is prone to breakage.  Luckily it is relatively easy to add-in another warp!

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End

A few rows of cotton warp to mark the end of the piece…

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cloth!

…we can’t wait to see this nice scrubby wash cloth off the loom, hemmed and washed!

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