Can you help me with sorting out my difficulties in the fold of my 60" wide doubled cloth weave sample. I plan to make a 52" in the reed double weave blanket with 3 ply Jaggerspun Heather wool. My 60" Mira with LeClerc fly shuttle seems to be working, but I am getting a lot of draw in at the fold.
I am practicing on an existing cotton warp I have on the loom. I have not skipped a dent at the fold side, yet. I also usually replace one of the last threads on the fold side with a temporary warp thread for removal once off the loom, as instructed in season 3 episode 7 Double Weave. This existing cotton warp I'm using to get a hang of double width weaving with a flying shuttle for the future blanket.
How do you manage your fold salvage to prevent draw in when using a fly shuttle? I could draw out the weft from the shuttle before each throw, but that seems very time consuming if there is a better way. I have heard of using fishing line at the fold to help. Any feedback would be welcome. Thanks.
I made a sample blanket finished at about 45x65" for my daughter in law and am very happy with the pattern, yarn and sett. Now I want to scale it up for the 60" loom. I could take off the fly shuttle if I need to. Please help me if you have any experience.