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Looking for help, There seems to be a discrepency in the tie up info for the sampler in Episode 3. For instance the tie up is inconsistent, Page 5 shows the lift for weft floats is Shaft 1 and 2, While on page 4 it shows Shaft 1 and 4 which is the correct one.
Anyone else have a problem?
We solved this problem on Ravelry everybody. Page 5 is the tie-up for an alternated threading. It says so up at the top of the page. Just incase anyone was looking at this :). Just getting caught up on the Forum.
Working my way through the Huck sampler on my Jane loom. I’m using 2/8 cotton sett at 16epi and even on the loom I can see potential curves happening. I can’t wait to see it washed! Thank you for making this lesson so clear Jane. I’m feeling really inspired.
I'm stuck on Episode 3, Huck sample Version #8. I understand the first two rows but I’m having problems going from the Warp floats in A to the Weft floats in A. If I am reading the Mother of all Tie-ups correctly, the three picks for warp floats in A uses harnesses 1,2,3 for the floats, 2 & 4 for the tabby, then 1,2,3 again, the 5 picks for weft floats in A starts with 1&3 for the tabby, then harness 4 for the floats so the problem is using harness 1 twice in a row and it does not weave nicely. What am I doing wrong?
Some of them are sharing the 2 & 4 and sometimes we have to put in an extra tabby. Below is the exact sequence. You will notice that Row 2 and 4 have an extra tabby....I'm sorry, I just realized that I should have put in the extra tabby so you are going from a 24 to a 13. Darn it!
Weft Floats in B (5 picks) 24/1/24/1/24 Tabby, float, tabby, float, tabby
Warp Floats in A (3 picks) 123/24/123/24 Float, tabby, Float (you will need an extra tabby in here)
Weft Floats in A (5 picks) 13/4/13/4/13 Tabby, float, tabby, float, tabby
Warp Floats in A (3 picks) 123/24/123/24 Float, tabby, float (you will need an extra tabby in here)
Weft Floats in B (5 picks) 24/ 1/24/1/24 Tabby, float, tabby, float, tabby.
It is so easy to see what to do at the loom when you are playing with these ideas....you just know what to do at that point. I'm sorry I confused you and I will add that to the pdf.
Sure hope this helps.
I’m planning on using some Fine/Sport Weight Euroflax Linen for my first attempt at Huck lace. I want to do a sampler/table runner. The recommended sett for plain weave is 10-12. That will give me almost half inch floats. Do you think this is a wise idea? I’d like to use it because I’ve had this linen in my stash for two years and I want to use it up. It’s also the first time I’ve used linen.
I would do it. They are 1/2” on the loom but once it is washed it will change. It will be lovely. If you are worried go with the 12 EPI. But once it’s on if you find it hard to beat 12 PPI, then you know to open it to 10. Have fun and let us know how it goes :)
Lot’s of fun! Thanks Jane for the encouragement. I finished my table runner with huck lace on the ends and weft and warp floats in the center. Olive colored warp, cream weft. The holes are pretty big but I’m assuming that it’s because of the size of the Sport Weight Euroflax linen. I can’t wait for the next lace lesson!
Hi Lora, Lace always makes an open space....it looks so different from warp and weft spots. I think as a table runner it will probably be fabulous....you don't have to worry about catching things on a table runner :)
Glad you had fun....that is the most important part.
I am working on episode 3 (1st Huck episode). So far I understand what I am doing but I am at version # 5 where we have weft floats in A and warp floats in B and the B unit has just 3 picks because it is sharing the 1&3 tabby. I guess I don't understand why it is sharing the 1&3 tabby. Shouldn't we be switching to the alternate 2&4 tabby? Although I wove it as stated I don't understand it!
Hi Nina, It is because we are choosing to have a row of weft floats in A and then choosing to have a row of warp floats in B...and both those sequences use the same tabby. You can refer to the master tie-up or draw-downs to see that.....If those options use the same tabby we there share it. You could put an extra tabby between the units if you wanted. That would make rows look farther apart. That is one way...I just wanted to show that they could share as well. Hope this makes sense.
Oh I see (after taking another look at the master tie-up). And I will try an extra tabby between the units just to see what it looks like!
I should probably mention that I am doing this on a Megado 16 shaft electronic dobby so I am drafting all the different variations in Fiberworks first then going to the loom and plugging it all in. It is kind of overkill and a little mind boggling but this is the only loom I have at the moment while waiting for a new David this Fall!
Great idea, it is always great to try both versions and see which one you like better. The more you weave huck the more things you learn it can do :)
Adding a quick note regarding the Draft PDF for Episode 3 - Huck, it has been updated to include extra tabbies for Version #8 on page 9. You can click here to return to the episode and download a new copy!