Season 6 Episode 3 - Monk's Belt
Welcome back to another fun episode. These placemats were a blast to weave. I tried all kinds of things....bringing design ideas forward, always doing the overlay thing. I created solid weft lines by not treadling a tabby between pattern picks which made that area weft-faced because the weft just packed down. I inlaid a square and surrounded it with plain weave. Repetitive sequences abound. I wove with only one shuttle and one weight, plus the regular way, tabby, float, tabby, float......... and the colour is joyful and uplifting.
I hope you have as much fun as I did. If you come up with other spectacular versions....which I'm sure you will, please share them with us on the forum. We love seeing what you are doing.
Things we will learn:
-That Monk’s Belt uses 2 opposite twill units. A is 1 and 2 and B is 3 and 4
-The number of times a unit is repeated lengthens the pattern float
-The number of times a unit can be repeated is also dependent on the EPI of the warp
-It is woven with alternating tabby picks between pattern picks
-It can be woven on other threadings ie. point twill for a 3 end unit and Huck for a 5 end unit
You can purchase the Monk's Belt Kit right here:
6.3.1 - Intro to Monk's Belt
6.3.2 - Introduction to Monk's Belt and the Project
We'll learn the basics of Monk's Belt structure in this episode.
6.3.3 - Wrapping a Ruller for Supplementary Projects
How to determine the sett for Monk's Belt pattern using a ruler.
6.3.4 - Your Monk's Belt Draft
We'll look closely at your draft and learn how Monk's Belt is woven.
6.3.5 - Your Placemats
A step by step look at each placemats and how they were woven using the weaving draft.
6.3.6 - Cutting Off In The Middle of a Project And How To Keep Tension
In this video, Jane teaches us how to cut off our warp while in the middle of a project using a little bit of glue so we can reattach without loosing too much warp.
6.3.7 - Monk's Belt at the Loom
Jane weaves Monk's Belt at the loom.
6.3.8 - Monk's Belt Show and Tell
Let's look at our Show & Tell for Monk's Belt with samples more placemats and some lovely tea towels.
Season 6 Episode 3 - Monk's Belt Draft PDF
With your Monk's Belt draft, you'll be weaving 12 placemats using 8/2 and 8/4 cotton. We have all the details to weave them all differently!