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August 12, 2013
Tabletweaving Technique: Weft management
This past weekend I ended up doing some tabletweaving in the park during our weekly fighter practice. Someone watched me for a while and then commented that although they’d done tabletweaving before they hadn’t dealt with the weft the same way that I do..so I figured it might be worthwhile to document how I deal with my weft.
I honestly don’t remember where I originally learned about this method. I’ve been using it for the last 9-10 years. This is what I do to keep my band width consistent and to keep my weft from peeking out too much at the edges.
First things first, thread. Use whatever thread makes you happy. For the construction of a tunic I like a nice 100% cotton thread or something with a polycore. I’ve been told that 100% silk or poly threads will cut through your fabric fibers and honestly, silk is too spendy for my taste. Lately my...
Not the prettiest picture but I've got to say I LOVE the red with the blue. Such vibrant jewel tones. (red) Earlier this week I pulled out my antwerpen jacket to show it to a friend. While looking at it I was reminded that the last time I wore it I spilled coffee on myself (oops) and it needs to be cleaned. So I've left this out trying to work up the courage to clean it. The plan atm is to spray it with cheap vodka and cross my fingers and hope that fixes it. Wish me luck.
(blue) I'm also finishing up the construction on the tunic sew along. I should be able to hit publish for the next step "Construct the tunic" tonight.
(muddy green) Last night I pulled out our video camera to see if I could use it to record my work surface. I could.. but it's not a web cam. Pretty much I'd have to hit record and then download the video from the camera to see what I got. It's kind of retro. As far as I can tell there's no way to live-capture straight to the computer. In a way I'm relieved. Shooting, commenting, editing videos is starting to sound kind of overwhelming. ... See MoreSee Less
Draft peek of an upcoming book from The Curious Frau with woodcuts of "Landsknecht on Campaign"
I have to say.. imagining what warfield like this would have looked like in period in color is kind of thrilling. Though I feel naughty.. on the very last image my first thought was "They can block my view any day".
Nods to Hans von Wolfholz, Hauoc Oliver and Ariah Hume (with a bit of a suggestive eyebrow waggle)I posted yesterday about a new book I'm planning on releasing this Spring, Landsknecht on Campaign (title subject to change) and wanted to give you a preview of what I'm planning. First there would be all the panels of the scene, then there would be detail snippets where it's zoomed in to different sections, special focus on clothing and equipment details. To sign up for news about the preorder, go here, sign up for the mailing list, and be sure to check the Landsknecht box. eepurl.com/dCkm8T
I am not sure when preorders will open because I need to finish deciding on what will be in the book and how many pages its going to run. All of that impacts the final cost and shipping fees. ... See MoreSee Less
To cut out the pattern I’m using the nip and rip method for cutting the linen***. I cut into the edge of the linen about an inch and then apply pressure to both sides of this cut in order to tear this straight across the fabric. Note, this newly torn edge may need to be ironed.