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Looms and Weaving in General

Ploshkin

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #90 on: January 16, 2021, 17:26:08 PM »
I had planned on a stand for a 24"
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Lowena

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #91 on: January 16, 2021, 19:22:44 PM »
I would have thought you'd need 32" or 3 6" to get a usable size panel. What could you make that's only 10 or 16" wide? ?
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Ploshkin

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #92 on: January 16, 2021, 21:48:47 PM »
I'm a million miles from that stage yet but you can weave fabric double the width of the loom.  It is woven in 2 layers with a fold down one side.
My mission is to make a garment from something I have woven.  24" is ample to cut garment pieces from.
Life's too short for ironing.

Lowena

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #93 on: January 16, 2021, 22:15:14 PM »
Really,is it? I'm surprised  :S
My friend made a dress from wool that she spun, dyed and then wove  :S
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Ploshkin

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #94 on: January 17, 2021, 07:30:13 AM »
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Really,is it? I'm surprised  :S
Do you mean surprised that I want to weave fabric for a garment?  @Lowena   or that 24" is ample?

It's simply that I enjoy the process of garment making.  I'm (so far) enjoying the process of weaving and I like to produce practical things.  I'm not into decorative stuff and frippery and I enjoy the challenge of doing something I've never done before.  I may never do it again but I'm going to give it a go.

You couldn't cut any garment from 24" but there are plenty of things that could be cut from that - no part of my body has a circumference of anything like 48" so I should be able to get a front or back out of 24'.
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Efemera


Silver Rose

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #96 on: January 17, 2021, 09:21:03 AM »
Thanks for that link @Efemera , I was wondering about how wide the cloth would have to be to make a garment. I am more and more intrigued with weaving.
Still learning

Celia

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #97 on: January 17, 2021, 09:24:10 AM »
Thank you for that link it is brilliant @Efemera I shall be lost now down another rabbit hole :loveit: :loveit:

Lowena

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #98 on: January 17, 2021, 10:16:31 AM »
Not surprised at the garment making @Ploshkin I know you're very accomplished. I thought any fabric would have to be at least 36" wide to be of any use . I didn't know it would be doubled.
Didn't mean to insult your ability or size, I'm just ignorant :|
I'm still interested in getting a loom but won't comment any more and show myself up :|
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Ploshkin

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #99 on: January 17, 2021, 11:37:22 AM »
No @Lowena you are not showing yourself up at all (where's that finger wagging emoji)
It would be extremely rare to get commercially produced cloth anything less than 36" (I think I might have had some handwoven Harris Tweed a tad narrower about 40 years ago) and you are not a garment maker so there is no reason for you to have ever considered what width of cloth might be needed for a garment.  Until a couple of weeks ago I had absolutely no idea whatsoever that you could weave double cloth on a simple loom, I've just come across it in my weaving googlings.
I didn't interpret what you said as an insult to my ability or size at all - I simply put down my thought process on the matter - I may very well come unstuck when I actually try and do it  :) 
When I am teaching (beekeeping) I am always glad of the people who are willing to ask questions, even the most basic ones, because I am sure that there are others sitting there who were wondering the same thing but didn't like to ask and are grateful that someone else has.
So carry on asking but I know very little about this weaving lark so blind leading the blind comes to mind  :D  Fortunately there are others who know much more than me.
Life's too short for ironing.

BriarRose

Re: Looms and Weaving in General
« Reply #100 on: January 17, 2021, 17:55:35 PM »
Somewhere I have a pattern for a medieval dress made from narrow widths of fabric with no an inch of fabric wasted due to the way the pieces were cut. The fabric cut from the skirt to curve the hem was used to make the bell sleeves. Very clever. The Irish bog coat is another classic garment made from handwoven fabric with minimum cutting/waste. Folkwear Patterns out of North Carolina in the USA offers a Kinsale cloak pattern with a version designed for people who don't want to cut handwoven fabric.  I made one from non-handwoven fabric and it was an amazingly warm garment. Alas, alas, the wool moths got it.  :headbang: :boohoo: Cloak
It's just fabric. We can out-think it.