tx3.02

warp: 20/1 Växbo linen, unbleached
weft: 20/1 Växbo linen, black
sett: 40 epi
warp ends: 600
threading: plain weave variation
(1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1-6)
reed: 16 dents (2-3 ends per dent)
weaving width: 15″
status: in progress

comments:
1) applied sizing with spray bottle onto warp on loom; let sizing dry before weaving
[flax seed solution: 1/2 Tbsp flaxseeds boiled for 10 min in 2 cups water, strained]
2) added lease sticks close to back beam

tx3.01

warp: 20/1 Växbo linen, unbleached
weft: 20/1 Växbo linen, half-bleached
sett: 40 epi
warp ends: 600
threading: plain weave variation
(1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1-6)
reed: 16 dents (2-3)
weaving size: 15″ x 40″
finished size: 14″ x 38″

comments: diffilculties with shed as threads clung together (“sticky warp”), used weaving sword to separate each shed, received multiple suggestions via IG including increased humidity, moisten warp, using reed to separate warp before throwing shuttle, applying hair spray or detangler, sizing with flax seed solution, and adding lease sticks at back beam.

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