Thursday, August 31, 2017

weaving four layers (double width x 2) 😉

I've finally done the four layer weave that I've been thinking about for ages. It wasn't bad. As with all things, you just have to think about it and pay attention.
Many of these images are quite blurry, sorry about that. I didn't notice at the time.

I've posted images of the threading, tie-up and treadling at the end of this post. (scroll down)

Weaving the layers:
Layer 1, first
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 2, first
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 3, first
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 4, first
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 4, second
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 3, second
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 2, second
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Layer 1, second
four layers on an eight shaft loom

Width in loom:
four layers on an eight shaft loom

More images on the loom:
four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

Images off of the loom
I had the treadling wrong for the third layer. As you can see, there was no weaving.
Quadruple width weaving, as you can see, the third layer was tied-up incorrectly. I had the third shaft lifting for both for both picks. Funny I didn't notice it until I wove a few inches. This is done on an 8 shaft countermarche loom.  Anyway, I've been

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

Here are the images for the threading, tie up and treadling.
four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom

four layers on an eight shaft loom