Monksbelt

COLOUR CHART FOR MONKSBELT

For the warp Dark Cottolin 22/2 Red # 260, Ligh red #290.

weft Dark Cottolin 22/2 red # 478,( To be used in Plain weave),

weft in the monksbelts pattern treadle 3, Lintow (linen)#6 Beige, and in treadle 4 Cottoline 22/2 # 522 black

There are 2 colour only in the pattern treadling colour #470, treadles 3, and colour #522, treadle 4

In plain weave treadles 1 and 2, 1 color only Cottolin 22/2 #478

PPI 7 weft threads per 1/2 inc

Witdh 45 cm -18 inch

Warp 458 threads

Reed 50/10 divide 50 with 4 =12.5 =The number reed you need, you can use reed number 12 as well.

Threading-1 thread in heddle, and thread the reed, 2 threads in reed

In the draft I send to you in threading draft on top threading begin from right to left,- thread 44 threads 10 times. Once you have done this you will thread the last 18 dents 1 time=  18 threads If you have a question call me at 603 276 8301

Warp order yarn Cottolin 22/2 color # 260 and color #290   (  Using 2 colours  to warp together) One red colour is darker, and the 2nd colour is a bit lighter in shade.

FIRST STARTING SCROLL DOWN AND START WITH NUMBER 1 until NUMBER 5 that is the warping order

 

1.Warp with colour #260 warp with 2 threads  (60 threads)

2.warp with 3 threads using colour #260, and 1 thread color #290   (56 threads)

3. warp with 1 thread using colour 260, and 1 thread of colour 290 (56 threads)

4.1 thread of colour 260, and 3 threads of colour 290 (40 threads)

5.Use 2 thread of colour 290 (40 threads) Now you have come to the middle, reverse and start number 4, until lastly number 1, your count of threads should be 458 threads.

When weaving Monks belt you have to throw the shuddle each time between pattern in plain weave.      (This has to be done in most weaves when a pattern occurs to hold the pattern together.)

When you do tie up tie up were it is showing white in tie up draft the  block on far up righ corner is the tigh up box, do not tie uo on were it is black if you do this it will be OK, the threading is the same as shown in draft that looks like a long column

When you are using colour Lintow ( the same as linen thread) number 6 colour beige wind 2 threads together  in shuddle   This is done with the linen thread only, using treadlings 4

You need to use your own measurment for lenght, 10% take up, and loom waste, etc……

To begin the table runner, or wallhanging.

Begin to weave 2 inch of plain weave using colour number 478

Treadles 3 -1 weft of colour 470, and then 1 weft of plain weave colour 478, and then again 1 weft of colour 470, and then again plain weave of colour 478 (next)

Treadles 4 -1 weft colour of 522, and one plain weave using colour 478, and then 1 weft of colour 522,

Treadles 3- 1 weft of colour 470, and then 1 weft of plain weave colour 478, and then again 1 weft of colour 470     (next)

8 wefts of plain weave on threadle 1 and 2 color 478  (next)

Treadles 3- 1 thread colour 470, and then plain weave using  thread of colour 478, and again 1 thread of colour 470, and again plain weave using colour 478     (next)

Treadles 4- 1 thread colour 522, 1 thread of plain weave colour 478, 1 thread colour 470, 1 thread plain weave colour 478       (next)

Treadles 3- 1 thread colour 470, 1 thread colour 478 in plain weave, 1 thread colour 470    (next)

Weave 1 inch of plain weave colour 478.

Treadles 3 – 1 thread of colour 470, 1 plain weave colour 478, 1 thread of colour 470, 1 plain weave colour 478, 1 thread of colour 470, 1 plain weave colour 478, 1 thread of colour 470, 1 plain weave colour 478      (next)

Treadles 4-1 thread of colour 522, 1 thread color 478 in plain weave, 1 thread of colour 522, 1 thread colour 478 in plain weave, 1 thread of colour 522, 1 thread colour 478 in plain weave,1 thread of colour 522, 1 thread of colour 478 in plain weave    (next)

Treadles 3- 1 thread of colour 470, 1 thread of colour 478 in plain weave, 1 thread of colour 470, 1 thread of colour 478 in plain weave, 1 thread of colour 470, 1 thread colour 478, 1 thread of colour 470,    (next)

Weave plain weave in colour 478 for 1 1/2 inc     (next)

Treadles 3 – 1 thread of colour 470, 1 thread of colour 478 in plain weave, 1 thread of colour 470, 1 thread of colour 478 plain weave    (next)

Treadles 4- 1 thread of colour 522, 1 thread of color 478 plain weave, 1 thread of colour 522, 1 thread of colour 478 plain weave    (next)

Treadles 3 – 1 thread of colour 470, 1 thread of colour 478 plain weave, 1 thread of colour 470,  (next)

Weave plain weave colour 478 for 3 inc     ( do this only if you are done with all above if you like to weave more length

From this point you can repeat all above until you have woven the length you like, or you can begin from the beginning and continue weaving as you have been doing , but remember the beginning and the ending of the weave always starts with 8 weft of plain weave as direction shows below.   (see next)

8 weft of plain weave color 478     (next)

Treadles 3- 1 thread of color 470, 1 thread of color 478 plain weave, 1 thread of color 470, 1 thread of color 478     (next)

Treadles 4- 1 thread of colour 522, 1 thread of colour 478 plain weave , 1 thread of colour 522, 1 thread of colour 478 plain weave    (next)

Treadles 3 -1 thread of colour 470, 1 thread of colour 478 plain weave, 1 thread of colour 470, 1 thread of colour 478 plain weave.     (next)

Weave plain weave in colour 478 for 2 inch

Good luck

Sincerely

Margaretha Fletcher

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Sheep and Wool Festival in Sharon Vermont September 21010

Another fun year at Sheep and Wool Festival were Vermont Weavers Guild demonstrated weaving.
I have updated my website with pictures of children weaving on small floor looms, and small childrens looms.
http://www.swedishweaving.yolasite.com
Sincerely
Margaretha
Fletcher

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Harvest festival at Shelburne Farm,Vermont 2010

My self and two other members from Vermont Weavers Guild demonstrated weaving on small floor looms, and small children looms. I had a table all set up with types of looms for those who were new to weaving. Among the looms were a small child loom from Sweden, a loom that can be purchased from the Brio Toy Company in Sweden, a loom from Harrisville Designs called The Easy Weaver, a loom that I wove projects on, and brought with me to the fair so that the children could see what can be woven on a small loom, also a loom from Alex, a frame loom named Giant Weaving Loom, this i a great loom for those who like to explore tapestry weaving, and lastly I made frame looms out of cardboards.

Two weaving books for the young weavers was useful to and to show the projects that can be woven on small looms.

1. You Can Weave! By Kathleen Monaghan and Hermon Joyner

2.Börja Väv, from Vävmagasinet, by Nina Bäckman, Annika Elmqvist, and Tina Ignell the book also has an English translation that comes with the book.

I have added pictures of the children and there parents from the Harvest festival to swedishweaving.yolasite.com a website I have created for an educational purpose only

Sincerely

Margaretha FletcherA little girl with help from her mother wove on a small child loom from Sweden.

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