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Cross stitch Antique Style samplers by Jane Greenoff

By Jane Greenoff

Go sew vintage sort samplers ДОМ и СЕМЬЯ, ХОББИ и РЕМЕСЛА Название:Cross sew vintage kind samplersАвтор:Jane GreenoffИздательство: David and charlesСтраниц: 108ISBN: 0-7153-1830-6Формат: DJVU/JPGРазмер: 24.8/25.5 МбБолее 30 дизайнов для вышивки крестиком традиционных мотивов от известного дизайнера.Скачать: sixty eight

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You have a preference. Most fabrics are made from yarns In the end, the fabrics weren’t any softer than the firmly that are all spun in the same direction, but you can get twisted kid mohair used on page 61, and they were un- some interesting special effects if you mix yarns with dif- stable and annoying to work with. ferent twist directions (see the sidebar on page 30). The lesson here is that the soft hand in fabric comes from Many weavers choose soft and fluffy yarns for their wefts. But the fiber used in the yarn, not the amount of twist.

But don’t rely on such tables to ultimately determine the best sett—handspun yarns can vary so widely from spinner to spinner, fiber to fiber, and preparation to preparation that it can be hard to make meaningful generalizations. The only reliable way to determine the best sett for your handspun yarn is to weave samples at a range of setts, then wash and press the woven fabric and compare the samples. While you’re going to the trouble, you might as well sample different weft yarns and weave structures.

After the fabrics were finished, we each warp, the yarns and I need to settle into a rhythm— handled them to decide the best use for each. The warp- until the tie-on knots pass over the breast beam and begin dominant samples tended to have better lengthwise drape to wind around the cloth beam, the tension on the yarns than the others, which I believe is more flattering when shifts and adjusts, making for less-than stellar conditions, oriented lengthwise in a garment. In addition, warp-domi- so I use this part of the warp to test different wefts.

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