Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shuttle Clinic, Part 1

As I continue on the white beam, I'm realizing that it's in my best interest to go ahead and fix every little problem that I can. This beam has been weaving extremely slowly because of a number of factors.

One big factor has been the shuttle I'm using. For the new summer-weight fabric, I can't use my main shuttle because it is designed for thicker yarns. The shuttle that's designed for lighter yarns has a problem with the yarn jumping out from between the plates of the tensioner. I'll be weaving along, paying attention to a hundred other things and realize that the weft thread is loose.

My solution was to modify the shuttle so the thread will stay down in the tensioner.

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