Finally got around to hemming and photographing my latest set of wickelbander. I finished these ages ago.
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I’ve started another pair of wickelbander (or winingas). Norse/Anglo-Saxon leg wraps.
I’m going to be doing them in Jaggerspun Maine Line 2/8 rather than Harrisville Shetland. They will be blue and yellow.
I’ll be weaving a broken warp-chevron twill with divisions at 6/4/10/4/8/6/4/6/8/4/10/6/4. Sett is 20 epi. I’m also going to try a tubular selvedge.
|Yarn||Jaggerspun Maine Line 2/8: Williamsburg Blue and Marigold|
|Draft||2/2 broken warp-chevron twill|
|Ends||96 (80 pattern, 16 tub. selv.)|
|Warp||1008 yds (7.2 oz)|
|Weft||806.4 yds (5.8 oz)|
Finished my red & white pair.
I’ve managed to make a good dent in this set of wickelbander. I decided to just leave the twill edge, rather than add a floating selvedge. I’m not sure I’m happy with that decision, but we’ll see after wet finishing. 2 yards down, 6 to go.
Since I bought some extra wool I’m going to run off one more set of wickelbander, before moving on to other things.
These will be exactly the same as my black and red wickelbander, but with white warp instead of black.
Yesterday I finished my another set of wickelbander.
These are done with Jaggerspun Maine Line 2/20. The wool itself was lovely to work with, and I had very few broken ends. It felted a bit funny during finishing, unfortunately.
Because the wool is so much finer, weaving is much slower. Still, it’s coming along beautifully. The Jaggerspun wool is really lovely to work with.
Last night I finished my first set of wickelbander.
The sample I did at 30 epi came out decidedly weft-faced, so I’ve started again with a sett of 36 epi. It’s weaving up much nicer now.
The fine wool is prone to fray at the edges, but a closer sett seems to be helping (less draw in). I’m also using a very, very light beat. You can see the curves in the twill where I try different beats. I’ll be adding a temple before I continue, too.
The wool is beamed. For me, this is the hardest part of the warping process. A nice consistent even tension makes all the difference when weaving. Unlike a mis-threaded heddle, this isn’t really a step you can do over.
I was a little concerned because the fine wool was so delicate, but it beamed up like a dream. Very little fuzzies, no breakage, and lovely tension. So far I’m very impressed with this yarn.