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Blue and Yellow Wickelbander

Finally got around to hemming and photographing my latest set of wickelbander.  I finished these ages ago.



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Yet More Wickelbander

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.


Jaggerspun Maine Line 2/8 Williamsburg Blue and Marigold

Yarn Jaggerspun Maine Line 2/8: Williamsburg Blue and Marigold
Draft 2/2 broken warp-chevron twill
Sett 20 epi
Ends 96 (80 pattern, 16 tub. selv.)
Length 10.5 yds
Warp 1008 yds (7.2 oz)
Weft 806.4 yds (5.8 oz)
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Wickelbander Finished

Finished my red & white pair.




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Weaving Day

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.


Weaving in progress

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Once More With Feeling

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.


Warped. The brown wool here is just whatever I had handy to check my threading.

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Another Set of Wickelbander Done

Yesterday I finished my another set of wickelbander.


Blue and white 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.

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Wickelbander Progress

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.


Blue and white wickelbander in progress.

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First Set of Wickelbander Done

Last night I finished my first set of wickelbander.


Black and red wool


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Wickelbander In Progress

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.


Sample – too much weft


Weaving in progress. A tighter sett and a lighter beat is giving me very close to a 45 degree angle to the twill.

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Wickelbander Beamed

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.

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