A couple of posts ago, I mentioned that Sue Habegger used to sell placemats and matching napkins using a technique in which the placemats are on a dense warp of 30epi and the napkins are woven on the same warp at 15epi by using half the warp threads for the upper layer and half for the lower layer.
Here is the process in pictures and the weaving draft is here. (4th draft from top)
|Cones of cotton yarn for warp|
|Warp being wound on warping reel|
|Warp set up on loom - sleying the reed|
|Keeping the warp under control|
Heddle threading half way done
Warp beam down for access to heddles
Warp wound on the warp beam
Tying warp to front beam
Placemat weaving begins
Layers separated for napkins (note one shuttle for each layer)
Close up of the two layers for napkins
Finished napkins and matching placemats.