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Eight Shaft Huck Lace Diamonds (for floor looms)
Submitted by Susan Harvey

Threading Guide
F = 28282
E = 17171
D = 26262
C = 15151
B = 24242
A = 13131

Plain weave borders
212121 Right edge (as needed)
21212 Left edge (as needed)

If edges are more than 1/2" wide, it is recommended these be weighted separately due to take up over lace areas or to use a second warp beam. Alternatively, one could weave a short piece, cut it off, and re-tie the warp to the cloth beam.

The recommended sett based on the photo ad in Handwoven, March/April 2000 page 31 is 2/20 mercerized cotton, at 38 epi in a 15 dent reed, sleyed 2-3-2-3. Keep the core three threads of the lace groups together in one dent.

With a countermarche loom, all shafts are tied to upper and lower lamms. With this lace, it will mean raising 2 against 6. I tied 4 extra treadles to the "lighter" lamms to balance. I recommend either tieing up the extra lamms or adding weights to the 2. I am not aware of any balance problems with jack looms.

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Alternate Floor Loom Version
Table Loom Version

Weaving in loom state, gently pressed.

Weaving after soaking for 20 minutes, swished vigorously, rinsed and pressed till dry.