# You asked: What is a sett in weaving?

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“Sett” is one of those fabulous old-fashioned weaving words that might seem strange at first, but refers to something pretty simple: how many strands of warp yarn there are in a single inch of weaving width.

## What is a sett chart?

When pondering the question of sett, fabric design, and yarn substitution, an underused resource by rigid-heddle weavers is a sett chart. A sett chart is a list of yarns described in generic terms, their yardage, and a range of suggested setts. For decades Handwoven magazine has maintained their Master Yarn Chart.

## What is the sett for 5’2 Cotton?

Weaving Setts for Cotton Yarns

COTTON YPP TWILL – EPI
3/2 1200 18
5/2 2100 18
8/2 3360 28
8.4 1680 18

## How do you calculate sett weaving?

Just count the wraps within one inch. Take that number and divide it in half for plain weave. If you are weaving twill, take two thirds of your wraps per inch instead. This is your standard sett.

## What is picks per inch in weaving?

Picks per inch (or p.p.i.) is the number of weft threads per inch of woven fabric. A pick is a single weft thread, hence the term. In general, the higher the picks per inch, the finer the fabric is.

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## What is the sett for 10 2 Cotton?

For example, for 10/2 cotton, the sett suggested may range from 18 to 36 epi. The 18 is for drapeable plain weave or a lacey structure with lots of plain weave, for example used in a scarf; the 36 is for unbalanced twills. About in the middle is a balanced twill, 24 epi.

## What Dent Reed should I use?

For most weavers, I usually recommend reeds in this order (so if you could get one, you’d get the 12; if two, the 12 and 10, etc.): 12-dent (because of the preponderance of 10/2 cotton at 2 epi), 10-dent, 8-dent, 15-dent, 6-dent.

## How is Reed count calculated?

It is calculated in stock port system.No. of dents in 2 inches is called Reed Count.

Effective Weave Density = W. D x K of loom width x K of Design.

Wp / filling – K Loom Width – K Weave Design – K
Polyester Filament = 1.22 220 cm – 1.02 Drill 1/3 = 0.77
250 cm – 1.08 Satin 1/4 = 0.69
330 cm – 1.15
360 cm – 1.20

## What weight is 3 2 cotton?

Sett Chart

Material Weight yds. / lb.
Cotton 8/2 3,360
Cotton 6/2 2,520
Cotton 5/2 2,100
Cotton 3/2 1,260

## What size is 8 2 yarn?

8/2 is a 2 ply, 8/4 is a 4 ply and 8/8 is an 8 ply. They get progressively fatter and therefore have less yardage per pound. The 16/2 is half of the size of a #8……so that first number sort of gives you an idea of the size of the yarn. The higher that number is the finer the yarn.

## What is mercerized yarn?

Mercerized cotton is a special kind of cotton yarn that is more lustrous than conventional cotton. It is also stronger, takes dye a little more readily, produces less lint, and is more resistant to mildew. … Eliminating the fuzz or lint from the cotton is part of what makes mercerized cotton so shiny.

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