# Setts

Having problems with setts? You’ve come to the right place! “Determining the right sett is sometimes tricky. There are many variables, so rules of thumb are only starting points. The starting point for a doubleweave would be to sett the cloth at twice the sett for a single layer. However, many other variables apply. For a sturdy table runner with a plain-weave base in 10/2 pearl cotton, for example, the recommended sett might be 48 ends per inch (twice the single-layer sett of 24 ends per inch). However, if you have a light-weight loom or a table loom or you are weaving a very wide piece, you may not be able to beat hard enough to achieve 48 picks per inch. In that case, you would open the sett to 40 ends and picks per inch.” —Madelyn van der Hoogt, author of the famous blog, “Ask Madelyn”.

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I have only been weaving for a short time, first on a rigid-heddle loom and now on a floor loom. I always determined my warp sett by…

## Adapting Reeds to Different Warp Setts

I have a logistical question. I don’t really have a math brain so this is challenging. I want to use one of my handspun yarns that wraps…

Is there a mathematical formula to use when you are changing the sett of a warp that has already been sleyed in the reed? For example, if…

## Metric Conversion for Setts

We absolutely love Madelyn van der Hoogt! Her depth of weaving knowledge, insight, and experience are hard to match. For quite a while now, you have asked…

## Sleying the Reed for Specific Setts

I’m wondering what I should do to sley a 10-dent or 12-dent reed to get a sett of 16 ends per inch. Thanks, Larry Hi Larry! The…