Warping a loom has its setbacks

I was careful; very careful.  I counted and separated the yarn into groups of block repeats (6 threads each).  Then I counted out all the heddles I needed for that particular repeat of blocks (in this case there were 17 repeats of block B). This is a Bronson lace – 2,1,3,1,3,1.  I had already done a bit and I was picking up where I left off.

Right off the bat I ended up with an extra end.  I must have miscounted one of my bundles.  I easily rectified that as I went along.  However, I noticed, as I continued, that I had double sleyed some of the dents.  I had sleyed the warp 1 end per dent in a 15 dent reed – or so I thought. So I pulled the ‘second’ ends out and put them to the right.

I finished sleying – yeah! But why do I have an end left over?  I might have miscounted as I wound the warp.  As I went through the warp lining it up with the reed I noticed this:

Can you see the problem?

Right in the middle!  Nothing to do but to re-thread each and every heddle!  Arg.  Tea break first.

Well, I sucked it in and finished threading.  Now to tie on and wind on to the back beam.  Let’s see what further adventures I have going forward….


About me

Fiber artist - knit, weave, and quilt. I am also getting back into garment sewing. I have started to dye my own yarn and I'm learning to spin.
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2 Responses to Warping a loom has its setbacks

  1. Lorraine says:

    I speak French, but not Weave! But interesting nonetheless!

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