Hi, I'm really a lurker and hope it's OK to pop in w/questions? I'm really stuck here and am hoping someone is online and can help.
I made a warp weighted loom for our church Christmas project. I bought books, read tons of stuff online, have SOME(read very little) weaving experience and everything I THOUGHT was fine till a bit ago. I made string heddles for the loom. Made them on the loom. Heddle rod against the uprights so I thought the length was OK. All done and when I tried it out, ALL the warp threads come forward....! Are the heddles too long? If so, is there a quick fix? I spent all day on these and am out of time and what little patience I had left. Warp is chained and weighted. I've yet to do a chain spacing on the warp...would that be the problem? It's like there isn't enough weight on the warp to hold it in place, but I'm using pretty big rocks as weights so.... I used branches with natural forks as supports for the heddle rod....if I make them longer?
Many thanks in advance, Mary <><