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silkroses
« on: December 13, 2006 04:58:10 PM »

Hey, I have a quick question about warping:

I have a rigid heddle loom that I've only just started to use. I'm on my second project right now, and enjoying it. The only thing I'm worried about is how long it takes to warp the thing. I would say that it took me somewhere between 1-2 hours to warp. I was wondering, does that seem ridiculously long? Am I maybe doing something wrong that is causing it to take longer than it should, or is that an average time for warping a rigid heddle?

Thanks for your help!
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chipper
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006 05:12:12 PM »

Sounds like how long it can take me depending on how wide your warp is.  You will (with more practice) find your "rhythm" and it will go faster.   For example, my warping is quicker but I hate measuring out the warp cause it takes me forever Smiley

Congrats on your new loom!  I know I love mine.
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silkroses
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006 05:36:57 PM »

Alright, at least I know I'm not taking an unusually long time. Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it!

Yeah, I'm very excited about it. I only just realized that I can use the big, bulky yarns for the weft, so I can't wait to try that. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006 06:57:26 PM »

I agree with Chipper. It will take less time the more you get used to it. It could also be your technique though. Look up warping information online and see a few different techniques. Check your library too. Mine has a decent weaving section with a few books on warping that might give you some tips.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006 06:58:36 PM »

btw - What loom do you have? And are you warping on the loom or are you winding a warp and then putting it on the loom?
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006 07:22:38 PM »

Yeah, I was a worried that I might have been doing something wrong. I've heard people mentioning a warping board, but I don't have a clue what that is, so I thought maybe I was missing a key part of the warping process, so to speak.

I have an Ashford rigid heddle loom that I think is 24". And I think that I'm warping on the loom. Actually, I am.  With a warping peg. Does that explain it more clearly?

I'll check out the library at soon as I get enough money to pay my fee from the last visit. Smiley Thanks so much for your help and advice. I really appreciate it!
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006 06:42:09 AM »

Yeah I know what you are talking about. I have an Ashford rigid heddle loom as well and that is how I first started to warp it. I think that's a decent method for warping, it just takes some time. You might want to save your money and someday buy a warping board. Once you get it you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. They are kind of expensive for a square of wood with pegs sticking out, but they are useful.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006 07:17:42 AM »

I have the Kromski Harp which has a warping board on the back which is a huge money saver.

I haven't woven on mine in quite some time, but you all are reminding me to get it out and start weaving!
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