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mountain_waif
« on: January 26, 2007 09:07:26 AM »

Ok.  I admit that I am having one of those days...woke up with a terrific headache, dropping things, left the cupboard door open and hit my head on it, etc.  Just one of those days.....

But I have to get my table loom warped today.  Planned it all out.  Marked my reed of where the center is and where each end will be.  Then I proceed to warp just the reed (warping front to back)....hmmmm....don't seem to have enough ends cut, so I cut some more.  When done...realize opps, I am sleying two per dent and it should be....one, two, one, two, etc.  And now I have cut about 30 extra five and a half yard ends.  Just one of those days....

Taking out the extra and starting to move things over....please wish me luck....I have a feeling it is going to be a long and painful day! 
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easterbun
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007 09:28:19 AM »

Good luck!  I hate warping - something always goes wrong and I don't realize it until I'm nearly "finished" Roll Eyes
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mountain_waif
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2007 09:41:58 AM »

Just recovered from my blunder so it only took me about 15 minutes to resley...now I'm hoping to finish warping and not make any more mistakes....keeping my fingers crossed.  lol
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mountain_waif
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2007 02:31:49 PM »

I have the warp on the loom.  What a great feeling!

The rest of the process went great.  Just kept at it till it was finished and it rolled on the back beam so nice.  I am really pleased with it.

Warping Tip:  Use  bag clips to hold the threads together in sections until you get them ready to tie them on the back beam.  It saves you a little time since they just sit there all ready when you finally get to that point.

Anyone else have any warping tips?
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easterbun
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2007 03:46:24 PM »

Anyone else have any warping tips?

Invite a friend over to help  Cheesy
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mountain_waif
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007 09:27:02 PM »

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Invite a friend over to help 

Hmmmm...that was in my instructions.  I read it, but chose to get it done....would have been a good reason to put it off if I needed an excuse.  My theory is I need to be able to warp it by myself.  I do wish I had a friend who weaves or at least was interested in weaving, but alas my friends don't share my addiction.  I did make coffee....
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easterbun
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2007 12:51:02 AM »

It really does help to have a second pair of hands - makes tensioning the warp as you wind it on MUCH easier!
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2007 05:48:52 AM »

Yeah, my husband has had a hand in almost all of my weaving projects by holding the warp. I think he's absorbed enough information about weaving that he could probably do it on his own by now!

My tip is to ALWAYS use floating selvedges. I always mean to put them in then forget and sley as if I didn't have them and end up with two extra threads on one side of the warp.  Roll Eyes It doesmake the selvedges look nicer though when I actually remember them.
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Phaedra28
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2007 08:34:29 PM »



Anyone else have any warping tips?

Admittedly, I am not quite even a beginning weaver, since I only have a rigid heddle loom, and haven't even completed anything on it yet.  (There is something started, though, finally.) 

My tip for warping:  lock up the kittens...

Go ahead.  Ask me how I came up with this one.

By the way, I am excited -- I ordered my 8 shaft table loom today.  Soon I will no longer be a not-yet-even-beginning weaver.  Soon I will be a Weaving Goddess.  Or at least I'll be an OCD sufferer with a fun new toy...
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