Friday, June 23, 2017

A tip for tying onto the front apron rod in weaving

I don't know where I picked this tip up, but I'd like to thank that person. Tonight I tied my warp onto the front apron rod of the loom, and I remembered the tip I had heard to swap the edge threads in the sections when I'm tying on. Like so:


Why? When you go to weave the header, look how quickly the warp arranges itself into place!!

Header woven, ready to go. And very little waste of warp. I love this trick.

13 comments:

  1. What a good idea! I have to try this! Thank you!

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    1. It takes just a little bit of extra fiddly time, but I find the pay off worth it. :)

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    2. Thank you for sharing this tip!

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    3. Ah. Clever. I'll try that next time.

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  2. About to warp. Thank you for this tip. I will add it to my store of lore .
    Vicki Allen

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  3. Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing Melissa!

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  4. One of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments! Thanks!

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  5. Yay! What a great tip! Will try it later today when I finish winding my warp :)

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  6. I see how you swapped the threads, but why? What is the benefit?

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    1. So, it turns out I wasn't getting comment notifications from the blog. Sorry! By swapping the threads, it takes much less weaving space to get the warp threads evenly spaced for weaving.

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