[Sorry for the less than stellar pictures – overhead lighting and cell phone camera.]
Today I finally finished warping my loom. It was a journey in weaving vocabulary.
First you sley the reed (this phrase always makes me think of killing something).
Then I threaded the heddles and beamed the warp (this phrase always makes me think of the Starship Enterprise).
I think I didn’t do too badly for the first time ever – I ended up with (only) three crossed warps in the shed (this sounds like some weird farm thing).
I marked the whole thing down as a learning exercise and plan to re-warp it with the following changes:
- Finer warp – the blue yarn is too thick.
- Longer warp chains – the two feet recommended by the book is way to short to work with easily.
- More warp chains of fewer wraps, making it easier to keep the threads from crossing and to beam the warp more evenly.
I figure it should take me half as long the second time around. Onward.