Monday, May 13, 2013

The Next Step

All the white warp ends are tied on and pulled through the heddles and reed. About 10 inches of white yarn extend through the reed, and I've trimmed the old black warp ends down to about 10 inches.

The black jacquard warp was sett at 45 epi (3 per dent in a 15-dent reed), which is much too close for the heavier white yarn. That should be 30 epi (3 per dent in a 10-dent reed). So I removed the 15-dent reed from the beater and suspended it with cord so it hangs just in front of the 10-dent reed, which is now installed in the beater.

The next step is to pull 3 threads from the leftmost dent of the 15-dent reed, and resley them in the 10-dent reed. This is going fairly quickly - it took only a few minutes to resley an inch of warp.

And so it goes... I expect the weaving will proceed much more quickly than the preparations!

1 comment:

Dianne said...

I'm glad someone else does these acrobatic feats. Take care of your shoulders while transferring from one reed to another.