Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Threading the Jacq3G

I do hope this is something I'll only have to do once. Tying on seems tedious, but it's bound to be less frazzling than threading! The warp is black 10/2 mercerized cotton, sett at 24 epi. Here's the warp suspended on lease sticks behind the heddles:

And here's the first half-inch threaded:

I like to lash onto the apron in half-inch bouts, so that's 12 threads. The first 12 were the easy part. I'm threading from right to left. The next heddle to be threaded is raised in the photo above.

It's a very good thing I have long arms! DH took this shot looking through the heddles.

I can just reach the lease sticks, but it's a stretch. It took quite a while to thread the first module (120 threads) because I kept finding that I'd crossed threads among the heddles - not good, and I had to go back and recheck the whole module (and rethread a handful of heddles) to be sure they're all done right.

Done. Checked. Rechecked. Tomorrow, on to the next module.


neki desu said...

ok this is blowing my mind.
are the modules sideways? then how do you thread them? i mean where do you sit?
my mind is turning to mashed potatoes trying to understand.seems like doing a japanese test :)

Ruth said...

And thank heavens for "treadling the threading"!

Deb Mc said...

absolutely tying on after this is great! I love tying on a warp and pulling thru...eliminates all those errors I made the first time!

Sandra Rude said...

Hi, Neki,
Yes, the modules are sideways, but at an angle such that the leftmost hook is at the back and the rightmost hook is at the front. For threading, the modules are swiveled so they are as near to parallel to the front of the loom as possible (not very) and once ready to weave, the mechanism allows you to swivel them back so they are more parallel to the sides of the loom AND closer together. That's how you change sett on this beast.