The saga continues with my new-to-me loom. This is a continuation from Part 1. I can now say that it is warped, but I now wonder about the header. Suggestions are DEFINITELY welcome!
With the warp beamed, I was able to set up the sections of warp through the heddles and reed. There are four warps to the group and I set the two outside into one harness and the inside two to the other. The groupings of warp are 3 inches apart, so I set a tape measure on the reed to tell me if the placement was correct.I was rather proud of myself when I finished the last group, until I realized that I had not sent the warp over the castle before heading into the heddles. This is one reason that I’ve chosen this simple warping – mistakes like that are not hours in the undoing!
I tied off to the bottom rod. Tommye Scanlin has a great tip in tying off the bar to the front of the loom to get the first round of tying off complete.
Here we are over the castle, through the heddles and all the groups checked out for being in the correct harness! I then inserted 4 of the spacers within the warp and spaced the warp out correctly.With that you can see here the outside/inside order of the groups and hopefully can imagine what will happen once I start placing the bamboo in there.
The next step is generally to put in a header and some sort of weft protection (something to keep this from falling apart when I take it off the loom). I’ve thought about tying off a small portion of warp at each group, but wonder what you all think?
Still plugging away at preparing the bamboo, but hopefully I’ve got enough to get started and see where the next roadblock is!