Hello everyone - I am setting up my floor loom for the first time, and finally managed to get the warp beamed up after many false starts (and so many swears). I was about to thread it when I realized that I put the project through the raddle at half the width it was meant to be. Oops! I have already cut the loops off, so I am not sure what the best way to proceed is. Should I: 1. Rebeam with correct raddle width or 2. continue on with the woven project being much bigger than width of warp on back beam? The project is 2/8 cotton and I have metal heddles. I think the yarn can take it but I am not sure. Thank you!
How wide is your warp now and how wide is it supposed to be? Do you still have your lease sticks in?
Hi Sandra - The lease sticks are still in, and I wound the warp at almost half what is meant to be. I beamed it at 12.5 inches and it was meant to be 24.
Hi Rana, you’ll be fine as Jane says below. I just wanted to make sure that you weren’t going between 2 extremes, but you aren’t. And I thought I’d ask you about the lease sticks at the same time, in case a more challenging solution was required 😏. Let us know how it all works out!
Hi Rana, In Season 2.1.4 I widen my warp quite a bit. It was originally wound on for a width that would have been 16” and then I opened it up and wove it at 12 EPI so it really was much wider at the front than the back...I demonstrate it, weave it and prove you will not have a problem. I also talk about a similar thing in Season 3.5.3 where I take a repp warp and open it up and weave it without rebeaming. It will be fine.
Watch those episodes and it will help you summon the courage to go forward.