I'm looking for what else to do for tension problems in my warp that develop in the course of weaving. I've watched and rewatched the video on tying on and seem to have consistent tension at the start of weaving. After one towel, e.g., I start to get a bit of a smiley face at the sides of the warp and there is clearly less tension there.
I find myself having to cut off and retie frequently and apart from draw-in possibly stretching the threads, am at a loss to understand what is happening. I have glued the pegs on my warping board in so they don't move much at all, and follow the recommendations Jane has made for warping.
Any help appreciated!
Smiley faces that develop during weaving are generally caused from drawing in too much. Somewhere back in Season 1 I demonstrate how to bring your warp width and tension back out without cutting off but there is so much in there I can't find it. Have you watched all of Season 1. My advice at this moment is to making sure you have a high angle on the weft before you beat it in. Are you beating on an open shed?
Karen - Jane has humbly forgotten the wonderful article she has written on selvedges - and it lives on the JST Knowledge Base! In Praise of Good Selvedges
Thanks, Jane. Yes, I'm beating on an open shed and have watched all of Season 1 (and beyond :)). I'll review it again and try the high angle you recommend. Fingers crossed that my smiley faces stay elsewhere....