This block twill has straight threading within each block. I was taught to always thread from the furthest shaft away to the front shaft, when threading straight twills (or plain weave). SO ... I threaded my 8 shaft turned twill from "back" to "front" for each set of Block A and then again on Block B. Block A is a 1-2-3-4 shaft straight twill and Block B is a 5-6-7-8 straight twill.
The first inch shows that Block A and Block B are indeed proceeding as indicated in the sample scarf.
BUT I noticed that the right hand side of the weaving is not packing down as much as the left. I am NOT hitting the fell line. I am proceeding with a gentle squish.
Hi Sierra, it makes no difference which way you thread it, it just changes the direction of the diagonal. I you think back to 4 shaft twills, we thread 1,2,3,4 and the twill goes one way and then we reverse and go 4,3,2,1....all that does is change the direction of the diagonal. So you don't have to thread from the back to the front, you can thread in any direction you like. Check to see if your beater is caught on something, check to see how it is once your apron road has gone over the breast beam. If you can't figure it out you will have to send a picture.
Hi Jane. I decided to try starting with the B block first. There is still a slight variation, but it looks ok. I did double check the tie up, beater bar etc.
I figured that the threading wasn't the problem, because that's the way I have always done it. I REALLY need to dress my loom more than twice in a 6 month period! I just seem to be fuzzy on the details and lack confidence.
THANKS for the reply.
Great, you can always go back and review season one....it will help get un-fuzzy......unless you watch warping with mohair, haha.