I want to tie a new warp onto an old warp to preserve the threading to start a new project. I’m working on a Huck draft based on Jane’s season 5, episode 3 Huck sampler. Jane has a brief explanation in the old Knowledge Base that is fairly clear. I’m denting 1,2,1 so I’m going to put lease sticks in front of the beater and also in the back of the loom behind the heddles. She also suggests putting a set of lease sticks into the new warp and attaching them between the breast beam and the castle posts.
My question has to do with cutting off the old warp. I’m planning on leaving about 6 inches of yarn in front of the lease sticks and cutting off the warp in small increments and tying each section with an overhand knot. Then I would tie on the new warp in small sections as well. Does this seem reasonable? The only time I tried to tie onto an old warp I lost the warp over the back beam because I didn’t have it secured with lease sticks and tensioned. Diane