I am posting the latest update for my DOOMED project...
I have never in all my years weaving had so many problems with ONE warp. Calculated if the Crackle pattern as written by JST would fit my table loom...theoretically yes. Started threading at right side, got close to left side...nope too wide. Took out an extension on pattern, rethreaded.
Started sleying reed on right side..left about 1/2" empty on right. Got close to left side...nope not enough empty dents. Sleyed again using very 1st right hand dent.
Tied onto front rod. Started raising shafts...had a good 2 1/2" section with NO threads on shaft number 4.
Reworked entire threading for a Rosepath/Crackle pattern with fewer extensions...dropped extra, un-needed warp threads off back of loom on each side.
Sleyed and tied onto front rod. Wove some plain weave and it look fine. Went on vacation to Atlanta.
Came home and started weaving in the pattern....at least 3 threading errors.
Rethreaded, AGAIN, this time in 9 thread units, rechecking each unit for accuracy. Sleyed and tied onto front rod AGAIN.
Started weaving Tromp as Writ towel...lovely. Got to about 3 inches to completion when the far right threads got too tight. Went to back of loom and those threads had slipped off of the packing cardboard sticks and were wrapped around the back warp beam. ARGHH.
Unrolled threads from back beam to unstick the trapped threads and in doing so, on other side got the unused threads tangled up all around the warp beam. WTH??!!@#
Carefully CUT the f'ing warp threads off of the warp beam, and as carefully as I could, lashed the warp in bundles back onto the warp beam.
Wound on the warp, and finished weaving the last bit of the first towel. See photo for all of the weights I had hanging off of the warp to even out the tension as much as I could.
Cut that towel off of the front. Pulled the warp completely through the front of the loom, and rewound it onto the back, evenly tensioned.
Weaving towel #2 going without problem (so far). A lesson in patience, and perseverance. I wanted to cut the whole mess off and stomp on it.