I have a question about warping with multiple colors. If a pattern calls for a non repetitive pattern of colors, like A, B, B, 10A, B, B, A ( not a real sequence) or worse yet, three colors, what is the best way to warp them on the warping board?
I know that either you can cut and tie the ends at every color change, or make multiple warp chains of each color. The first is slow and wastes yarn, but is easier when threading the heddles, the second is chaotic with all the threads crossing, and it requires paying close attention. Any other method that I’ve missed?
Thank you in advance,
Hi Liza - the best way is to keep your warp together, if your warping board or warping mill can handle it. Cutting off and tying on the next colour is standard practice. It doesn’t waste much yarn at all really. Have you woven Season 2: Episode 4 - The Colour and Weave Sample? That sample gives you lots of practice winding a warp with many colour changes. I hope hope you are viewing the seasons in order, even if you don’t do ALL the samples - there is a treasure box full of weaving knowledge that Jane shares with us - step by step through the seasons.