I have a skein of silk thread that I want to use as warp. I have a swift but not any way to put the thread on a cone or spool. Can I just pull the thread from the swift directly on to the warping board? First time working with silk and don't want to make a mess. Also, I will be using only part of the skein.
I’m sure you could use your swift but my only caution is to make sure it doesn’t start spinning. Hopefully you have a way to slightly tighten it so you can concentrate on winding your warp under even tension.