When I make a warp, i tie on the first thread, and then at the end of the warp, i tie on the last thread. This leaves me with 2 "dangling" threads (the first and last). How do you usually attach these threads to the warp beam? i've been using what's left of the loops from tying them on, but i'm wondering if there's a best practice for doing this. I'm also wondering if there's a really good knot to use to make the loops, especially the tie of the final bit of thread, so that I don't lose tension on the thread when i tie it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks.
I tie the beginnings and ends of warp yarn to the dowel which creates a loop. I usually start my warps at the bottom and work up. This means that loop won't need to be attached to the rod. Sometimes I'm lucky and I end at the bottom but when I end at the top I tie that end to the dowel and slip the loop onto the warp rod. Easy Peasy.
Thank you Jane. I have been following your lead and starting at the bottom too. But i do not understand why starting there means that the loop "won't need to be attached to the rod." Why won't it need to be attached.... oh, you mean because we start dressing the loom from the end with the cross -- the top end, and there are no "ends" there! I get it now, the lightbulb just went on. Thank you. I'm really enjoying your videos. Very helpful for a brand new weaver like me.
And its burning brightly :)
Yay.....you got it...I still remember when my light bulb went on over this conundrum.