I love love the design for this project and can’t wait to get tied on and going. But I know I’m in for a rough ride. My threads weren’t consistent—some looser than others as I wound the warp on. I’m guessing it’s because I didn’t do a good job with multiple threads in my hand at the warping board. I have this nightmare imagined with 200 little weights hanging off the back! Is there anything I can do at this point?
I've been warping for season 2 sample 2 and have a question about warping DDDD/LLLL with 2 ends in my hand. I understood the others but can't get this one. I know that's ridiculous but.... Can you clarify for me please? Thank you.
What you are aiming for in your cross is having 4 darks together and then 4 lights. If you are warping with 2 in your hand you would wind on 2 darks going down and then back up your warping board through your cross giving you 4 darks and then switch to 2 lights repeating the same motion. Make sense .....
OR ... you could wind 1 D and 1 L for the entire warp and then just grab the appropriate colored thread DDDDLLLL when you're threading the heddles. I warp back to front and this works fine - the threads are slightly tangled at the back but only in groups of 8 and once they're thru the heddles, all is good. This was suggested by Janet Dawson for a stash buster class I attended online this past year. She called it 'borrowing from the neighbors'!
If the warp sequence calls for 45 ends - you wind your warp until you have 45 ends in your cross. In the Colour and Weave gamp - LLD x 15 times going through your cross gives you 45 ends of LLD in your cross. You will have to tie your LLD to your 4 divider threads at the opposite end of your warp to where you started because of the odd number of ends you are winding - 45 being an odd number. Have you gone back and reviewed Season 1: Episode 1: Making a Good Warp? Jane demonstrates there how to wind with multiple ends in your hand.
If I have a heddle threading mistake of 1, 3, 4 (just caught it and am unweaving now to correct) can I just rethread the heddles to the right of the mistake back to the edge since it is plain weave? I'm thinking it won't matter that the first heddle isn't 1 as long as the sequence is maintained - correct?