I fell in love with the light yellows of Stripes, rather to my surprise. After I finished the class exercise and some color experiments, I cut off the cloth. Then, I made two small warp chains. Each chain has 8 ends of Pale Limette (PL). My idea was to frame the towels in PL. I used the directions in Asymmetry as a guide for adding the new yarns to each side of the existing warp. I had some trouble weighting them in the back, but after several tries came up with a solution (I only have 2 empty cones and needed 4. I unrolled the small amount of leftover Christmas wrap to get the cardboard tub on which it was rolled and whacked off two pieces, each as long as the cone it would be snugged inside of). I tied on to the cloth apron, making sure (the second time) that I tied the new ends in to the cloth apron rod by themselves rather than as part of an existing bout. I started and started weaving. Everything was fine until I advanced the warp and then it went wonky and nothing I have tried has helped. I tried:
- Loosening the wind-on tension, which I tend to like tight. It didn't help and I didn't really think it would.
- Putting "S" hooks on the cones in back and then removing them. I thought removing them might help. I didn't.
- Opening up my throw even more than normal..
- Beating harder than normal.
- Beating lighter than normal.
- Hemstitch and start again. This was okay for a few picks and then the ends starting creeping up again.
I'm at a loss. Other than cut the PL ends off, I don't know what to do. Logic says the problem is in the back with the cones/tubes setup. Is there another way to tension? Because the tube doesn't fit properly in the cone, could that be causing the problem?
I'll upload wonky fell pictures:
Wonky fell, front of loom - https://ibb.co/KyfWBBb.
Closeup of wonky fell - right side - https://ibb.co/f1k3XDP
Closeup of wonky fell - left side - https://ibb.co/Gcf0XzW
Back of loom - https://ibb.co/G9Dmjdd
Any help is greatly appreciated.