I have wound the warp for the Season 5 Turned Twill project but having a heck of a time trying to balance the loom for weaving. I can't get it into perfect balance. The best I can do is to get the bottom of the shed level across the color sections but the sections to the right side of the loom (the colored stripes) the first, second and third shed top layers of the shed rises higher than the top layer of the tan shed. The bottom layer is level with the rest of the shed.
The first 4 shafts literally crash down to the left unless I support/balance them with empty heddles for shafts 1-4. It seems as though the draft has too much weight on 5,6.7 and 8 and needs balancing with 1, 2, 3 and 4. If I look at my tie up and the draft and visually draw a 4 square tie up grid, I have no heddles in the left bottom quadrant to balance the heddles in the other 3 quadrants.
Help- I'm stuck and can't move forward with this 12 yard warp.