Saturday, October 18, 2008

Trapeze???

So, this is to weight down the warp while one winds, got it. I still have to wind it on the back beam. Is there an argument against having these things dangling at the back as I weave, I wonder?

And either way, how do the warp stay spread out?

I must admit to be a bit disappointed. Regarding winding, my stack-of-magazines-on-top-of-my-warp-on-top-of-old-carpet works OK, so I guess I don't see an urgent need to send B to the hardware store.

Never mind me, I'm having a underwhelming day.

3 comments:

  1. I use a reed to spread the warp. Thats what you usually do in a Cyrus or a Glimåkra.

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  2. I've spent much of the morning trying to log in to suggest using a reed to spread the warp as well. If you lashed a reed to the back beam there's nothing stopping you from using a weighted rather than beamed warp - after all, that's how the ancients did it.

    I'm not sure why google is acting strangely with logging in today...

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  3. KD, is that enough to keep the warp spreaded evenly at the bottom FRONT of the loom like the pic?

    Geodyne, you're absolutely right - that's what they did, and in some regions, they still tie the warp to a stone and leave it on the ground, don't they. My mind is racing. Google is... just being Google?

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