Warping The Loom

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cross ties
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laying the warp through the harnesses
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tying up the cross sticks
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cross sticks installed, cross at the back of the loom
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installing the raddle

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centring the warp on the raddle
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counting ends to the half inch
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beaming the warp – after the warp is laced, heavy paper is used on the rear roller to keep the warp strands from wrapping in on themselves unevenly and creating uneven warp strands as one weaves

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teasing out warp strands at the front of the loom
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using a teasing stick
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tensioning knots and winding the warp

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grouping of heddles and threading with a hook
grouping of heddles and threading with a hook – using 4 harnesses to assist spreading
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threading reed – 3 stands/2 openings
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tying in the warp

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