Wednesday, April 2, 2008
WARP IS RADDLED
The raddling is done.
Yes, I did have problems. Twice I discovered that the warp ends twisted as they went from the rod through the lease sticks. This is easy to spot. When I select the first threads from a bout to drop into the raddle, they refuse to separate from the rest of the bout.
I used to yank at them to force them to separate. Doing that does not help. Why not?
STRAIGHTENING A WARP BOUT
Looking at the rod shows that they are coming from the wrong side of the bout. Since I raddle from right to left, I am separating the threads out at the right side of the bout. If those initial eight threads are at the right side, but on the rod are on the left side, I have twisted the bout as I led it from rod to lease sticks.
So I remove the rod (carefully), untwist the warp and slip the rod back in.
Unfortunately, doing this usually means removing neighboring bouts from the rod as well, so that I can get at the offending bout. Doing this requires even greater care. I must make sure all the loops get back on. And I must make sure that those neighboring bouts are not twisted when I put them back on the rod.
NEXT: BEAMING ON
Note that the warp yarns are now thrown over the castle. I am almost ready to start beaming on.
I Ought Not to be a Weaver
Preparing the Warp Bouts for the Loom