Having ends left over is a rarity for me, though it has happened.
WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?
This could have happened when I had to recalculate the number of ends in each warp bout. The recalculations resulted in bouts with different numbers of ends in each bout.
ADD ANOTHER BLOCK?
I could add another block with 14 heddles. But then I would destroy the symmetry of the design. The threading, as designed, begins and ends with the same block.
In fact, the whole design is symmetrical. The left half is simply a repeat of the right half, only in reverse.
CHANGES IN THREADING BLOCK WIDTHS
Ahh, but as I threaded I became aware of another problem. Some of my blocks were a tiny bit shorter than most of the blocks.
These discrepancies doubtless happened when I had to make some changes to the threading. I didn't want to change the number of ends I had planned on, so I needed to revise some of the threading to accommodate the difference.
I thought that what I had done was simply to change the width of the center block. I did not, however, make notes of what I actually did, so I cannot reconstruct what I did. And so I cannot figure out where I went wrong.
I, who always encourage other weavers to document EVERYTHING.............sob.........
UNDERSTANDING THE BLOCKS
Some of these variances are really minor, a matter of one or two threads. This suggests another reason for the discrepancies. And I think this may be the real reason.
At the time I was designing the threading, I don't think I always clearly understood how one block moved to another. Now (I think?) I am clear on that issue.
DROP OFF THE EXTRA THREADS
So, what I shall do is simply drop the extra threads off the back beam. And let them hang there. That simple.
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