I put the front beam back on. I removed the lease sticks that were sitting at the back of the heddles.
SLIP KNOTS TO OVERHAND KNOTS
Then I took each individual slip-knotted group of warp and worked them through so that there were no loose ends in the group. They were not all the same length, but that is never to be expected. Once assured that there were no loose ends, I then tied the group securely with an overhand knot.
Note that on each side, the floating selvedge warp end is tied in with the regular warp, even though the floating selvedge warp is wound on its own bobbin and will hang, weighted, at the back of the loom on its own.
PLACEMENT OF KNOTS
tried to make the overhand knot on each warp group so that all would occur on the same place, so that they would form a straight line across the warp. Of course I never succeed in this. But the closer I get the easier it makes the lashing on.
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