In the last picture I posted of the current art piece (click here to see it), I severely cropped the image. But in cropping it, I cut off the evidence of a warp issue. Here it is.
You might not immediately see the problem. But if you click on the image to blow it up, the problem will jump out at you!
LOOSENING WARP ENDS
On the third block from each end, the warp threads are consistently loosening up. This is not a result of faulty beaming. For some reason that I have not been able to work out, the threads on those blocks are not interacting as often with the wefts as are the threads on the other blocks.
This is the kind of thing that can happen with some lace structures.
- RETYING: simply cut off each piece as I finish it and retie on. Not my favorite solution........
- ADD WEIGHTS: add weights to those warp ends. That will work. At least until the weights drop to the floor! So adding weights is really only a temporary solution.
- USE A SECOND WARP BEAM: this is the best solution.
- WIND AND HANG SEPARATELY: the solution for those (like me!) who have no second warp beam is to wind the threads in those kinds of blocks separately and hang them, weighted, off the back of the loom in the manner of a supplementary warp.
Looking at the threading, I still don't understand why this particular group of threads should loosen. If I don't understand this, I will not be able to anticipate the problem in advance and work out the necessary solution.
Here is the drawdown:
Perhaps someone can come up with an explanation?