Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Well, in truth, the cross is twisted.
Raddling has clearly not gone without a problem. When I was inserting the back rod and lease sticks in preparation for raddling, I suspected that I was going to be in trouble. Because the color was so dark, I simply had trouble seeing what was going on with the threads.
If you look carefully at what is going on at the top stick, you might be able to see the twist. I am going to have to learn something about focusing this camera when I move in close.
To see a better photo of a twisted cross, go to my earlier post, Twist at Lease Sticks.
The first time I found a twist, I made a dreadful mess of getting it untwisted. I ended up with most of the warp ends going either above both lease sticks or else below them. A few did go over and under as they should.
My hope is that this does not ruin the warp. But I should be able, at the very least, to keep the threads in each of those raddle ends together when I thread. And it is a short warp.
The rest of the bouts I untwisted just fine. Actually, what I ended up doing was removing all the remaining bouts from the lease sticks and the back rod. Then I worked with one bout at a time. This way I was not having to constantly remove and replace bouts.
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