Friday, April 3, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

My original intention had been to wind three bouts with 98 ends and one bout with 96 ends.  That would give me the total number of ends I need for the scarf/sample warp, sett at 60 epi. 

This would give me bouts more than one inch wide.  Actually, more than one-and-a-half inches wide.

Memory niggled at me.  I had read that fine warps should be wound in one-inch bouts AT THE MOST.  I don’t remember where I read this but from my own experience, I knew this was reasonable though tiresome to do.

Yes, I am lazy.  I am just as eager as the next person to take shortcuts.  But this weaving is just too important to me to let that laziness control me.  So I am making bouts slightly less than an inch wide.  I am winding six bouts with 56 ends and one bout with 54 ends.  Yes, this is tiresome.

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Winding the Silk Warp” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on April 3, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Susan said...

Oh, Peg.... please don't say 'tiresome'. You'll discourage our newer weavers! It's tedious at times but perhaps meditative?
Time to listen to nice music?
And don't forget, the results will be the reward!

:) Susan
who's trying to find the reward in threading the same project 4 times

Peg in South Carolina said...

Susan, there are tiresome things in everything we do, not matter how much we may love doing them. The question is, how do we handle the tiresome? I would not be able either to meditate or listen to music when making a 60/2 warp lest I not get the cross right, lest I go around the wrong pegs once, lest I make a counting error, lest I use different amounts of tension as I wind on....... I handle this particular one by winding only one or two bouts at a time, doing it in between more "interesting" activities!
I'd betinterested to hear about the reward you are going to find.......(grin!) Actually, I am serious.