Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Winding warp yarn

Is there such a word as “coning?”  Spell checker seems to think it’s a word…….  Anyway, here is the brown skein being coned. Also visible are some of my other tools. 

On the bottom shelf, my electric cone winder and my hand cone winder. 

On the middle shelf, my ball winder (in a clear pastic bag) and gloves that I sometimes wear when winding yarn to protect my fingers.

On the top shelf, my tension box, now facing a different direction so that the yarn coming from the skein winder does not pop off the pegs. 

The winding is not going  without some difficulties.  This next photo shows more clearly just what the difficulties are.

Problem warp skeinNevertheless, the difficulties here are not the horrendous ones I have experienced in the past. That means I am not tearing out my hair over it.  Just being persistent.

And I do now know it is definitely the dyeing process that is the cause of the problems. 

Related Post:   That Badly Snarled Skein of Yarn

"Coning the Warp Yarn” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on November 18, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Anonymous said...

Patience and persistence - powerful forces! Hope it sorts out quickly and starts going smoothly. The colour looks lovely.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, fibresofbeing. As you will see in my next post, things turned around!