Posted by Peg in South Carolina
To wind the handspun warp I converted two skeins of the handspun into balls. Not cones. Balls. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Winding from balls is jerky at best. Winding from cones is smooth and easy. I knew this. So why, why, why did I make balls? With my cone winder it is just as easy to make cones as it is to make balls with my ball winder.
Well, there were not many ends, and I just wanted to see if I had been wrong about the balls. If my experience had changed. Nope. So, to wind bobbins, I will convert the remaining skeins to cones. I may even convert what is left on the second ball to a cone.
Cone/ball issue aside, there is really only one major issue to confront when I make a handspun warp. The stretch factor. Handspun has lovely resilience. That means it stretches and bounces right back. That means that when I removed the warp from the warping board, I immediately lost eight inches. Sigh. And I had tried to be so careful to wind the warp tautly but without stretching it.
I did make allowances for the stretch factor when I worked out the figures. I’m not totally dumb!
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