Friday, July 9, 2010

FINISHED SLEYING? WELL, NO

Posted by Peg in South Carolina 

I finished sleying the warp.  The dyeing is done.  Now to wind cones from the skeins and then pirns from the cones.  Now to tie on the warp to the front beam.

RE-CHECKING THE RIGHT HALF

But I have not forgotten.  Here is what I wrote at the end of a recent post, Sleying Left Half Faster—Why?

This alternation between front and back shafts did not happen on the right side……Whoops?

So, finished with the left side, I went back to check out the right half.  I found the problem:  5 ends in one dent.  Did it happen near the selvedge?  Of course not!  It happened very close to the center.  That would give me the privilege of resleying almost half the warp instead of just a few ends.

MAGIC IN THE PATTERN

When I started the sleying process, I had not thought about any kind of pattern to the threads.  I thought only about drawing out 4 ends for each dent.  Had I realized that there was a pattern—that all four warp ends would be either from the first four shafts or from the second four shafts, I would have immediately seen the error.  I would not even had to have counted the ends.

LESSON LEARNED: LOOK FOR PATTERNS

Now, to finish the sleying, winding skeins, winding pirns…………….
 

Finished Sleying? Well, No”  was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on July 9, 2010. ©2010 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.

2 comments:

evelynoldroyd said...

I too look for patterns in the threading and if nothing shows itself, break it down into 8 end sections (usually) because Fiberworks prints out in 8 end sections! Easy to see and I mark off each section as I finish. I also move the correct heddles into place, then count out the number of ends in the pattern or section.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Excellent, Evelyn. I shall have to remember to look ahead of time. PixeLoom breaks the threading down into groups of 4.