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…………….