Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Sleying the left half has been going extraordinarily easily and quickly. Two reasons are possible:
1. The experience I have built up sleying the right side has made me faster.
2. Moving right to left, as I do on the left side of the warp, instead of left to right, as I did on the first half, might be more natural for me.
Both of these answers may be involved, but they are not the real reason. The real reason has to do with the grouping of the threaded heddles.
The crackle units consists of 4 threads to a unit. Even though they threading changes from time to time, the 4 threads consistently alternate between the front 4 shafts and the back 4 shafts. On the left side. This makes picking out the 4 threads a whole lot easier and faster and is another double-check on accuracy.
This alternation between front and back shafts did not happen on the right side……Whoops?