Counting Threads

Jane Stafford Textiles Forums Weaving Discussion Counting Threads

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    Norma OCuilinn
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    • Weaving wonder

    Hi Freda,  I am not sure what you all mean b a chain but what I do is just lay contrast yarn over or under every 20 ends as I go.  That way I can easily know where I am when making a big warp.  I can count to twenty without losing track. Ha!

    then when I’m finished I just remove that serpentine yarn and it’s all even.  Did any of that make sense?

    Jean

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    Freda
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    Hi

    Thanks Inga.  Counting threads with a chain is slow.   I will be interested to see how Jane warps the loom.  I am learning lots of interesting tips. Thank you.

    Freda

     

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    Inga
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    • Weaving wonder

    Hi Freda,

    I found that counting and chaining every 1/2 “takes me twice the time to make a warp and set it in a raddle.  Actually putting it into raddle was way slower and frustrating with chain than without.  But then, we all should do the way it suits us.  If that is your preferred way, enjoy it!

    Inga

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    Freda
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    Hi

    Using a little piece of contrasting yarn, I do a little chain to count my threads.  So every 1/2 inch of threads I count as one section of the chain, so two chains would be 1 inch of threads and so on.  This helps me when I am warping then I have bundles of threads for each 1/2 inch in my  raddle.  Also a quick way to check my thread count.  What do you think of this process?

    Freda

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    Martha
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    • Weaving wonder

    Thank you.   I like the idea of warping without stopping to put the counting chain on.  I’ll be practicing this technique.

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    Corinna Hettinger
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    • Weaving wizard

    Thank you for the Youtube clip. It made4 it a whole lot clearer. Great counting method which I will definitely try next time I warp

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    Karen
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    • Weaving weeble

    This is one of the best items about the first webinar I learned!  I am definetly going to give this a good go at!

     

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    Rita
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    • Weaving wizard

    I, also, had to watch Jane counting a few times. I will be trying that next.    I like the videos.  very helpful!

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    Sandra
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    • Weaving wonder

    Brilliant Kathleen! Thank you for pointing us in the right direction.

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    Kathleen McDonald
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    • Weaving wonder

    Here is Jane showing how to count threads on an earlier U Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFAfQ_E045Y

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    Sandra
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    • Weaving wonder

    Hi Janice – I think if you go back to video 2 – Warping on a Warping Board, around the 22 minute mark you can see a close-up of Jane doing her counting. Watch the video again and give it a try when you next are winding a warp and I’m sure everything will fall into place 🙂

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    Janice
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    • Weaving weeble

    I am only up to episode 3 so far and already there is more here than I have previously learned! I am especially intrigued by the counting method and I’m wondering if we can see that again, perhaps more slowly? I think this is going to be more accurate than the counting threads, and much faster! Thank you for a wonderful series!

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