Multiple ends

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    Kathleen McDonald
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    • Weaving wonder

    Depending on how wide your warp needs to be and how short your pegs are, you may need to split the warp (ie. make more than one chain).


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    • Weaving wonder

    That was my concern as well.  I made multiple chains.  So far so good. 🖒


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    • Weaving wonder

    The answer to your question is “yes”.  You’ll notice that Jane gently pushes her warp towards the board as she is winding, but there comes a point where you are just asking for trouble if you try to put too many ends into one warp.  You probably can wind one warp for a scarf (depending on it’s width and fineness of the yarn but I always wind several warps when I’m winding tea towels or anything wider or with thicker yarn.  Another point to remember is that all warping boards are not created equal.  Some will have longer dowels and therefore can hold wider warps.  My warping board had relatively short dowels, so I got used to winding several warps for a single project.  Clear as mud?


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    • Weaving weeble

    How do you manage high count warp ends?  Do you make multiple warps for one project to avoid stacking the threads on top of each other?  To keep them flat as Jane demonstrates I don’t understand how the warping board can accommodate more than x number ends.  I think the method Jane demonstrated will help a lot in keeping the threads in order and make for a much easier roll on, but I don’t think my warping board can hold 360 ends (example) without stacking? I feel like I am missing a detail.   Deb

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