Multiple ends

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      Deb
      Participant

        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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      • #29505
        Sandra
        Keymaster

          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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        • #29506
          Chrysalis
          Participant

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

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          • #29509
            Kathleen McDonald
            Participant

              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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