Another resource that is available to everyone is Jane’s Helpline that you can find a link to on JST’s main website. There are questions and Jane’s answers that have been collected and put in the Helpline over a number of years. It’s an amazing “first stop” resource.
My question regards ‘not spitting up families’. I have a chain of 4 ends of rayon chenille to try and spread along the raddle of my Spring loom. Am I right in thinking that I should use three sets of four ends (12 ends per inch) and leave a space between each in the 5 raddle space? Does this make sense to anyone? I spent a lot of the early morning sleep going over and over it in my head to try to figure out what to do without splitting the ‘families’ up. TIA
Hi Sasha, I’ve had to do something similar to accommodate my multiple threads and to keep them together. If I recall, I had at least one empty dent per inch on my David raddle. I think your thoughts on leaving an empty space in between each set of 4 threads will be ok. It’s better to keep those 4 threads together.
This may be the perfect time to cover the Louet raddle and use a home made raddle. I always found that stuffing ends of chenille into the Louet raddle put too much tension on the warp as it was wound on. I always clamped a wider raddle over top….like I do right at the beginning of lesson one.