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    • #202126
      dianeg537
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      I put a fairly long boucle cotton warp on my baby wolf loom front to back and realized after weaving a couple of towels I had tension problems. I had run out of brown paper when I was beaming the back beam so I was using paper bags that I had cut apart along with sticks.  I think was causing my tension problems. I want to remove the existing paper on the back beam and replace with some new brown paper off a roll.

      My question. If I wind the warp that’s on the back beam over the front beam and then wind it back on with new paper which I now have will that be adequate?
      Should I make a new cross and put sley sticks in before I wind the warp back over the front beam?

      Thanks,

      Diane

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    • #202129
      Sandra
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      Question …… is it still threaded and dented?

    • #207235
      dianeg537
      Participant

      Yes.  I have kept it threaded and dented but no longer have the cross sticks in.

       

      • #207517
        Sandra
        Keymaster

        That’s great news, Diane!  No need to worry about putting the cross back in – it’s all in order and spread at the right width on the loom.  I’d gently pull your warp over the front beam and slowly wind it onto the back beam, adding your new paper as you go.  This is a case of having to adjust your tension issues as you are winding back on.  If I’ve had a problem with tension in a warp, I wind it on using another of Jane’s methods that she demonstrates in Louet’s YouTube video – Warping your loom – Part 3

        That will be a slower method but you should be able to get even tension on the warp as you wind on.  Look forward to hearing about you successfully weaving this warp 😀

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