So I tried warping my 10 yard warp for the first sample front to back. Let’s just say, nightmares ensue which now that I’ve woven an inch I realize were probably due to twisted warp threads between reed and heddle. Anyway. I decide to cut off my 10 yard warp chain somewhere between 4 and 6 yards. The rest of the warp chain is intact, and I put a cross at both ends. I would like to warp back to front with the rest when I’m done with this sample yardage, but I need to be able to unchain in reverse… Is there a way to do that? or to cleanly undo, and redo (in reverse) a warp chain?
Solution in case anyone else needs/wants to do this: Put the warp chain on the floor. Stand on it. Pull out enough chain to work with from the release end and start making a new chain under tension. Step back on the chain when you need more length, keep chaining.