Warping colors without multiple cones

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    • #41088
      sharikalb
      Participant

        I have plenty of 8/2 cotton and want to try Jane’s warping method. However, I don’t have multiple cones of each color so I can’t exactly do it the way it is in the video. Is there an alternative trick for multiple colors when you only have one cone of each?

      • #41103
        Sandra
        Keymaster

          I wish I could think of an alternative trick!  The only way would be to wind off some onto another cone but it would be more difficult to wind the warp that way because I know I would have trouble maintaining the same tension and preventing tangling coming off a self wound cone.  If I only have one cone – it’s done the slooooow way, one thread at a time.  Maybe someone else has a magic formula?!?

          • #41115
            Sasha Adams
            Participant

              How about winding some of the initial cone on to one of those nifty 4” spools that Jane used in the very first video last year when she wound the silk skein on to them. Then you would put them in that  shoe box thingy and use that to warp. That way you would have two at the same time. Just a thought.

              Sasha

              • #41116
                sharikalb
                Participant

                  Brilliant – I have a good lazy kate that I  can use – why didn’t I think of that?

            • #41289
              Deborah Cannatella
              Participant

                I am currently warping using her method for multiple cones and following her instructions for a color and weave warp.  I am curious, though… when it says 48 dark/light warping with two ends in hand… is that 48 (pairs) or is 48 the number of threads… (as in 24 pairs)?

              • #41297
                Sandra
                Keymaster

                  Sorry to take so long getting back to you, Deborah.  Yes, 48 threads (24 pairs).  Have fun!

                • #42327
                  Jean
                  Participant

                    I do this all the time… almost every warp unless it’s all white, which I have many cones of…  I use my bobbin winder and wind off  my single tube of 8/2 (or whatever) onto the cardboard spools that are used for sectional warping  I put the original tube on my lazy kate or sometimes I do like Jane does and use a cardboard box with a knitting needle and sometimes I use a mini milk crate the same way.  I put the whole deal on a kitchen scale and wind off about half if I’m going to wind from two or 1/4 the weight if I’m going to want 4.  Easy Peasy 😉

                  • #42652
                    debzx1
                    Participant

                      Ok so…when I get to DDDD/LLLL do I need four cones of dark and four of light?  How do you hold that many in one hand?  Have I miunderstood something??

                      Thanks!  Debbie

                       

                    • #42653
                      Sandra
                      Keymaster

                        Hi Debbie – you’ll find lots of ideas to answer your question in this thread as well as in the thread https://janestaffordtextiles.com/forums/topic/warping-with-multiple-ends-sample-2-colour-and-weave-gamp/

                        There are great photos of how Jane holds the yarn in her hand in the other thread!  Have fun.

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