Wide warp with raddle in top

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    • #163239
      Lise
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        hi, I have a 34’’ baby blanket warp ready to put on the loom and after watching how Jane attaches her raddle to the harnesses, I was eager to try it. I’ve never woven such a wide piece. I have a 36’’ Fanny and because my warp is wide, the cords holding the harnesses are in the way if I attach the raddle to the back on the harnesses.

        If I put the raddle where I used to put it, i have too many heddles in the way to be able to wind on the warp at the proper width.

        did i just shoot myself in the foot by trying to put on a wider warp on my loom?

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      • #163252
        kathleen ready
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          Hi Lise, No you didn’t shoot yourself in the foot, as there is more  than one way to tackle this. I previously had a Leclerc Mira loom (counterbalance) and I clamped my raddle to the back beam. The shafts should be on hooks and can be easily removed until after you wind your warp, or you could wind your warp slightly narrower than your project, say 32 inches. Hope this helps.

          I forgot to mention the  raddle  will be on the other side of your cross.

        • #163261
          Lise
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            Thanks Kathleen, I will go have another look at it with this information…and figure out the best way to solve this.

          • #163263
            Anne Morison
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              Lise, hello, I have a Fanny loom .I find that when I am ready to wind on the warp I cut the threads that will have to go around the outside of the cords and put them in the raddle at the appropriate spot. Once you have finished your winding on the back beam you treat the warp like any other. Hope this is clear and helps.
              Anne.

            • #163278
              Lise
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                I’m not sure…you cut the threads at the spot where they are on the rod at the back?

              • #163302
                Anne Morison
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                  Lise, hello, I apologise I wasn’t clear. You cut the ends that are waiting to be threaded in the heddles. After winding my warp on the mill or board I secure the cross and then chain the rest. I put the end with the cross on the back beam rod, put the lease sticks in the cross. The rest of the warp is then ready to lay over the shafts ready to be spread in the raddle. If the warp is long I know this will be a bit tricky but I then un-chain it and cut the ends. You can then separate the outside threads to go in the raddle on the outside of the shaft cords. This is the disadvantage of the Fanny looms and Mira. I hope this rather long-winded reply helps.
                  Anne.

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