Winding multiple threads in a warp.

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    • #29268
      Sue
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        So, I’m getting ready to wind a 4 yard/750 end warp of 20/2 cotton.  It makes total sense to me that winding multiple threads and reducing the number of intersections in the lease sticks makes warping easier, and it would certainly halve the time it takes to wind the warp.

        My yarn is on a cone, so I’m thinking I should wind half of it onto a bobbin for the purposes of warping?  Or would it be better, tension wise, to  wind both halves onto bobbins and warp from there rather than from one bobbin and the cone?

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      • #29269
        Alissa Roode
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          I just did exactly that – split my cone of cottons so I could warp with doubled threads. I have an electric winder with a cone adapter, so I was able to wind it onto a separate cone, and it made my warping SO much faster! I didn’t have any problems with tension. I’d think that having both “cones” be roughly the same would be better for tension, I can see how if one is rolling horizontally on a bobbin holder, and the other is coming easily off the cone, it might cause some issues.

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        • #29374
          Amr
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            As I was winding my yarn onto My Lendrum bobbin, from a large cone, the thought occurred to me that I don’t know how many yards I have on the bobbin.  I can measure by weight so that both bobbins are the same amount in weight, but can I know how many yards I’ve put on?

            The yarn was a mill end, so it doesn’t have the yardage on it, so I can’t measure that way, and I can’t fit half of it onto one bobbin then another because the cone has more than a bobbin can hold.

            Alaa

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          • #29383
            Ginette
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              Hi Alaa,

              Do you have a yardage counter you can use while you are winding onto your Lendrum bobbins?

              Otherwise, I would fill both bobbins and start making the warp, when you run out, count your threads on your warp to estimate how many yards you put on then at least it’ll give you an idea of how much more is needed when you refill your bobbins.

              Ginette

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              • #29428
                Amr
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                  Hi Ginette,

                  Sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately, I don’t have a yardage counter, so I took your suggestion and kind of eye balled the amounts to be the same. I started the winding, and one bobbin was a few yards shorter. I’m going to start on the bobbins again, now. I think I’ll probably need to wind a partial third bobbin as well. But, I’m going to keep at this new technique and, hopefully, I’ll master it.

                  Using a manual bobbin winder will help with building my arm muscles.:)

                  Alaa

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