Ann Nez

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      I just watched the small mohair warp segment and learned so many great ideas! I’ve been warping front to back with merino and silk and usually the fibers grab and cause snags, trouble! Thanks so much for your tips on opening the shed before winding on, and leaving the beater unlocked, and slaying one end per dent. Great ideas. Plus your method of raising the harnesses is so much simpler than mine!

      my apron rod is crooked so I’m replacing the round dowel with a stick and the old knotted nylon cord with texsolv. I liked the way your baby wolf rod is attached.  Is that one continuous piece  of texsolv held in place with the  anchors pegs?
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      Ann Nez
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        Hi Jane, thank you for this great season, I’ve learned several things that have already improved my warping. I just finished tying on following your method and my apron rod is crooked. It was straight when I started. Now that I’ve tied on and tensioned, the rod is 6.25 inches from the reed on the right side where I started, and 5.375 inches on the left side.
        I see that your rod is connected to the cloth beam in four places. My cloth beam has four holes but the apron rod is only connected to the two center holes. Could that be the problem?   My warp is 22 inches wide and extends 6 inches beyond the apron rod cords which are 8 inches apart.

        Ann Nez
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          Jane, thank you!  I’ve  been weaving for over ten years and constantly struggled with warping. I adopted all your techniques : dropped the counting string and ties, bolted the warping board securely, improved position of the cross, moved the raddle to the castle, seine twine on the castle … all these together And the warp looks great! I’ve even removed the breast beam for threading, a major improvement.

          Now I’m threading (fingers only!) and have two extra threads in one of my colored stripes. I had planned to do some color and weave 8shaft twills and this will throw off the pattern. Is there a way to remove these two threads, or should I just stick with plain weave so they won’t be obvious? 440 ends and they are around thread 300 in threading.

          Ann Nez
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            If I know I will be weaving twill, can I just leave the edge threads out of the heddles during threading and bring them through the reed , trying them on to the front rod with the rest of the warp? I’ve been using the canister method for years, but this sounds so much simpler.

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