Lea Scherer

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      I at first wondered about that, too, Jane, but I just checked the draft again, and actually only a third of the ends are on 1 and 2, a third on 3 and 4, and the remainder on 4-12.  The warp is 14” wide and at 24 epi, which doesn’t seem very dense to me for 40/2 linen.  I also checked the drafts for my previous 2 warps on the loom, and they were at the same sett and had fully half of the ends on 1 and 2 – but I didn’t have this issue.  Some people use elastic on their jack looms to bring shafts back down, and elastic can be used on traditional countermarch looms to bring them back to neutral; is there a way to use elastic on a parallel countermarch?  I’m thinking that it may pay to experiment with untying the 1s and 2s from all the treadles and see if the other shafts then behave normally.  Thanks!

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        Thanks, Jane.  Yes, the tie-up is correct, as I am getting the correct sheds each time – the shafts that lower just don’t rise back up to neutral.  And the treadles don’t either; they alternate low-high-low-high etc with a difference between the low and high of about 1 and 1/2”.  With the locking pin in, everything is as it should be.  It weaves OK, but with the treadles uneven I am having to lift my foot differently for each treadle – there is no smooth transition from treadle to treadle. This is my 3rd linen warp on the loom, and with the first 2 I did not have this issue.  Any thoughts? Thanks!

        Lea Scherer
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          What is the light fixture that is attached to the underside of the castle of the Spring loom? Will it work on my Delta?
          I am new to the Guild, and am astounded by how much I am learning, even though I have been weaving for many years. I joined mostly in hopes of learning more about working with my new Delta, but I am gaining knowledge of how to improve my weaving technique as well. Thank you!

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